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The Pandemic and Great Power Competition

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected the emerging rivalry between the United States and China? Has the pandemic sharpened great power competition, or highlighted the need for mutual cooperation? Miller Center experts Todd Sechser and John Owen join former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell, Nanjing University China expert Zhu Feng, and and Cornell University China scholar Jessica Chen Weiss to consider how the international order has been reshuffled by the pandemic, and who could emerge in a stronger position once the crisis subsides.

The Pandemic and Great Power Competition

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected the emerging rivalry between the United States and China? Has the pandemic sharpened great power competition, or highlighted the need for mutual cooperation? Miller Center experts Todd Sechser and John Owen join former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell, Nanjing University China expert Zhu Feng, and and Cornell University China scholar Jessica Chen Weiss to consider how the international order has been reshuffled by the pandemic, and who could emerge in a stronger position once the crisis subsides.

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Is China shifting the world order?

The Hill

Written by John Owen

The Pandemic and Great Power Competition

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected the emerging rivalry between the United States and China? Has the pandemic sharpened great power competition, or highlighted the need for mutual cooperation?

Red and Blue America Agree That Now Is the Time to Violate the Constitution

The Atlantic

People of both parties seem rather okay with undermining core civil liberties in order to fight the pandemic.

Misunderstanding the Bomb

Miller Center | UVA

How we've learned the wrong lessons about nuclear deterrence and arms control. Brendan Green, Todd Sechser

The World Is Experiencing a New Form of Autocracy

The Atlantic

Today’s authoritarians use legal measures to subvert constitutional constraints on their power. By Lab Faculty Anne Meng and Mila Versteeg, with Tim Horley. 

The U.S. and Iran: 'It's a very important moment'

Miller Center | UVA

Lab Director Todd Sechser moderates as former ambassadors Eric Edelman and Steve Mull discuss the latest chapter in a long and fraught relationship

Can the U.S. protect its nuclear weapons in Turkey?

Washington Post

U.S. forces reportedly came under artillery fire from Turkish troops heading into northern Syria last week — another sign of the sudden plunge in U.S. relations with Turkey.

Analysis of the U.S.-North Korean summit

Newsradio WINA

Todd Sechser, an associate professor in the University of Virginia’s Department of Politics and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy … he’s also a senior fellow at the Miller Center, specializing in international security and co-author of the 2017 book “Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy. He joins Les Sinclair to analyze the summit.