Hudson Senior Fellow, Bryan Clark, joined Marshall and Mike to analyze the military developments surrounding Ukraine. Bryan explains why Putin’s Ukraine strategy is an effective example of “decision-centric warfare” and what the U.S. can learn from the Russian military’s reformed force-structure. The episode also examines what the conflict could mean for China-Taiwan tensions, and how the U.S. military needs to adapt to the new-age reality that it could be trading paint with near-peer competitors like Russia & Ukraine on multiple fronts.
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.