Great Power Competition Series 2

The Great Power Competition lecture series is designed to equip Air and Space professionals with the historical, cultural, geopolitical, technological, and operational knowledge required to assess the contemporary operating environment in increasingly contested regions of the world.  Lectures are intended to create connections between the past, present, and future in order to enable Air and Space professionals to better respond to surprise and uncertainty during moments of pivotal change and transition.

Series One: China - Historical Connections

Lecture 1: January 21

How Did the West Surpass and Subordinate the East? The Great Divergence and China

Lecture 2: February 11

Three Events that Shook East Asia: The Opium Wars, the Sino-Japanese War, & the May 4th Movement

Series One: China - Contemporary China

Lecture 3: February 25

CCP Legitimacy, Domestic Politics, and Xi Jinping

Lecture 4: March 18

Economic Trajectory and the Belt and Road Initiative

​Lecture 5: April 7 & 8

Informationized Warfare and the South China Sea

Lecture 6: April 29

Grand Strategy, Trends, and Future Scenarios

Series Two: Joint Operations

Lecture 1: May 20

The Axis of Disinformation - China, Russia, and Iran


Lecture 2: June 17

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF)


​Lecture 3: July 29

Joint All Domain Operations 


Lecture 4 : August 18

Space Operations in Great Power Competition


Lecture 5 : September 30

Joint Air Operations


*Lectures are restricted to current and former GCPME students with an ASU login

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