DEFAERO Strategy Series [Feb 21, ’23] w/ CNAS’ Richard Fontaine


On this latest episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Strategy Series, sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Richard Fontaine, the president and CEO of the Center for a New American Security, discusses key takeaways from the Munich Security Conference, whether allies are committed to Ukraine’s victory or enough support for a negotiated settlement, how a Russian victory in Ukraine could encourage China to miscalculate over Taiwan, analyzing the alliance’s incremental approach to furnishing Ukraine with steadily more capable weapons, the message President Biden’s unprecedented trip to Kyiv sends to friends and enemies alike, the right long-term strategy toward Russia, Vladimir Putin’s decision to suspend the New START treaty, whether the United States is sharpening its nuclear-mindedness as quickly as necessary given Russia, Chinese and North Korean atomic weapons programs, lessons from the Ukraine war that can better deter China in Asia. how Washington should respond if Beijing begins to overtly supply Moscow with weapons, deterring an united China and Russia, what a sound US long-term strategy toward China looks like, balancing a foreign policy with human rights at its core with the necessity for realpolitik, former President Carter’s legacy, adjusting US security policy and capabilities as new technologies disrupt societies and warfighting alike, examples good and bad strategy, and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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