Newly Appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow General Sir Nicholas Carter Joins Battlegrounds
Wed, 05/31/2023 – 06:02
Hoover Institution (Stanford, CA) – In an episode of battlegrounds earlier this month, Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow H.R. McMaster was joined by General Sir Nicholas Carter, former United Kingdom chief of the Defence Staff, for a wide-ranging conversation that covered strategic dynamics across the globe, threats posed to the world order by Russia and China, the legacy of the two-decade war in Afghanistan, and the future of warfare.
A newly appointed distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Intuition, Sir Carter explained that the level of global disorder and instability today is reminiscent of the 1930s. As then, the United States and its Western allies are confronted by revisionist powers. For Carter, Vladmir Putin’s Russia represents an acute threat as demonstrated in its military campaign in Ukraine. China, through its vast wealth and capacity to mount global influence operations, is a chronic challenge. Both Russia and China, he explained, are allied with an axis of nations that share similar worldviews.
The development of US foreign policy toward these powers has also had a bearing on the character of this great-power competition, he maintained.
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Source:: Hoover Institution