Mike and Marshall speak with recently announced Hudson Institute Senior Fellow, Miles Yu. Dr. Yu illustrates the wide array of threats that the Chinese Communist Party poses to the West, including economic pressures, regional alliance building, and authoritarian policies threatening freedom’s around the world. Dr. Yu uses his expertise in academia and government to answer questions like: Are we winning the struggle with the CCP? Can we? What must be done to do so?
Counterbalance is a foreign policy podcast that embodies Hudson’s tradition of challenging conventional wisdom. The Trump era attacked the elite consensus regarding several key issues, including the rise of China, American policy toward the Middle East, and the compartmentalization of domestic and foreign policy. Many observers in the media and in establishment foreign policy circles are presenting the advent of a Biden presidency as a total repudiation of President Trump’s policies and a return to “normalcy.” But, regardless of how one feels about the Trump era or any of his specific policies, there is no turning back the clock. The elite foreign policy consensus will never be the same. Counterbalance will reckon with what’s next.