Welcome to KAOS THEORY — a new podcast series that Grant Williams and I are collaborating on that focuses on the intersection of Macroeconomics and Geopolitics in an increasingly disorderly world.
About KAOS THEORY:
America has tremendous natural advantages in terms of geography, natural resources, a USD-based global reserve currency, and a democratic system of governance and rule of law that has encouraged unprecedented innovation, freedom, and opportunity. However, America’s Unipolar moment in the sun is being threatened like never before – economically, militarily, and technologically.
Whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future, what is unequivocal is that the Post Cold-War Globalization Nirvana is over as we know it. As a result, the world is becoming more fractious and disorderly. Economic decisions can no longer be made without considering geopolitical repercussions; similarly, geopolitical decisions and motivations can dominate economic outcomes.
The purpose of this podcast is to explore the intersection of Macroeconomics and Geopolitics – two areas that can no longer be analyzed in their respective vacuums. Join us as we bring on guests from multidisciplinary fields as we explore this crucial topic. Our aim is not just to educate and entertain but to also encourage cross-fertilization of ideas amongst our leaders and policymakers to help all of us navigate uncharted waters.
7/30/23: Episode 2 — Colonel Richard Lacquement
Our second guest on KAOS THEORY is Colonel Richard Lacquement, former Dean and current Research Professor at the US Army War College. We explore various Frameworks for War (Clausewitz vs. Sun-Tzu, US vs. China) as well as the DIME Framework (Diplomatic, Informational, Military, Economic) of National Power.
Colonel Lacquement is a Research Professor at the US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute. He is also Director of the War College’s National Security Policy Program. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Princeton University. Colonel Lacquement has had multiple deployments over his multi-decade military career in various theaters around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Join us as we delve further into the fascinating intersection of Geopolitics and Macroeconomics in an increasingly disorderly (dare I say, “Kaotic”) world.
You can find a compendium of all KAOS THEORY Episodes here:
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