THE SCORECARD: What Would “America First” Mean for the Asia-Pacific?
By August Cole, with Aaron Lin, Chris Yee-Paulson, and Daniel Yoon
Avascent Analytics’ latest report, THE SCORECARD: Allied Preparedness in an “America First” World, analyzes capability gaps of allied nations in Europe and the Asia-Pacific should the US require allies to bear a larger share of the burden for their security, as suggested by President Trump’s “America First” policy. In this podcast, analysts who compiled the scores for Australia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan discuss which countries would be the most adversely affected and which countries are top of the class.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
August Cole is the writer-in-residence at Avascent. He is also an Atlantic Council nonresident senior fellow, focusing on using fiction to explore the future of war; and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the co-author of Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War and the editor of the Atlantic Council’s War Stories from the Future anthology. Previously, Cole reported on the defense industry for the Wall Street Journal. From Washington, he covered companies ranging from Boeing to Blackwater, as well as broader defense policy and political matters. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaron Lin is a Market Analyst at Avascent Analytics. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
Chris Yee-Paulson is a Senior Market Analyst at Avascent Analytics. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Yoon is a Senior Market Analyst at Avascent Analytics. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
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