The Lawfare Podcast: The Quad with Tanvi Madan and Lavina Lee

Jen Patja Howell, David Priess, Tanvi Madan, Lavinia Lee
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12:00 PM

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One of the most interesting strategic developments in the past few years has been the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad—the growing partnership between the United States, Japan, Australia and India. To look at how this institution resurrected itself after a false start back in 2007, what it is and isn't doing now, and whether China is right to look warily at this dialogue, David Priess spoke with Tanvi Madan, a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Program and the director of The India Project at the Brookings Institution, and Lavina Lee, a senior lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, who was appointed by the defense minister in Australia to be a director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Council in Canberra earlier this year.

Jen Patja Howell is the editor and producer of The Lawfare Podcast and Rational Security. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Virginia Civics, a nonprofit organization that empowers the next generation of leaders in Virginia by promoting constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement. She is the former Deputy Director of the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier and has been a freelance editor for over 20 years.
David Priess is Director of Intelligence at Bedrock Learning, Inc. and a Senior Fellow at the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security. He served during the Clinton and Bush 43 administrations as a CIA officer and has written two books: “The President’s Book of Secrets,” about the top-secret President’s Daily Brief, and "How To Get Rid of a President," describing the ways American presidents have left office.
Tanvi Madan is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program, and director of The India Project at the Brookings Institution. Her work explores India’s role in the world and its foreign policy, focusing particularly on India's relations with China and the United States, and its approach in the Indo-Pacific. Madan is the author of Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped US-India Relations During the Cold War (Brookings Institution Press, 2020). Her ongoing work includes a book project on the recent past, present and future of the China-India-US triangle, and a monograph on India’s foreign policy diversification strategy. Madan is a member of the editorial board of Asia Policy, a contributing editor at War on the Rocks, and a member of the Australian National University’s National Security College’s Futures Council. She has a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in international relations from Yale University, and a B.A. (Hons.) in history from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.
Lavina Lee is a senior lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, formerly appointed by the Australian minister of defense as director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Council.

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