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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Graham Allison. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Graham Allison, often where they are interviewed.

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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Graham Allison. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Graham Allison, often where they are interviewed.

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Are the US and China Destined for War? | Graham Allison

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters
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My guest today, Graham Allison, is a legendary scholar of international relations. The last time we spoke was just after the release of his 2017 book Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? The book examined over a dozen historic cases in which global power shifts resulted in wars, and a few cases in which it did not.  The book makes a compelling case, that war between the US as established power and China as the rising power --while not inevitable-- is far more likely than we might think. 

I wanted to re-connect with Graham Allison to see if he thinks world events are confirming or refuting his thesis. This includes the role of this pandemic in shaping trends that might lead to war.

Three years ago we had a long conversation about his life and career, this included the story behind his writing of "The Essence of Decision" in 1971. The book used the Cuban Missile Crisis as a case study to understand how organizations and governments make decisions -- sometimes very bad ones.

That conversation is now available for premium subscribers. 

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May 28 2020

32mins

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Graham Allison | In War Against Coronavirus: Is China Foe – or Friend?

NCUSCR Events
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In its fight against the coronavirus, should the United States consider China an enemy or a partner? “Viruses carry no passports, have no ideology, and respect no borders,” write Dr. Graham Allison and Mr. Christopher Li of Harvard University in a March essay in The National Interest, but our response to the pandemic will affect domestic and global economic growth, confidence in governments, and national standing around the world. Despite great differences between the United States and China, there are potential areas of collaboration in the battle against the coronavirus including in data collection and sharing, diagnostics and public health measures, and biomedical research.

On April 22, 2020, the National Committee hosted a virtual program with Graham Allison where he discussed prospects for cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus. 

May 01 2020

1hr 15mins

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Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World (Graham Allison)

The Worthy House
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An exploration of the supposed Grand Master's mostly banal thoughts. Also of multiculturalism, wine aunts, and our own future. (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, can be found here.)

Feb 09 2020

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Graham Allison on Community Scholarship, Conceptual Lenses, and Adding Something New

Academics of PA
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Join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. Graham Allison from Harvard University. Dr. Allison talks about balancing his experience as an academic and as an assistant secretary of defense in the Clinton administration. He also talks about the challenge of working in practice compared to these and the need to add to the sum of knowledge rather.

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Nov 14 2019

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China Expert Professor Graham Allison

State Secrets
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A recent worldwide threat report delivered to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by leaders of the Intelligence Community made clear that China is the largest national security threat to the United States.  

This week, State secrets talks to one of the world's most renowned experts on the U.S.- China relationship, Graham Allison. 

His 2017 book Destined for War: Can American and China Escape Thucydides' Trap? was a national and international best seller.

Allison has just recently returned from China, where he spoke with Chinese officials about the State of Affairs with the U.S. We caught up with him when he was in his office at Harvard University, where he has taught for more than five decades.

Feb 11 2019

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Graham Allison on Avoiding the Thucydides Trap

China in the World
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How can the United States and China peacefully manage growing bilateral competition? In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University, on the concept of the Thucydides Trap and its relevance to the U.S.-China relationship. Allison said the Thucydides Trap is the best framework to understand why there is potential for conflict between the United States and China. As China grew stronger, the U.S. failed to recognize Beijing would increasingly assert its own vision for the international order, thereby challenging the American-led global system. China now represents both a strategic rival and partner for the United States. The bilateral relationship needs a new framework that accounts for significant areas of competition and cooperation. Allison said the United States and China share vital national interests in ensuring the survival of their respective nations and must work to resolve issues clouding the economic relationship. This includes devising a new set of rules that accounts for China’s unprecedented economic development and status as a global power. For guidance, policymakers should look to John F. Kennedy’s post-Cuban Missile Crisis call for a world “safe for diversity.” This would allow nations with different political systems, economic development models, and ideologies to compete in peaceful co-existence.

Dec 20 2018

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Ep. 65 – Dr. Graham Allison: "Are We Destined for War with China?"

Modern War Institute
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In this episode, MWI's Capt. Jake Miraldi speaks to Dr. Graham Allison, author of the book "Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?" In this fascinating conversation, Dr. Allison examines the critical factors that will determine whether war with a rising China will ultimately break out.

Nov 28 2018

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Graham Allison: Waking Up to the China Challenge

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Waking Up to the China Challenge: Are the U.S. and China Destined for War?

A discussion on the year in U.S.-China relations featuring one of America’s most perceptive China watchers. In his influential new book, Dr. Allison argues that the United States and China are on a collision course, and the two countries need imaginative leadership and statecraft to avoid future conflict.

Dr. Allison is director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Founding dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. Allison has served as assistant secretary of defense and advised the secretaries of defense under every president from Reagan to Obama.

Moderated by Jonathan Movroydis of the Richard Nixon Foundation.

November 17, 2017 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Sep 29 2018

1hr 27mins

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Graham Allison: North Korea negotiations a big win for the US, we are far better off than we were a year ago.

The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast
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Jun 13 2018

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Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides Trap? With Graham Allison

Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
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Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard Kennedy School, asks how America and China can escape future conflict.

Discussed by Roderick MacFarquhar,  Leroy B. Williams Professor of History at Harvard University, and Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Chaired by Michael Szonyi, Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University,

Apr 24 2018

1hr 42mins

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