War Game

Amy Hao joins us to start off the show with a pop quiz in geopolitical facts, which provokes some interesting discussion even if we get a few questions wrong. Michael Olsen shares the rather supersizing revelation that the Biden administration has ended the DOJ’s China Initiative, which, as of February 2020 was conducting around 1,000 investigations into various forms of trade secret theft, under the justification that the program suffered from “a narrative of intolerance and bias”. Billy raises the possibility of an end to “strategic ambiguity” with regards to the US and Taiwan independence. Jonty uses the metaphor of the people as parents and the governments as children to make the argument that war is a catastrophic failure of statesmanship earning all participants a stern reprimand. Several extraordinary callers provided varied incite and ideas for future shows.

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