Category: Geopolitical Perspectives

Michèle Flournoy quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald article, “‘Very Courageous’: Former Obama Official Backs Australia’s Hardline Stance Against China”

“A senior defence official under former United States president Barack Obama says the Five Eyes spy network should be used as a diplomatic grouping to pressure China, in a direct contrast to New Zealand’s attempt to narrow its remit… “Asked about New Zealand’s position, Ms Flournoy, who was under secretary

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Michèle Flournoy interviewed in The Director’s Chair podcast, “Michèle Flournoy on Her Life and Career, China’s Rise and America’s Resilience”

“In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with the distinguished policymaker and policy entrepreneur Michèle Flournoy. Michèle is a former senior Pentagon official, managing partner of WestExec Advisors, and chair of the Center for a New American Security…” Listen to the full episode here: Full Episode

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Meghan O’Sullivan writes with Richard Haass in The Washington Post: “It’s Wrong to Pull Troops Out of Afghanistan. But We Can Minimize the Damage.”

“President Biden announced Wednesday his intention to complete the withdrawal of all American military forces from Afghanistan by September, 20 years after the terrorist attacks that led to American armed forces first going there. He based his decision on three considerations: that the United States has other priorities at home

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