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Kent Harrington

Kent Harrington

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1 videos & podcasts

Kent Harrington, a former senior CIA analyst, served as national intelligence officer for East Asia, chief of station in Asia, and the CIA’s director of public affairs.

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  1. Spy vs. Spy
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    Spy vs. Spy

    Aug 29, 2023 Kent Harrington asks whether the West is repeating Cold War mistakes when it comes to Chinese intelligence activities.

  2. Xi Jinping’s Russian Albatross
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    Xi Jinping’s Russian Albatross

    Jul 14, 2023 Kent Harrington show why China's “no limits” partnership with Russia has become a liability it cannot throw off.

  3. What Do America’s Spies Really Think About China?
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    What Do America’s Spies Really Think About China?

    Mar 20, 2023 Kent Harrington thinks the intelligence community’s annual threat assessment should have delved deeper on the issue.

  4. The Conspiracy Congress
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    The Conspiracy Congress

    Feb 8, 2023 Kent Harrington explains how House Republicans’ bogus investigations will undermine US democracy and national security.

  5. Trump’s Blackmail Defense
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    Trump’s Blackmail Defense

    Aug 22, 2022 Kent Harrington notes that prosecuting the mishandling of top-secret information comes with unique challenges.

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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.

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