by Mark English
Personal and political values can be intertwined in complicated ways and, even within close families, there are often serious, politically-driven divides. Mark English talks about the way his own foreign policy views and attitudes have changed. He refers to the influence of his father on his own views and also to bitter, politically-driven personal rifts which existed at one time within his father’s family. The latter part of this episode is devoted to a review of a recent discussion about China’s regional ambitions and the role that the United States is currently playing in the Western Pacific, especially in relation to Taiwan.