Retired four-star Admiral and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis joins Gen. (Ret.) David H. Petraeus for a conversation about his new book, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War.
In his chilling story, a massive cyber-attack by China destroys America’s ability to communicate — blinding our military. Former Defense Secretary James Mattis calls the book “a cautionary tale for our time,” saying, “War with China is the most dangerous scenario facing the US and the world.” Stavridis and Petraeus discuss the failures of imagination that resulted in crises like 9/11 and the global pandemic and could leave us vulnerable again, exploring the urgency of imagination-as-national-security-imperative. Does the fraught relationship between the US and China presage another Cold War? How do the divides in our nation divert us from very real threats from abroad? How does the Biden Administration — and those to follow — need to lead to prepare for the challenges that might lie ahead? Don’t miss the chance to hear these two brilliant minds examine the geopolitical complexities of both Stavridis’ novel and our current world, looking at the power dynamics of the South China Sea, other global conflict hot spots, and more. They will also discuss global geopolitics generally, from the Middle East to the Korean Peninsula, all in the context of US China relations.
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