Webinar | Is Ukraine the CCP’s First Front?              


CPDC Webinar:

Is Ukraine the CCP’s First Front?

Is the PRC Arming Russia and the Prospects for a Second Front in the Pacific

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023
1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

In the course of the Werkunde Security Conference in Munich last weekend, U.S. officials warned that the Chinese Communist Party is contemplating sending arms to Russia in support of its invasion of Ukraine and, as Secretary of State Tony Blinken put it, “that would cause a problem for us.” In fact, the CCP has already been financing the Vladimir Putin’s war with its imports of Russian energy, food and other commodities from the Kremlin.

Three questions immediately occur:

Is it likely that the Chinese Communists have also been covertly providing weapons to its “No-Limits” Partner in Moscow?
Whether such transfers have already occurred or are still in the offing, what can – and will – America do, if anything, to alleviate such a “problem”? And
Either way, is the CCP benefiting from the Putin’s raging war in Ukraine and, if so, what does that portend for it opening a second, bloody front in the Pacific?

The next Committee on the Present Danger: China webinar will examine these and related topics on the eve of the first anniversary of Putin’s latest invasion of Ukrainian territory from 1-2:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, 23 February. Register at www.PresentDangerChina.org.


Frank Gaffney, executive chairman of the Center for Security Policy, host of Securing America with Frank Gaffney on Real America’s Voice Network, and vice-chair for the Committee on the Present Danger: China


Dr. Phillip Karber, PhD, Marine Corps veteran; longtime public servant in the national security arena; former senior defense industry executive; former professor at Georgetown University, the National War College, and other academic institutions* — Topic: The Reality and the Danger of a Sino-Russian Axis
Dr. Stephen Blank, PhD, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute; former Professor, Army War College; author, Light from the East: Russia’s Quest for Great Power Status in Asia – Topic: “Putin’s Ambitions in Ukraine and Beyond”
Honorable/Lieutenant Colonel Chuck DeVore, U.S. Army Reserves (Ret.); former member, California State Assembly; Chief National Initiatives Officer, Texas Public Policy Institute; co-author, China Attacks – Topic: “How Goes the War in Ukraine – with Chinese Characteristics?”
Colonel John Mills, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Special Operator specializing in Psychological Warfare; former senior executive responsible for Cyber Policy in the Office of Secretary of Defense; author, The Nation Will Follow: Firsthand Experiences Fighting the Deep State and the Action Plan for the American Citizen*Topic: “It’s Past Time to Restore U.S. Deterrence to Nuclear Attack”
Chad Robichaux, Marine Force Reconnaissance combat veteran; Founder and President, Mighty Oaks Foundation; author, Unfair Advantage and Saving Aziz: How the Mission to Save One Became a Calling to Save 17,000 – Topic: The People’s War in Ukraine and the Prospects for Peace”
Dr. Bradley Thayer, PhD, Director for China Policy, Center for Security Policy; co-author, Understanding the China Threat and How China Sees the World: Han Centrism and the Balance of Power in International Politics* — Topic: “The Ukraine Precedent and Lessons for the Pacific”

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