Angel Tang interviews Drew Thompson (唐安竹), a former United States Department of Defense ("DOD") official. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.
Drew Thompson is a former US Defence Department official responsible for managing bilateral relations with China, Taiwan and Mongolia. He is currently a visiting senior research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
Angel and Drew discuss how Drew believes the conflict will be resolved in the South China Sea with respect to China's frequent boundary aggression. They also take in depth look at the relationship between the United States, China and Taiwan, including how Drew most likely sees the conflict resolving between China and Taiwan and how America is likely to react in the face of potential Chinese hostility should China decide to take back Taiwan by force.
Then Angel and Drew talk about Taiwan and the concept of "strategic ambiguity" and whether America is better off discarding or keeping this policy as it pertains to Taiwan. In addition, they discuss China's People Liberation Army's ("PLA") defense budget under Xi Jinping and China's relative strength of its military compared to America.
Finally, Angel and Drew talk about the possibility of a hot war with China and or cyber warfare's role in replacing traditional warfare and whether the United States is ready for this type of conflict.
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Interview w/ Drew Thompson (唐安竹), Former US Department of Defense Official Pt. [2 of 2]
2ND GEN2021/05/18 08:55:44 (UTC)