GREAT POWERS PODCAST: The Ideology of the Chinese Communist Party

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Related Expert: Michael Sobolik

In this episode of GREAT POWER PODCAST, host Michael Sobolik interviews Ian Easton about the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party, its impact on Beijing’s foreign policy, and what it means for the United States.

Guest Biography

Ian Easton is a senior director at the Project 2049 Institute and author of The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and American Strategy in Asia. He previously served as a visiting fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA) in Tokyo and a China analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses in Virginia. He has testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and given talks at the U.S. Naval War College, Japan’s National Defense Academy, and Taiwan’s National Defense University. Ian holds an M.A. in China Studies from National Chengchi University in Taiwan and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He studied Chinese at Fudan University in Shanghai and National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.

Resources from the Conversation

Read Ian’s new book, The Final Struggle: Inside China’s Global Strategy Read Ian’s book, The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan’s Defense and American Strategy in Asia