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🌏 The Geopolitics & Power Podcast. From the worlds biggest infrastructure projects to shady financing, to debt-trap diplomacy, both interviews and monologue episodes, this podcast will expand upon your understanding of geopolitics.

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🌏 The Geopolitics & Power Podcast. From the worlds biggest infrastructure projects to shady financing, to debt-trap diplomacy, both interviews and monologue episodes, this podcast will expand upon your understanding of geopolitics.

    Arne Andersson | Three Tours In Afghanistan Through The Eyes Of The Swedish Military

    Arne Andersson | Three Tours In Afghanistan Through The Eyes Of The Swedish Military

    Article Attached To This Podcast Here 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/arne-andersson-swedish-military/

    Arne Andersson was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Sweden.
    In this podcast, Arne and I speak about his experiences growing up in Sweden, whether conscription is good or bad and as well his extensive experience in Afghanistan.
    Arne spent three different tours in this nation and has a unique insight into the disaster that has befallen the nation since.
    There is much to this podcast, in it, you can expect to learn about…
    Arne’s early experiences + getting stabbed.Arne’s experiences with the Swedish Military in Afghanistan over three tours.The significance of Jiu Jitsu in his life.
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    00:00 – Introduction02:35 – The Early Path12:30 – Conscription In The Swedish Military18:10 – Arne Get’s Stabbed + More On The Timeline25:45 – Is It Swedish Patriotism Or Did You Just Want To Be A Soldier?32:45 – First Tour In Afghanistan + The Issues Of This Country39:50 – Why Did $2 Trillion Fail?45:40 – Arne Giving His Rundown Of Afghanistan48:40 – Why The Finnish Were The Best Soldiers53:20 – What Was The Purpose Of Interacting With The Locals57:00 – Speaking Among The Troops Over The Conspiracy Of Iraq1:01:40 – Did Arne Ever Engage In Combat?1:18:50 – Quoting Jocko1:20:30 – Sweden’s Supposed Neutrality1:24:00 – The Maginot Line1:30:08 – Restrepo1:32:50 – What Did $300,000,000 A Day Buy?1:37:40 – Private Militia1:44:50 – The Role Jiu Jitsu Plays In Arne’s Life1:48:00 – How Is Jocko Received In The Military Community?-----
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Michael Smith | The Last Correspondent... A Geopolitical Allegory For Deteriorating Australia-China Relations

    Michael Smith | The Last Correspondent... A Geopolitical Allegory For Deteriorating Australia-China Relations

    Article Attached To This Podcast Here 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/michael-smith-last-correspondent/

    Michael Smith is the China correspondent for the AFR – Australia’s Financial Review.

    Just a tick over a year ago, he was met at midnight with a thud on the door from China’s secret police. This triggered a diplomatic storm which abruptly ended Michael Smith’s stint as one of Australia’s last foreign correspondents in China. After five days under consular protection, Smith was evacuated from a very different China to the country he first visited 23 years earlier.

    There is much to this podcast, in it you can expect to learn about…

    - Why Australia’s relationship with China has deteriorated so badly.
    - Insight’s into the ‘fog’ of China’s economy.
    - A wedding straight out of Crazy Rich Asians.
    - A propaganda tour of the Xinjiang province.
    - And much, much more…

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    00:00 – Introduction
    05:40 – “China Get’s Harder To Understand The Longer You Live There”
    11:39 – Untrustworthy Chinese Data & Differences In Accounting
    18:10 – Home Ownership In China & Potential Economic Collapse
    22:55 – Chinese Shadow Banking Sector
    25:56 – Chinese Demographic Problems & Anti Immigration Segment
    33:26 – Explaining China’s Disappearing Millionaires & The Importance Of Hard Work In China
    43:26 – The Significance Of Chinese SEZ (Special Economic Zones)
    46:16 – Xi Jinping Turning ‘Bad’
    56:50 – Michaels Propaganda Tour Through Xinjiang & The Uyghur Humanitarian Catastrophe
    1:03:49 – Michael’s Experiences With Geoff Raby
    1:05:15 – Why Michael Was Expelled From China & Australia/China Worsening Relations
    1:19:20 – Michael’s Thoughts On Taiwan & Hong Kong
    1:33:04 – Wild Trip in North Korea & The Crazy Rich Asian Wedding
    1:43:50 – How Do You Think About China Now?
    1:45:17 – What Country Are You Most Bullish On?
    1:46:37 – What Two People Of History Would You Witness A Conversation Between?
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Here - Are Some Things That Actually Matter!

