Course Details

913: The National Security/Military Challenges facing the Biden Administration

February 8, 9, 10,
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

The new Biden Administration will face major national security/military challenges. Several initiatives may be relatively easy such as extending the New START nuclear arm control agreement with Russia. On the other hand, there are major challenges that will be far more daunting. They include the development of a near- and medium-term defense posture to deal with an assertive and revisionist China and Russia. Further, the Biden administration will have to design a disentanglement strategy for the Greater Middle East (GME) that acknowledges the rising military capacities of the major regional powers that include Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel. Protracted nuclear challenges loom in Northeast and South Asia.

Class Format: Lecture and Discussion

Hours of Reading: 1-2 hours/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Peter Wilson
Peter A. Wilson is an adjunct senior national security analyst at the RAND Corporation. He had a decade-long teaching experience at the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and at the Eisenhower School, the National Defense University.