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February 8, 2018
President Nirav Patel on Why the U.S. Should Offer a Digital Highway Initiative for Asia

The Straits Times

One of China’s greatest contributions to global strategy has been the ability to turn the building of roads and infrastructure into metrics of national power and global influence.

To Beijing’s credit, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a brilliant diplomatic and strategic marketing tool for China Inc.

China, with much fanfare in the developing world, is doing what no other power has accomplished, perhaps since president Dwight Eisenhower’s United States in the post-World War II environment – namely, the ability to integrate various tools of national power, from commerce and finance to diplomacy and military.

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January 29, 2018
Chairman Dr. Kurt M. Campbell Named McCain Institute's 2018 Kissinger Fellow

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The McCain Institute for International Leadership today announced its 2018 Kissinger Fellow, Kurt Campbell. His one-year fellowship begins tonight at an annual dinner in New York City with Dr. Henry Kissinger, the McCain Institute’s cohort of next generation leaders, and other notables.

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January 23, 2018
Principal Col. (Ret.) Trey Meeks on the US-Taiwan Relationship

The Hill

At its current pace, sometime within the next 300 million years, the eastern edge of the Eurasian tectonic plate will fold under the northern edge of the Philippine Sea plate, uniting Taiwan with mainland China in a geo-physical sense.

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January 16, 2018
Vice Chairman Ambassador Richard Verma and Ambassador Nirupama Rao on Why the U.S. and India Must Forge a Strong Democratic Partnership

The Hill

The world is changing. China is ascending as a superpower looking to upend existing rules. European unity is under threat. Russia is playing a more destabilizing role abroad than it has since the Cold War. Unrest in the Middle East is tearing the region apart. At the same time, new technology and other economic dynamics are fueling income inequality and job losses, making it more and more difficult to spur widely shared and sustainable growth.

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December 7, 2017
Vice Chairman Ambassador Rich Verma Speaks on U.S.-India Relations at the Wilson Center

In a conversation on U.S.-India relations, Ambassador Rich Verma provided his first-hand perspective on the opportunities and challenges involved in making the relationship between the world’s two largest democracies one of the most important partnerships. A stronger U.S.-India partnership is one of the few issues on which Republicans and Democrats appear to have agreed. However, implementing this consensus will require facing a series of strategic and economic challenges.

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