Commanding the Seas on the Silk Road : China’s Mahanist strategy in the Indian Ocean

In the series of interviews with Dr. Stephen Blank, Ellen Wasylina moderated a discussion on ZOOM on March 5, 2021, at 10 am EST/16h CET. Dr Richard Weitz of the Hudson Institute will be joining us for this timely discussion.

Here is the link for the replay, available until March 26, without a password :

Here is the link to the podcast :

Here are the speakers’ bios :

Dr. Richard WEITZ is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute. His current research includes regional security developments relating to Europe, Eurasia, and East Asia as well as U.S. foreign and defense policies. Before joining Hudson in 2005, Dr. Weitz worked for several other academic and professional research institutions and the U.S. Department of Defense, where he received an Award for Excellence from Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Dr. Stephen BLANK is an internationally recognized expert on Russian foreign and defense policies and international relations across the former Soviet Union.  He is also a leading expert on European and Asian security, including energy issues.  Since 2020 he has been a Senior Expert for Russia at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. From 2013-2020 he was a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council.