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Today we are celebrating an important milestone for the podcast: our 25th episode. We thank all of our listeners for their support and hope that you continue to enjoy the show.
On this episode, Anita talks with Emma Ashford, a senior fellow with the Reimagining US Grand Strategy program at the Stimson Center. We talk about her new book: Oil, the State, and War: The foreign policies of petrostates. She explains how categorizing the different types of petrostates helps better understand oil’s relationship to violent conflict. We also discuss Russia as a petrostate and the war in Ukraine. We conclude with an assessment of the Biden administration’s National Security Strategy and whether it represents more of the same or a new vision for the future.
We also look back at 2022 and talk about how the two biggest stories of the year: the Russia-Ukraine war and the complete shift to viewing China as a security threat, have changed the world.
Topics Discussed in this Episode
- 2022 Lookback: Russia-Ukraine War - 06:00
- 2022 Lookback: New Cold War with China - 18:30
- Interview with Emma Ashford - 55:00
Articles and Resources Mentioned in Episode
2022 Lookback: Russia-Ukraine War
- Zelensky Tells Congress ‘You Can Speed Up Our Victory’ (NY Times)
- A whole new global energy system is emerging (The Economist)
2022 Lookback: New Cold War with China
- 5 Things U.S. Policymakers Must Understand About China-Africa Relations (American Progress)
- The response to debt distress in Africa and the role of China (Chatham House)
- Will Biden’s Trade Policy Shift After the Midterms? (CFR)
Interview with Emma Ashford, The Stimson Center