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 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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Episode 4: Frenemies: The Russo-Chinese Relationship

How does the Chinese-Russian relationship affect the U.S. strategic position abroad? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Host Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Nikolas Gvosdev to discuss how this relationship came about and how U.S. policy...

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Episode 3: The China Threat and U.S. Defense Strategies

Why should the average American care about the China Threat? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Host Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Elbridge Colby to discuss Chinese military and defense strategies and how the U.S. and...

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Episode 2: Belt and Road Meets the Pandemic

How did China’s Belt and Road Initiative fare during the COVID-19 Pandemic? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Host Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Bruno Maçães to discuss how China’s marquis initiative continued to expand unabated...

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Episode 1: Great Power Rivalry and the Evolving Relationships Within Asia

How do other Asian countries view the emerging great power competition between the United States and China? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Host Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Parag Khanna to discuss the Asian perspective...

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