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Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Binnendijk, Kirchberger, Kramer, and Skaluba on DEFAERO Report Podcast: The need for a transatlantic China Plan

China Plan authors Hans Binnendijk, Sarah Kirchberger, Franklin D. Kramer, and Chris Skaluba joined DEFAERO Report Founder and Editor Vago Muradian to discuss the China Plan's key analysis and findings.

In the News by Hans Binnendijk, Sarah Kirchberger, Franklin D. Kramer, Christopher Skaluba

China Europe & Eurasia

Sun, Apr 4, 2021

#75: Encourage NATO Allies to Participate in US-Led FONOPs in the South China Sea

By: Hans Binnendijk What is the kernel of the issue? China has been aggressively pushing extensive territorial claims in the South China Sea (SCS) leading to territorial disputes with numerous countries. China has undertaken to build thousands of acres worth of artificial islands in the area to buttress its claims and routinely harasses planes and ships—including US Navy vessels—transiting the […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Sat, Apr 3, 2021

#74: Create An “Incidents-At-Sea” Agreement Between the United States and China

By: Hans Binnendijk What is the kernel of the issue? In 2001, a US Navy reconnaissance aircraft collided with a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy jet near Hainan Island in the South China Sea (SCS). The incident, which resulted in an international dispute between the United States and China, illustrated the risk of escalation in this increasingly disputed region.  Why is […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Dr. Hans Binnendijk is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

He is also an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies. Until 2012, he was the Vice President for Research at the National Defense University and Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies. He previously served twice on the National Security Council staff as senior director for Defense Policy and Arms Control and earlier as an officer for Southern European Affairs. He also served as deputy director and acting director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff and as deputy staff director and legislative director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In academia, he was director of Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and deputy director and director of studies of London’s Institute for International Strategic Studies. He has received numerous awards for his government service, including three Distinguished Public Service Awards and a Superior Service Award, in addition to receiving the Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany. Binnendijk is author, coauthor, or editor of nearly 20 books and has written over 200 articles, editorials, and reports. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and his MALD and his PhD in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.