Policy, Guns and Money: Asymmetric deterrence, China’s three-child policy, and women and leadership

The Strategist’s Anastasia Kapetas is joined by John Schaus, a senior fellow of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. They explore the concepts of asymmetric power and deterrence, how they are used by different actors, and how the US and its allies should respond.

Last month, the Chinese government announced the three-child policy, an initiative designed to help increase birth rates in China. ASPI researcher Daria Impiombato is joined by Leta Hong Fincher, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University and author of Betraying Big Brother: the feminist awakening in China. They discuss the three-child policy, as well as coercive family planning policies in Xinjiang and feminism in China.

We are delighted to share an extract of a recent interview with Major General Cheryl Pearce for ASPI’s Women in Defence and Security Network. Pearce, who was most recently force commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, speaks to ASPI’s Lisa Sharland about leadership challenges during Covid-19 and advice for emerging female leaders from her experiences working in the Australian Defence Force and in a multinational force. The full interview is available to watch on ASPI’s YouTube channel.