Policy, Guns and Money: US–China tensions, reflections on ASPI conference, and gender and terrorism

In this episode, Kelsey Munro, senior analyst with ASPI’s cyber centre, speaks to Charles Edel, senior fellow and visiting scholar at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, about US–China tensions and the Trump administration’s approach to China. They discuss how the strong rhetoric on China coming out of Washington offers a distraction from US domestic political failings ahead of the upcoming election.

Brendan Nicholson and Anastasia Kapetas from The Strategist offer their thoughts on the ASPI conference so far and some of the key takeaways from the discussions on the US and China and where the world might be headed.

Leanne Close, head of ASPI’s counterrorism program, speaks with Sofia Patel, PhD candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and non-resident ASPI fellow, about her research on the gender aspects of terrorism and how this can inform counterterrorism policy, something she wrote about in ASPI’s 2020 counterterrorism yearbook.