The Pacific Century

The Pacific Century
America, China, and the Struggle for the 21st Century.

The Pacific Century Visits With Congressman Mike Gallagher
Jun 4 • 40 min
Misha and John Talk with a Congressional Leader on China.
Sinocism Talks Hong Kong
May 28 • 38 min
The importance of the recent National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing and its decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong.
The Beauty vs. the Beast
Apr 30 • 44 min
Anastasia Lin on human rights in China .
Geopolitics Rolls On
Apr 23 • 43 min
The Coronavirus Cannot Lockdown Power Politics in Asia.
Suing China?
Mar 28 • 51 min
Can the US Hold China Responsible for the Pandemic?
The Pandemic, China, and the End of Globalization
Mar 18 • 48 min
Will China benefit from the Coronavirus disruption?
The Coronavirus Spreads
Mar 6 • 36 min
Is the coronavirus epidemic the black swan event for the Xi regime?
The Epidemic Hits
Jan 31 • 32 min
Misha and John return for their first show in the year of the rat. They discuss the coronavirus epidemic sweeping China, and they observe that Beijing’s ineffective response is adding to the growing distrust of the government among average Chinese. They…
At the Barricades in Hong Kong
Nov 13, 2019 • 38 min
Misha and John return after an extended sabbatical. They discuss the burning issue in Asia — the democracy protests in Hong Kong — with Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal editorial page. After playing out the scenarios for how the Hong Kong…
Richard McGregor, The Party, and Pushback against Xi Jinping? Also, South Korea and Japan trade war heats up
Aug 12, 2019 • 69 min
Xi Jinping is usually touted as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. How has he pulled power into his hands, and is there a reaction to his strength? Richard McGregor discusses this, as well as looks back at his popular book The Party, ten…
Trump versus China: John Pomfret Reacts
Jul 29, 2019 • 50 min
Hoover Institution fellows Misha Auslin and John Yoo interview John Pomfret, the former Washington Post and Associated Press reporter in China. Pomfret discusses his response to an open letter in the Washington Post, signed by dozens of leading US foreign…
Hong Kong, the G-20, and the North Korea visit: Sound and Fury Signifying ?
Jul 12, 2019 • 58 min
Presidents Trump and Xi meet at the G-20 meetings in Osaka and decide to restart trade negotiations, and then President Trump took a remarkable step across the DMZ into North Korean territory. Misha and John address these developments, and also the…
Professor Rana Mitter on the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the May Fourth Movement
May 22, 2019 • 51 min
Hoover Institution fellows Misha Auslin and John Yoo welcome one of Britain’s leading experts on China to the podcast: Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, St. Cross College, Oxford University, and the Director of Oxford’s…
H.R. McMaster Takes on China
May 7, 2019 • 61 min
Hoover Institution fellows Misha and John have a special treat today: they are joined by another Hoover fellow, H.R. McMaster, retired general, scholar, and President Trump’s first national security advisor. They discuss the rise of China, America’s…
China Challenges Japan and Taiwan
Apr 5, 2019 • 43 min
As China tests Japan and Taiwan with air and naval challenges, Hoover Institution fellows Michael Auslin and John Yoo discuss why Japan and Taiwan play important roles in the United States’ Pacific strategy, and what measures the Trump administration can…
Niall Ferguson On The Coming Cold War With China
Mar 28, 2019 • 72 min
Historian Niall Ferguson joins Michael Auslin to discuss whether the United States is entering a new Cold War with China. Ferguson explains the quick change in public and government attitudes toward China and steps that the Trump administration is taking…
Learning from Hanoi and the Trade Deal with China
Mar 6, 2019 • 41 min
Hoover Institution fellows Michael Auslin and John Yoo discuss two major developments in Asia. First, they explain why the “failure” of the Hanoi summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wasn’t a failure at all. They then dissect…
Introducing The Pacific Century: China, North Korea, and the US
Mar 1, 2019 • 50 min
Hoover Institution fellows Michael Auslin and John Yoo start their inaugural podcast on China, Asia, and the Pacific Century by discussing the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un, trade tensions between the…