The newly released 2018 National Defense Strategy gives a summary of our changing security objectives and challenges, including a renewed focus on great power competition. To help us unpack the document and what that means, we’re joined by Special Guest Ian Hutchinson, Editor-in-Chief of the International Affairs Review produced by the Elliott School of International Affairs at GW. Ian is a second-year Masters of International Affairs student at GW with a concentration in American Foreign Policy and has worked at the Wilson Center.
Listen to hear:
- The ordering of threats to the U.S., including how the document handles China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran.
- The impact on U.S. strategy. Will the U.S. shift away from non-state actors?
- Potential omissions of the document, although the public only has access to the unclassified version.
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