International relations, National security | Southeast Asia, The Pacific, The World, Australia, Asia, East Asia, South Asia

19 June 2018

In the wake of the G7 and US-Korea Summits, Zack Cooper takes a look at US alliance strategy under a volatile Trump administration.

This week on the National Security Podcast, Chris Farnham talks to Zack Cooper about Trump’s diplomacy, from the recent G7 Summit to US grand strategy in the Indo-Pacific. Could trade disagreements with allies lead to fractures in America’s security partnerships? How does Trump square US strategic goals in Asia with his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership? And what advice for Australian policymakers seeking to get the most out of the US alliance? Listen here:

Zack Cooper is a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He focuses on US defence strategy in Asia, US alliances and partnerships in Asia, US-China strategic competition, and Chinese economic statecraft and coercion.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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