Nuancing National Security

International Relations Council

A central mandate of any national government is national security, but the responsibility involves much more than traditional military defense capabilities. Today, while balancing military and diplomacy priorities, national governments assess and combat threats in cyberspace and outer space, water supplies and power grids, food production and energy chains.

The End of Globalization?

A recent survey of nearly 20,000 people in 25 countries reveals mixed enthusiasm for international trade and the globalization of goods and services, with slightly less than half of those surveyed agreeing that globalization is a net-positive for their country. 

With an uptick in protectionist trade rhetoric and reconsideration of globally integrated networks of goods and services, what do the trends and forecasts indicate about the future of globalization? Is globalization really at an end, or is it in need of a refresh? 

David Dollar, noted economist and senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, will offer his insights in this virtual discussion jointly presented by the US Heartland China Association and the International Relations Council.

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