Policy, Guns and Money: US election, economic coercion and women in peacekeeping

The Strategist’s national security editor, Anastasia Kapetas, speaks to Peter Hartcher, political editor and international editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, about the US election and the developments since, including President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede, the dismissal of Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and the disinformation that continues to spread across social media.

ASPI’s Michael Shoebridge speaks with David Uren, non-resident fellow with the United States Studies Centre, about his latest ASPI report, Economic coercion: boycotts and sanctions—preferred weapons of war. They discuss the tool of economic sanctions, the ways they are used by the US, and the challenges they can create for businesses, including Australian companies.

Lisa Sharland, head of ASPI’s international program, talks with Deborah Warren-Smith, manager of the Elsie Initiative Fund, to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ women, peace and security agenda. They discuss the work that the fund is doing to increase the participation of uniformed women in UN peacekeeping operations.