Sam is joined by Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University and U.S. Air Force Reserve officer. Oriana’s new book “The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime” explores case studies of conflicts in Asia, laying out a framework to explain why states do not engage diplomatically with their adversaries.
In our third edition of Views From the Ground, we reached out to two YCW chapters for their perspectives on the current state of relations between two of the world’s emerging powers.
In this sweeping review of China’s relationships with its neighbors and citizens, Dr. Thomas Fingar of Stanford University weaves together history and opinion to prepare for the future: “China’s strategy of doing the ‘easy’ things first has created a situation in which the only things left to do are ‘hard.'”
Bill Hayton is a journalist with BBC World News and an Associate Fellow of the Asia Programme at Chatham House. He has worked for the BBC since 1998, serving as the Vietnam correspondent from 2006 to 2007. He is the
Hugh Stephens is a Senior Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC), with more than 35 years of government and business experience in Asia. Before returning to Canada in 2009, he served as Senior Vice President, Public Policy