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Sarwar A. Kashmeri
International Relations Specialist, Author, and Commentator.
Fellow, Foreign Policy Association.
China's Grand Strategy

Sarwar Kashmeri’s highly acclaimed new book, published in 2019. Purchase from your local bookstore or Amazon.com

Draws from personal research and interviews with prominent Asian and American scholars, businessmen, military officials, and political experts

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A China Agenda for President Biden
Sarwar A. Kashmeri

For “The Telegram,” a Foreign Policy Association Report, “Sarwar Kashmeri interviewed experts from around the world to present a compelling brief for recalibrating U.S.- China relations. His narrative draws upon expert views from across the political spectrum and from around the world. It could not be more timely ” -- Noel Lateef, President and CEO, FPA.

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“The old order changeth yielding place to new...Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.“

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Polaris

Sarwar's opinions, conversations, and guest editorials

Polaris, the North Star has been used for centuries by sailors to find one’s location within the cosmos and to chart a passage to safe harbor. I’d like to think that my iteration of Polaris might serve as a guide to help make sense of today’s rapidly shifting geopolitical and economic changes,  and help policy makers safely navigate these tumultuous times.

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Polaris Live: September Schedule

Welcome to PolarisLive’s 2nd year. . It is a pleasure for me to announce our September 2021 guest lineup and some programming changes that you will notice during the next year.

First the changes. They are a direct result of feedback from you, our viewers.

Beginning this month you will occasionally see someone else in the host’s chair. This will let us broaden the perspective of the informed and forthright conversation you have come to expect from PolarisLive. In a way this is like the “by invitation” guest columns in forward-thinking media. Another innovative step in PolarisLive’s leadership in exploring the most consequential relationship of our time–that between the United States and China.

We will also move to a bi-weekly format to give more depth to understanding the topic that is being illuminated. But we do this with an entrepreneurial caveat—whenever current events dictate PolarisLive will add an episode between the bi-weekly lineup that is sent to you at the beginning of each month.

We have changed the umbrella title for PolarisLive from “A China Agenda for President Biden,” to “The United States and China in the World.” The former title was a prelude to my report “The Telegram: A China Agenda for President Biden,” for the Foreign Policy Association (FPA)–which you can download from my website. Now we widen the aperture to take in the increasing complexity of the U.S. – China relationship. Think the American departure from Afghanistan and its impact on U.S.-India-Pakistan-China; increased complexity is an understatement, By the way, PolarisLive will explore the Afghan development through U.S., China, India, and Pakistan perspectives during October. Watch out for the announcements.

14 September 2021 8AM-9AM ET

An interview with Shan Weijian: Is China’s Communist Party jealous of its Capitalists?
On September 14, Shan Weijian, Chairman and CEO of PAG, one of Asia’s most influential private-equity firms, returns to PolarisLive to discuss the apparent turmoil in China’s giant financial-technology marketplace. What’s behind the last minute cancellation of large Chinese IPO’s on Wall Street. Is President Xi Jinping trying to bring China’s red-hot capitalism to heel? Is the Western media reporting these events accurately? Is Wall Street’s position as the world’s financial center in danger?

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21 September 2021 9:30AM-10:30AM ET
Prof. Li Xing, on “The Telegram: The United States and China in the World.”
On September 21 (see we’ve broken the bi-weekly format rule already!) Professor Xing Li, of Aalborg University, Denmark, takes over as PolarisLive’s host to question me about my analysis of the FPA report and especially its more controversial recommendations for large joint China-U.S. projects to ease the hostility between them. EG: the U.S. should use Wall Street money, American workers, and China’s expertise to rebuild American infrastructure.

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28 September 2021 1PM-2PM ET
Suzanne Nielsen, Colonel U.S. Army on “The Telegram: The United States and China in the World.”
On September 28, Suzanne Nielsen, Department Chair of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s famous Department of Social Studies (SOSH) takes over as host (in a personal capacity) to review the FPA report. Colonel Nielsen is one of the brightest thinkers in U.S. national security circles, and you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Sarwar Kashmeri in the News

Collection of key book launch, reviews and events for China’s Grand Strategy

China's Grand Strategy New York Book Launch with Professor Pamela Crossley

The New York book launch of “China’s Grand Strategy” with Professor Pamela Crossley, Wollis professor of history and professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College.  the Foreign Policy Association, moderated by Professor Sarwar Kashmeri, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association.

China's Grand Strategy Washington D.C. Book Launch with Hon. Chuck Hagel

The Honorable Chuck Hagel, 24th U.S. Secretary of Defense (2013-2015), and Professor Sarwar Kashmeri, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association, discuss “China’s Grand Strategy.”

Deutsche-Welle features Sarwar in their China anniversary news program

Deutsche-Welle interview with Professor Sarwar Kashmeri on Chinese strategy in the 21st century.

China’s Grand Strategy. An interview with Prof. Sarwar A. Kashmeri

An in-depth interview by Federica Russo

Nuove Vie della Seta Piano Marshall alla cinese

A review of Sarwar Kashmeri’s book, “China’s Grand Strategy” featured in the Italian news publication, “La Repubblica”.

China’s Grand Strategy, comprendre la BRI par le professeur Kashmeri

A review of Sarwar Kashmeri’s book, “China’s Grand Strategy” featured in the French news site at OBOR.

China’s Grand Strategy and the BRI

U.S. Army War College Podcast • March 3, 2020

There has never been anything like it in recorded history where a country has put…a trillion dollars aside to help in jump starting all of these infrastructure projects around the country..

FPA LIVE: A Conversation with Major General John S. Kem

The Foreign Policy Association is honored to present a conversation with Major General John Kem, the 51st Commandant of the U.S. Army War College, and Sarwar Kashmeri, Fellow of FPA. The U.S. Army War College is the Army’s prep-school for selecting its future leaders and one of the country’s most important military institutions.

Sarwar's Chronicles

In 2002, Sarwar Kashmeri changed tack from founder/CEO of his international accounting systems company to a career in analyzing, writing, and speaking about U.S. foreign policy and national security. Over that time his interests have covered U.S.-EU relations, NATO, and lately U.S.- China relations. This is a collection of some of his opinion columns and book reviews since 2002.

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