The Israel-Hamas war, deterrence failures & hostage diplomacy Beijing style
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Marcus Hellyer and Michael Shoebridge

In this episode, Marcus Hellyer and Michael Shoebridge discuss the implications of Hamas’ mass murders, and what Ukraine and Hamas mean for strategies of deterrence against other aggressors. The release of imprisoned journalist Cheng Lei as a precursor to Anthony Albanese shaking Xi Jinping’s hand is discussed as an example of calculating hostage diplomacy.