In an era of polarized politics, where agreement on even the most basic issues is elusive, a consensus has emerged that China is America’s most important national security challenge over the next several decades. But is there consensus developing on how to address the challenge? What does this mean for U.S. foreign policy? To what degree should America compete or cooperate with Beijing? What role does the Intelligence Community play in informing policy? Are America’s national security institutions prepared for the challenge posed by China? Or are reforms like those that occurred at the outset of the Cold War needed?
The Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security tackles this issue head on as Michael Morell, former acting and deputy CIA director, sits down with two former leading CIA analysts on China: Christopher Johnson, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and John Culver, who retired last year as the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia in the National Intelligence Council after decades at CIA.
This Hayden Center presentation is being recorded for use on our website and social media.
The Hayden Center is located at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government in Arlington, VA. Gen Hayden, our founder, and Michael Morell, a Hayden Center senior fellow, have been distinguished visiting professor at Schar School for 11 and 2 years, respectively.
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