US Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a rowdy joint session of Congress this week, where he addressed issues such as China, Ukraine, and the health of the American economy. The panel discusses Vice President Biden’s performance thus far and the difficulties he may face in the second half of his term, coinciding with the start of a new presidential campaign. Moreover, 18 months have passed since the AUKUS collaboration was announced between the United
Kingdom, the United States, and Australia to create nuclear hunter killer submarines. The Indo-Pacific region as a whole, non-proliferation efforts, and Australia: what does AUKUS signify for all of them? At last, the Chinese balloon over Montana is discussed on the panel. How did it know what it was photographing, and was it a signal from Beijing?
Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri, head of the US and the Americas programme at Chatham House, and Dr. Patricia Lewis, director of the International Security programme, join guest presenter John Kampfner this week. Dr. Euan Graham, senior fellow for defense and strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and participant in the Shangri-La Dialogue, joins them. Podcast produced weekly by Bronwen Maddox, director of Chatham House, featuring interviews with prominent policymakers, journalists, and Chatham House experts discussing current events on a global scale.