Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations

Of all the destabilizing threats coming from China today – a slowing economy; military growth; computer hacking; relations with Japan – none may be a greater risk to regional stability than one basic resource: Water. It sounds simple, but controlling water rights – where water flows and how much – has become an issue of international concern. Last week, Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director of Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, provided Senate testimony to the Senate about the threat. She joins me now. (July 30, 2013)