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US-China tensions, reflections on the ASPI conference and gender and terrorism

This week, Kelsey Munro speaks to Charles Edel, Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Sydney University’s United States Studies Centre about US-China tensions and the US policy approaches towards China. They discuss how the strong rhetoric on China coming out of Washington offers a distraction from US domestic political failings ahead of the upcoming elections. 

Brendan Nicholson and The Strategist’s new National Security Editor Anastasia Kapetas offer their thoughts on the ASPI conference thus far, and some of the key takeaways from the discussions on the United States and China and where the world might be headed. 

Leanne Close speaks to Sofia Patel, PhD candidate at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London and non-resident ASPI fellow, about her research into the gender aspects of terrorism and how this can inform counter-terrorism policy approaches, something she wrote about in this year’s Counterterrorism Yearbook.