This episode, Jeremy and Kaiser head to the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, to speak with Professor Lyle Goldstein, the author of Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry. Lyle discusses how the United States could accommodate China’s rise without sacrificing American interests by using “cooperation spirals,” the opposite of an escalation spiral. His ideas are sure to surprise those who believe everyone connected to the U.S. military is a hawk.
Jeremy: America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History by Andrew J. Bacevich
Lyle: The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna
Kaiser: The Three Body Trilogy by Liu Cixin:
The Three-Body Problem translated by Ken Liu
The Dark Forest translated by Joel Martinsen
Death’s End translated by Ken Liu