This week, we bring you another show from the California podcast series that Kaiser recorded back in December, before the ravages of COVID-19. Take a break from thinking about the virus to listen to Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talk about why China requires a very different foreign policy approach than Russia.
4:31: Ideology and remnants of the Cold War
13:57: Promoting democratic values in Russia
22:22: Public diplomacy work in the 21st century
38:47: What to make of Chinese influence operations abroad
Michael: The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State, by Elizabeth Economy, Following the Leader, by David Lampton, and Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers, by Yan Xuetong.
Kaiser: Basin and Range, by John McPhee.
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