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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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THE TELEGRAM
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: Upcoming Events

PolarisLive: Upcoming Events

October 4th, 2022 • 09:30ET
Book Release discussion of “Canada Among Nations 2021” with Prof David Carment, Carleton University, Canada   •    Watch It Live

November 1st, 2022 • 09:30ET
Pres. Xi Jinping’s visit to the Middle East with Prof. Jonathan Fulton, Sharjah University, UAE.

November 15th, 2022 • 09:30ET
The End of Mass Migration? With Parag Khanna, author and futurist.

November 23rd, 2022 • 09:30ET
The State of the World 2022 Through Social Anthropologists’ Eyes, Panel Discussion led by Prof. Carole McGranahan, Univ. of Boulder

December 13th, 2022 • 09:30ET
End of the Dream? Ukraine and Russia 2023 with Rajan Menon, Dir. Defense Priorities and Pamela Crossley, Prof. & China Historian, Dartmouth College

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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Polaris Live: Upcoming Events

PolarisLive: Upcoming Events

October 4th, 2022 • 09:30ET
Book Release discussion of “Canada Among Nations 2021” with Prof David Carment, Carleton University, Canada   •    Watch It Live

November 1st, 2022 • 09:30ET
Pres. Xi Jinping’s visit to the Middle East with Prof. Jonathan Fulton, Sharjah University, UAE.

November 15th, 2022 • 09:30ET
The End of Mass Migration? With Parag Khanna, author and futurist.

November 23rd, 2022 • 09:30ET
The State of the World 2022 Through Social Anthropologists’ Eyes, Panel Discussion led by Prof. Carole McGranahan, Univ. of Boulder

December 13th, 2022 • 09:30ET
End of the Dream? Ukraine and Russia 2023 with Rajan Menon, Dir. Defense Priorities and Pamela Crossley, Prof. & China Historian, Dartmouth College

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Polaris Live: February, March and April Schedule

PolarisLive: February, March and April 2022 Schedule

February 22. 2022 8:00AM EST

Jonathan Fulton-Panel Discussion-U.S./China: Middle East Strategic Competition
From Abu Dhabi, UAE, Guest moderator, Prof. Jonathan Fulton, Zayed University and panelists Daniel Cederberg, Regional China Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Department of State and Prof. Shaojin Chai, University of Sharjah will moderate panelists from the Middle East to discuss China’s accelerating business, economic, and cultural inroads into the Middle East; Is the U.S. paying attention to the warmth, breadth and depth of the Middle East’s welcome to China?

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8 March, 2022 7:30AM EST
Henry Gao – A New Chinese Economic Order?
Henry Gao is a CIGI senior fellow and a law professor at Singapore Management University. With law degrees from three continents, he started his career as the first Chinese lawyer at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat. He taught law at the University of Hong Kong, where he was also deputy director of the East Asian International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO) program. He has taught at the IELPO program in Barcelona, Spain, and the Academy of International Trade Law in Macau, and was the academic coordinator for the first Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Policy Course officially sponsored by the WTO.

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15 March, 2022 9:30AM EST
Deanna Horton – Canada between China and the US
Deanna Horton is a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC, a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation, and at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She is a Board member of the Stratford-Perth County Museum. She speaks French, Japanese, and German.
Previously a career foreign service officer, she was appointed as Ambassador of Canada to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Canadian Embassy in Washington as Minister (Congressional, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs). She was a negotiator on the North American Free Trade Agreement. She served as Director, Canada’s Office of the Deputy Minister for International Trade.

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24 March, 2022 9:30AM EST
Susan Thornton – China Tariffs? Americans Deserve Better
Guest host Arthur Kroeber, highly respected analyst of China’s economy with Polaris-Live’s guest Ambassador Susan Thornton.

Susan A. Thornton was Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during the first 18 months of the Trump administration and led East Asia policy-making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China. She is a retired senior U.S. diplomat with almost three decades of experience with the U.S. State Department in Eurasia and East Asia. She is currently a Senior Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center. She is also the director of the Forum on Asia-Pacific Security at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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4 April, 2022 9:00PM EST
Dewi Fortuna Anwar – ASEAN, U.S., and China

Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar is a Research Professor at the Centre for Politics at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. She previously served as Deputy Secretary in the Vice President’s office from 2010-2017 and a senior foreign affairs official from 1998-1999. She has also advised many international organisations and is currently a governing board member of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

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26 April, 2022 9:30AM EST
Deborah Brautigam: China’s BRI NOT debt trap
Some journalists, pundits and policymakers have promoted the idea that Chinese banks deliberately lend to risky countries to secure strategic assets. Prof. Brautigam’s research questions the evidence for “debt trap diplomacy.”

The nature of Chinese lending in risky countries remains poorly understood, a weakness that leads to faulty assumptions that result that are an impediment for crafting an effective U.S. foreign policy for China.

Deborah Brautigam, a leading expert on China in Africa, and China’s vast infrastructure project-Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. A Sinologist with extensive Africa research experience, she is the author of over 50 journal articles and book chapters.

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Polaris Live: October Schedule

The United States decisively terminated its 20 year long war in Afghanistan on August 31, 2021. In the world of geopolitics it was a seminal event, for many reasons: It was another military defeat for the world’s richest country with the world’s most powerful and well equipped military, at the hands of the Taliban, an army only in name that fights in sandals. A humiliating ending for America, to say the least.

While it is too early to figure out what this defeat means for America, for Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan–the key players in that part of the world, it is not too early to state that the impact will be profound.

PolarisLive joins this geopolitically, and economically critical dialogue in our October 2021 lineup featuring experts from the U.S., India, and Pakistan.

12 October 2021 9:30AM ET

Larry Goodson & Pamela Crossley – Out of Afghanistan
On October 12, Professor Pamela Crossley, Dartmouth College’s renowned China expert will host PolarisLive’s guest Professor Larry Goodson of the U.S. Army War College. Prof. Goodson is one of the most knowledgeable Americans about Afghanistan, and its neighbors, especially India and Pakistan. He is steeped in the geopolitics of all three countries through numerous visits and his views are sought out by U.S. military and political leaders. Goodson and Crossley will set the stage for PolarisLive’s discussion of the impact of America’s defeat by the Taliban on the Asian subcontinent and for America’s policy for the region.

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19 October 2021 7:00AM ET
Ayushi Ketkar, Prof. J.N University, India – Out of India
On October 19, we welcome Professor Ayushi Ketkar, from Jawarhalal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and its Special Center for National Security Studies. Her latest book “Geopolitics of the Himalayan Region,” is essential reading to understand the fault lines of that region.

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26 October 2021 7:30AM ET
Dr. Nadim Hussain, Islamic Policy Research Institute – Out of Afghanistan
On 26 October we welcome Dr. Nadim Hussain, Executive Director of Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) based in Islamabad. He was previously the director of South Asia Study Group at the University of Sydney. He has served in senior advisory roles in the Government of Pakistan on matters of security, development and foreign policy.

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