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Why China's Aggression in the South China Sea Matters

As tensions rise in the South China Sea, Bonnie Glaser and Lieutenant Commander Matthew Dalton join Deep Dish to examine China's strategy in the hotly contested waters.
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While the world is distracted by COVID-19, China has been ramping up its military actions in hotly contested waters – the South China Sea. The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Bonnie Glaser and Lieutenant Commander Matthew Dalton, US Navy, join Deep Dish to examine China’s strategy and potential US policy options to ensure freedom of navigation remains intact.

About the Speakers
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson
Matthew Dalton
Former US Navy Federal Executive Fellow at the Council
Director of the Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund
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Before joining the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Bonnie Glaser was senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. For more than three decades, she has worked at the intersection of Asia-Pacific geopolitics and U.S. policy. 
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