February 08, 2019

Ep. 37: Beyond South China Sea tensions, part one: The Tinderbox

Featuring Elsa B. Kania

Source: Defense One

Journalist Defense One Staff

This week on the program:

  • We explore the U.S.-China relationship beginning with tensions in and around the South China Sea.

This episode is broken up into three parts:

  1. How did all this begin? (at the 2:58 mark)
  2. What’s in it for Beijing? (11:16)
  3. Where to go and what to know from here (24:28)

Our guests include Samantha Hoffman of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute; Elsa Kania of the Center for a New American Security; Greg Poling of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Andrew Wilson of the U.S. Naval War College (not speaking on behalf of the Navy or the Defense Department); and Pamela Crossley of Dartmouth University.

Listen to the full conversation on Defense One:


  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her research focuses on Chinese m...