NatSec Podcast: Laura Rosenberger – Democracy, China, and Trump

09 April 2019

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In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Katherine Mansted talks with Laura Rosenberger about the security challenges democracies face in a world of renewed great power competition and rapid technological change.

Why are relations between Washington and Beijing increasingly competitive, and should we expect a reset any time soon? Will Washington have an enduring role to play in the Indo-Pacific? Is technological advancement making strategy more difficult in the 21st century? How can democracies respond to the rising risk of technology-enabled foreign interference? In this National Security Podcast, Katherine Mansted talks with Laura Rosenberger about the security challenges democracies face in a world of renewed great power competition and rapid technological change. Listen to the podcast here.

They also examine the pros and cons of the Trump administration’s approach to the China challenge, and take a look at what good foreign policy could look like in the 21st century, as well as how everyone – from citizens to national governments and overseas allies and partners – can play a role in securing democracies.

Laura Rosenberger is a 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitor with the ANU National Security College, and a director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy — a bipartisan, transatlantic initiative housed at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). She is also a senior fellow at GMF, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Katherine Mansted joined the National Security College as a Senior Researcher in 2018. Katherine’s professional background includes work in both law and government. She has been a commercial solicitor with King & Wood Mallesons, a ministerial adviser to the federal government, and served as an Associate in the High Court of Australia to now Chief Justice Kiefel.

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Chris Farnham brings you expert analysis, insights and opinion on Australia and the region’s national security challenges in this pod from Policy Forum. Produced with the support of the ANU National Security College.

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