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Embracing Communist China: America’s Greatest Strategic Failure

Thu, Jun 27, 2024, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Featuring: Capt. James Fanell & Dr. Bradley Thayer, Embracing Communist China: America's Greatest Strategic Failure
Location: IWP Main Campus

You are cordially invited to attend a BOOK lecture event:

Embracing Communist China: America’s Greatest Strategic Failure

Speaker

Capt. James Fanell & Dr. Bradley Thayer
Director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet & Founding Member of the Committee on Present Danger China

Date/Time

Thursday, June 27, 2024
5:00 – 6:00 PM EST

Location

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036Commodore Barry Room – Marlatt MansionGetting to campus

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**This lecture is part of the China Series.

About the Book:

For decades, the United States has underestimated the threat from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In doing so, it has left our country vulnerable to its devious plans—a profound, strategic miscalculation. As a result of this carelessness, the United States is at risk of losing its dominant position in global politics. But how did this happen? How was it possible that the US could lose its dominant position after its Cold War victory and allow the rise of a peer enemy over a short period of time—about thirty years? In Embracing Communist China, authors James E. Fanell and Bradley A. Thayer get to the bottom of this heinous miscalculation. Broken down into three central arguments, Fanell and Thayer lay out not only the reason for China’s rise in power, but how the United States could have prevented it.

About the Speakers:

Capt. James E. Fanell concluded a near 30-year career as a naval intelligence officer specializing in Indo-Pacific security affairs. His most recent assignment was the Director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Throughout his career in the Navy, he served in an unprecedented series of afloat and ashore assignments focused on China, as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence for the U.S. Seventh Fleet aboard the USS Blue Ridge as well as the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier strike group both forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. Ashore he was the U.S. Navy’s China Senior Intelligence Officer at the Office of Naval Intelligence. In addition to these assignments, he was a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is currently a Government Fellow with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Switzerland and founding member of the Committee on Present Danger China. He has an extensive list of published works regarding China and is the coauthor of the newly released Embracing Communist China: America’s Greatest Strategic Failure. An national and international public speaker most notably at AFCEA West / U.S. Naval Institute China Panels in 2013 and 2014, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2017, as well as before the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in 2018 and most recently at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He has also been a featured on Epoch Times American Thought Leaders, 60 Minutes Australia, Germany’s Deutsche Welle, and France’s ARTE and has an extensive list of published works regarding China ranging from the Wall Street Journal, Epoch Times, NTD, War Room, Naval War College Review, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly, Fox News, Washington Times, Switzerland’s Military Power Review, Liechtenstein’s Geopolitical Intelligence Service, and the Hoover Digest. He is also the creator and manager of the Indo-Pacific Security forum Red Star Risen/Rising since 2005.

Dr. Bradley A. Thayer, who has a University of Chicago PhD, has taught in several major universities, including Oxford, and is a Founding Member of the Committee on Present Danger China. He is co-author with Lianchao Han of “Understanding the China Threat” and with John Friend of “How China Sees the World: Han-Centrism and the Balance of Power in International Politics.”

 

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