THIS THREE-DAY EDUCATION SEMINAR will provide students
with a comprehensive understanding of China’s and Russia's strategic
interests and subsequent rise as a recent near-peer competitor that
challenges United States international security interests.
Over the course of 3 days, participants will cover the following topic areas:
• Historical overview of great power competition and the rise of China and
Russia to great power status and possible regional or global competitors to
US international security interests.
• Political and economic systems of China and Russia affecting their great
• More aggressive Chinese and Russian national security policies that
challenge U.S. interests around the world.
• Legacy philosophical Chinese and Russian doctrines that impact strategic
• Chinese and Russian political and economic structures and ambitions
affecting great power status.
• Chinese and Russian accelerated military modernization programs that
compete with US and its allies security arrangements.
• Chinese and Russian habitual theft of intellectual property and heavy
investment in artificial intelligence (AI).
• Chinese and Russian "Gray Zone" operations.
• Expansion in the Indo-Pacific region and Africa.