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Russian and Chinese Challenges for Today and Tomorrow

Please join us for a virtual event to examine the challenges Russian and Chinese plans pose for the United States. This event is hosted by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall and co-sponsored by the USC U.S.-China Institute.

March 31, 2021 11:00am

Distinguished analysts Jack Devine and Jonathan Ward will examine Russian and Chinese plans and the challenges they pose for the United States. Just this month, U.S. intelligence reported that Russia again sought to influence the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. U.S. diplomats and security leaders have just visited allies in East Asia and met their Chinese counterparts in Alaska.

Jack Devine spent three decades in the CIA and headed the agency’s operations division. He draws on that experience and ongoing research for his new book Spymaster’s Prism: The Fight Against Russian Aggression. In it Devine examines the aims, techniques, and successes and failures of Russian intelligence efforts. He looks ahead to likely Russian actions and discusses ways for America to respond. Jonathan Ward earned his doctorate at Oxford University and has consulted for governments and multinational corporations. His new book is China’s Vision of Victory. It is endorsed by former general and CIA chief David Petraeus and former Pacific Command head Scott Swift. In it Ward details China’s determination to supplant the U.S. as the preeminent power.

Clayton Dube, director of the USC U.S.-China Institute, will moderate the discussion.

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You can purchase Jack Devine's latest book Spymaster’s Prism: The Fight Against Russian Aggression from Chevalier's Bookstore here.

You can purchase Jonathan D.T. Ward's latest book China’s Vision of Victory from Chevalier's Bookstore here.