This episode of the MWI Podcast features a conversation with Ali Wyne, a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and Non-Resident Fellow with the Modern War Institute. Wyne is one of the most insightful observers of China, as well as the Indo-Pacific region more broadly. He has also written widely on both US and Chinese grand strategy and how it plays out in the region.

In the conversation, he addresses important questions like how we should conceptualize the shrinking power gap between the United States and China, and what it portends for the future. In addition, he notes that for all of the focus in US policy and analytical circles on China, there are still a lot of things very much open to debate—things we don’t, and perhaps can’t, yet understand about China and its future trajectory as a US competitor.

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