Making sense of Citizens’ responsibilities under Authoritarian States- On the Russian Invasion of Ukraine with Brian Wong

Brian is a geopolitical strategist and advisor publishing extensively on Sino-American relations, statecraft in Asia, and the intersection of nascent technologies, political philosophy, and public policy. Currently pursuing a DPhil in Political Theory at Balliol College, Oxford, Brian graduated with a Distinction in the MPhil in Politics (Theory) at Wolfson College, and First Class Honours from Pembroke with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, having attended Oxford on a full scholarship on a Kwok Scholarship. Brian has taught modules in politics to undergraduate students at Oxford and Stanford Universities (latter on exchange). Brian has presented on Sino-American relations and Chinese foreign policy at Tsinghua, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Stanford, the Young China Watcher and Tufts Conferences, and advised leading MNCs on macro risks in Asia. His works and writings look predominantly at citizens’ responsibilities under authoritarian regimes, non-ideal/democratic circumstances, and duties towards justice and altruism. In this podcast, Brian sits down to discuss the various facets of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Interview by Samanwita Sen. Find out more about the Oxford Society for International Development at