Apr. 14, 2022 – NSF Special Topic Panel Discussion #3: War in Ukraine – China’s Role

Apr. 14, 2022 – NSF Special Topic Panel Discussion #3: War in Ukraine – China’s Role

War in Ukraine – China’s Role

April 14, 2022


Dr. Thomas Fingar

Stanford University

Rae Huffstutler

NSF contributor

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

  • When: Thursday, April 14, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Topic: NSF Special Panel #3: War in Ukraine – China’s Role
  • Register in advance for this webinar:
  • https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lxR9iZRfRp-mg6JE8AsohQ
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To help you stay informed about the rapidly changing and very dangerous situation in Ukraine, NSF will be hosting a series of Special Topics Panel Discussions with subject matter experts. These will be scheduled approximately every two weeks (more often as required). We are creating a new Ukraine War resource blog page on the NSF website where we will post timely information and thought pieces from different perspectives. I also encourage you to send topic requests, questions, and concerns to me at: mccarthy@nationalsecurityforum.org

NSF will host our third War in Ukraine Special Topics Panel Discussion on Thursday, April 14th 0900-1015 PST focused on the implications of the war on US-China relations and the future of Taiwan. Our lead speaker will be Dr. Thomas Fingar, Shorenstein APARC Fellow, at Stanford University. Dr. Fingar will provide context about how the war is affecting US-China economic and political relations and how current actions by Russia is shaping China’s view on Taiwan’s ongoing aspirations to maintain some level of autonomy from Beijing. Tom will also examine how the growing alliance between Russia and China, codified again on Feb 4, 2022, in joint statement issued just prior to the start of the Beijing Olympics, informs China’s response to the war and what (if any) additional actions the United States can/should take in response to China’s support for Russia. NSF contributor, Rae Huffstutler, will discuss options and consequences the US in countering China’s alliance with Russia.

Stay tuned in and watch videos of our recent NSF programs on our War in Ukraine series and earlier programs at: https://nationalsecurityforum.org (scroll to the bottom of the landing page to watch the videos)

Please join us for these very important and timely programs and be ready to share your thoughts and questions with our speakers.

Thomas Fingar, is a Shorenstein APARC Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He was the inaugural Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow from 2010 through 2015 and the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford in 2009. From 2005 through 2008, he served as the first deputy director of national intelligence for analysis and, concurrently, as chairman of the National Intelligence Council. Fingar served previously as assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (2000-01 and 2004-05), principal deputy assistant secretary (2001-03), deputy assistant secretary for analysis (1994-2000), director of the Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific (1989-94), and chief of the China Division (1986-89).  Fingar is a graduate of Cornell University (A.B. in Government and History, 1968), and Stanford University (M.A., 1969 and Ph.D., 1977 both in political science). His most recent books include, “The New Great Game: China and South and Central Asia in the Era of Reform,” editor (Stanford University Press, 2016), “Uneasy Partnerships: China and Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform” (Stanford, 2017), and “Fateful Decisions: Choices that will Shape China’s Future,” co-edited with Jean Oi (Stanford, 2020).

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