First, we speak with University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Dr. Chris Bronk about the technology war between the U.S. and China, with the Biden administration attempting to restrict China's access to semiconductors.
Then, we are joined by Rice University Political Science professor Dr. Richard Stoll and Ronan O'Malley, Chief Programs Officer for the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, to discuss recent and current international affairs.
Both guests share insight on Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's recent trip to China, the latest on Russia-Ukraine amidst the destruction of a bridge linking Crimea to Russia, and Sweden becoming an official member of NATO.
Plus, Dr. Stoll and O'Malley share their thoughts on recent world news headlines such as the continuing protests occurring in France, whether the European economy is in trouble, and understanding the Philippines and the new leadership of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
- Associate Professor, Hobby School of Public Affairs, University of Houston
- Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science, Rice University
- Chief Programs Officer and Director of the Global Affairs & U.S. Foreign Policy Institute, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
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