Pandemics, Cyberattacks, and Other Terrors in a New Age of Great Power Rivalry

Hosted by best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan, this 13-episode bi-weekly podcast features interviews with preeminent foreign policy experts discussing the critical issues and challenges facing the U.S. and its allies in this new era of great power rivalry. Each episode will cover how pandemics, climate change, massive cyber-attacks, and other terrors of a global media age will affect potential conflicts between the United States and China, and the United States and Russia.

All episodes will be able on the FPRI Website, as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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About the Host:

Robert D. Kaplan is the Robert Strausz-Hupé Chair in Geopolitics at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is the bestselling author of nineteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including The Good American, The Revenge of Geography, Asia’s CauldronMonsoon, The Coming Anarchy, and Balkan Ghosts. For three decades he reported on foreign affairs for The Atlantic. He was a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board and the U. S. Navy’s Executive Panel. Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.”


 

Previous Episodes:

Episode 14: China’s Global Vision

What is Xi Jinping’s vision for China’s future? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Elizabeth Economy to discuss how China plans to secure its future from reclaiming its territory to influencing...

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Episode 13: The Next Frontier in Great Power Rivalry: Competing With Russia and China in Cyberspace

What will be the next frontier of great power rivalry? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Robert D. Kaplan is joined by FPRI Senior Fellow Clint Watts to discuss Chinese and Russian information warfare strategies from hacking...

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Episode 12: A Return To Cold War Influence? Putin’s Strategy from Ukraine to Central Asia

As Russia competes with China and the U.S. in Eurasia and elsewhere on the world stage, how is Vladimir Putin hoping to regain Russia’s sphere of influence? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Robert D. Kaplan will...

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Episode 11: Approaching Iran: Isolation or Normalization

As Iran enters its second generation of revolutionary leaders, how will it interact with the United States, Russia, and China? In this episode of The Global Demons Podcast, host Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Karim Sadjadpour to discuss...

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Episode 10: How Intelligent Warfare Can Outsmart the China Threat

Is the U.S. ready to meet China technologically and militarily? In this episode of Global Demons, Robert D. Kaplan and Robert Work break down intelligent warfare, the pacing threat, and what war with China over Taiwan or the South...

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Episode 9: Can the European Union Keep Up?

How will the European Union keep up in a world of great power rivalry? In this episode of Global Demons, Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Wes Mitchell to discuss Europe’s past, present, and future as it deals with pandemics, migration,...

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Episode 8: India’s Status as a Great Power

How successful has India been at securing its position as a great power? In this episode of Global Demons, Robert D. Kaplan and Ashley J. Tellis discuss India’s status as an Asian great power, it’s future under Narendra Modi, and...

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Episode 7: Great Power Rivalry and Regional Tensions in the Middle East

How does great power rivalry interact with regional tensions in the Middle East and across the globe? What role does social media play? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Kim Ghattas to discuss regional...

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Episode 6: NATO’s Role in Great Power Rivalries

NATO’s challenge today is to manage relations between a “Europe whole and free” and a resurgent Russia, encouraging stability without provoking tension. In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Host Robert D. Kaplan is joined by General Philip Breedlove to discuss...

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Episode 5: Domestic Challenges in the U.S.-China Competition

What are the internal challenges to effective competition with China? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Host Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy to discuss the future of U.S. competition with China, including...

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