Talks from the Hoover Institution
Ten Years In: A Kick-Off to the Cyber Strategy Series

Ten Years In: A Kick-Off to the Cyber Strategy Series

January 30, 2021
Ten Years In: A Kick-Off to the Cyber Strategy Series
Friday, January 29, 2021

The Hoover Institution is hosted A Decade Of US Cyber Strategy: A Hoover Chat Series With Cyber Experts And Defense Leaders on January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, and March 19, 2020.

The January 29 session focuses on the importance of US cyber strategy, how strategy is implemented, and how we will know whether it is successful.

This series of discussions will look at the evolution of US cyber strategy over the last decade. Join scholars and defense cyber leaders as they discuss chapters from the recently published book, Ten Years In: Implementing Strategic Approaches to Cyberspace, all with an eye towards the future of US cyber strategy.

The series features authors from the volume, including both academics and Department of Defense cyber leaders, as well as Hoover experts that discuss the history of cyber strategy, cyber warfare, cyberspace talent, and public-private innovation in cyberspace and will be moderated by Dr. Jackie Schneider, Hoover Fellow, Hoover Institution.

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India-Taiwan Ties In An Era Of Chinese Expansionism

India-Taiwan Ties In An Era Of Chinese Expansionism

January 26, 2021

India-Taiwan Ties In An Era Of Chinese Expansionism

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Hoover Institution hosts India-Taiwan Ties in an Era of Chinese Expansionism on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST.

As tensions between India and China have mounted over the past few years, India’s relations with Taiwan have become increasingly warm. In the face of expanding Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific, New Delhi and Taipei have pursued initiatives to strengthen economic exchanges, improve supply chain resilience, jointly advance science and technology, and cooperate on traditional and non-traditional security issues. In this talk, Jagannath P. Panda will speak about recent developments in India-Taiwan ties, the prospects for continued bilateral cooperation, and the implications for geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. 

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Dr. Jagannath P. Panda is a Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. He is in charge of East Asia Centre at the MP-IDSA, and looks after the track-II and track 1.5 dialogue with the think-tanks in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Dr. Panda is the Series Editor for Routledge Studies on Think Asia.

Dr. Panda is the author of India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order (Routledge: 2017); and China’s Path to Power: Party, Military and the Politics of State Transition (Pentagon Press: 2010). He is the editor of the volume, India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond: The Future (Pentagon, 2016). Dr. Panda has also edited a number of books to his credit. Most recently, he has published an edited volume Scaling India-Japan Cooperation in Indo-Pacific and Beyond 2025: Connectivity, Corridors and Contours (KW Publishing Ltd. 2019), and The Korean Peninsula and Indo-Pacific Power Politics: Status Security at Stake (Routledge, 2020). He is the co-editor of the just released volume, Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping: The Future Political Trajectory (Routledge, 2020).

Dr. Panda has published in leading journals like Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Journal of Contemporary China, Rising Powers Quarterly, Journal of Asian Public Policy, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Asian Perspective, Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, Strategic Analyses, China Report, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, The Journal of Indian and Asian Studies, On Korea: Academic Paper Series, East Asia Forum Quarterly, Megatrend Review, Journal of Indian Ocean Studies, Asian Ethnicity, among others. He has also published in various newspapers and online portals such as Nikkei Asian Review, Asia Times, The Korea Times, The Korean Herald, The Japan Times, The Independent, Australian Financial Times, The Sunday Guardian, The Hindu, The Asian Age, The Tribune, The Pioneer, The Financial Express, Deccan Herald, The Economic Times, Global Times etc. His writings have also appeared in leading strategic and international forums such as The National Interest, RUSI Commentary, 38 North, Diplomat, Asia-Pacific Issues, Asia-Pacific Bulletin, East-West Wire, The Strategist, NBAR Commentary, China Brief, The Print, Japan Forward, World in One News, Asan Forum, The Globe Post, Asia Global Online, Air World Service: All India Radio, China-India Brief, Russia & India Business Report, South Asia voices, PacNet Commentary, East Asia Forum, Defense Security, JPI Peace Net, ISDP Focus Asia, ISDP Commentary, IDSA Comment, Mainstream, World Focus, and many other online portals.

Germany: Perspective On The U.S.-Germany Alliance, EU, And International Security

Germany: Perspective On The U.S.-Germany Alliance, EU, And International Security

January 20, 2021

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, on Wednesday, January 20th at 11:00am PT.

In this seventh episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Christopher Heusgen discuss the U.S.-Germany alliance, the European Union, and responses to humanitarian crises.

Xi Jinping’s Himalayan Overreach

Xi Jinping’s Himalayan Overreach

January 15, 2021
Xi Jinping’s Himalayan Overreach
Friday, January 15, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution hosts Xi Jinping’s Himalayan Overreach on Friday, January 15th from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT.

Chinese expansionism under Xi Jinping is injecting greater instability and tension into the Indo-Pacific region. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the relationship between China and India, which make up more than a third of humanity and over a fifth of the global economy. That relationship has come under severe strain following China’s stealth encroachments in the northernmost borderlands of Ladakh in 2020. The aggression promises to sharpen the rivalry between the two Asian giants and engender important changes in Indian defense, trade and foreign policies.

After his remarks, Professor Chellaney will join Hoover Institution Fellows Larry Diamond and David Mulford in conversation.

Brahma Chellaney is a professor of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi and a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. He has held appointments at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, Australian National University and the Nobel Institute, Oslo. He is author of nine books, including Water: Asia’s New Battleground (Georgetown University Press), which won the Bernard Schwartz Award.

Larry Diamond is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). He chairs Hoover’s project on China’s Global Sharp Power. His most recent book is Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency (2019).

David Mulford is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. As US ambassador to India (2004-2009), he played a key role in fostering the growing partnership between New Delhi and Washington. Amb. Mulford has also served as chairman international at Credit Suisse, assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs (1984-1992), and senior investment advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (1974-1983). He has a DPhil from Oxford University.


The UN And International Organizations: Collective Action And Prospects For Peace

The UN And International Organizations: Collective Action And Prospects For Peace

January 6, 2021

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Staffan de Mistura, Former Special UN Envoy to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria on Wednesday, January 6th.

In this sixth episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Staffan de Mistura discuss the role of international organizations in promoting peace and improving security as well as limitations and disappointments associated with collective action.

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