    Here - Are Some Things That Actually Matter!

    With So Much (BS) Attention Given To Noise… Here Are Some Things That Actually Matter

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    • 9 min
    Geoffrey Cain | Greatest Humanitarian Disaster Of This Century - Uyghur 'Re-Education' Camps & Chinese Surveillance

    Geoffrey Cain | Greatest Humanitarian Disaster Of This Century - Uyghur 'Re-Education' Camps & Chinese Surveillance

    Article Attached To This Podcast Here 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/geoffrey-cain-uyghur-catastrophe/

    Geoffrey Cain is an award-winning foreign correspondent, author, technologist, and scholar of East and Central Asia.

    Geoffrey's most recent book, the 'Perfect Police State' documents the truly overwhelming dystopian reality of 2021 China and the Uyghur humanitarian catastrophe which is currently unfolding in Xinjiang Province. 

    In this conversation with Geoffrey, you can expect to learn about…
    The historical clash between the Han Chinese and Uyghur Muslim ethnic monitory.The prevailing surveillance state over time.How close to an attempt at genocide the ongoing Uyghur subjugation is.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe

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    00:00 – Introduction04:32 – Themes Of The Book + Authority Of The Research10:32 – How Horrific Is The Current Situation?17:22 – A Brief History of The Conflict Between The Uyghur & Han Chinese28:22 – Terrorism Between The Han & The Uyghur32:47 – Anti-Uyghur Propaganda37:05 – Doubling Down On The Propaganda43:55 – Documenting A Progressively Worsening Surveillance State Over Time51:26 – What Is The Real Han Interest’s Here?56:22 – What Is The Current Situation?1:15:43 – Why is This Catastrophe Not Better Documented?1:27:08 – Where Does The BRI (Belt & Road Initiative) Fit Into This?1:32:32 – China’s Dwindling Soft Power1:37:32 – The Surveillance State Everywhere1:44:02 – Is Geoffrey Under Threat For Publishing This?1:49:22 – A Bit About Geoff-----
    Links To Geoffrey Cain's Work
    Geoffrey Cain's WebsiteThe Perfect Police StateSamsung Rising-----
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Geoff Raby | Former Australian Ambassador To China, China's Grand Strategy & Australia/China Geopolitics

    Geoff Raby | Former Australian Ambassador To China, China's Grand Strategy & Australia/China Geopolitics

    Read As An Article As Well 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/geoff-raby-chinas-grand-strategy/

    Geoff Raby is the former Australian Ambassador to China and also of the few true outsiders privies to the insider of China’s institutions.
    Before Geoff was the Ambassador to China he was head of the Chinese Embassies Economic Division on behalf of Australia’s Department Of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Geoffs role as Australia’s Ambassador to China ended in 2011, but Geoff has since remained in Beijing and operates his consultancy firm, Geoff Raby & Associates. Geoff was tremendously generous with his time and offered us a brilliant insight into the ongoing geopolitical relations between both Australia & China, a commentary on China’s ongoing humanitarian catastrophe, SEZ & more.
    In this interview, you can expect to learn about…
    Romanticising China back in the 80’s.Australia & China’s shifting relationship over the years.Security & Geoff’s idea of a dystopian future.The humanitarian catastrophe with the Uighurs.More, more and more.Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe
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    00:00 - Introduction04:01 - Chit Chat05:37 - How Has Your Idea Of China Changed Over The Years?09:31 - Romatisicing The Early Days As A Diplomat In China?14:11 - How Has Australia's Relationship With China Changed?19:36 - Underlying Incentives For BRI (Belt & Road Initiative)22:32 - What Do You Think Made Bob Hawke So Succesful In China?27:51 - Geoff Experience With SEZ (Special Economic Zones) Of China.35:31 - China Managing Their Middle Income Trap.41:01 - How Do You Manage The Competing Interests Of What You Think Is Right Versus The Australian Politics Of The Day.43:29 - Geoff Operating As Australia's Ambassador To China.46:21 - Australian Soft Power.54:13 - What Would You Have Had Scott Morrison Do?55:41 - Australia's Dystopian Future.1:06:12 - An Australian Foreign Policy Based In Realism.1:10:33 - Security In The South China Sea.1:16:26 - Geoff Addressing The Uigher Humanitarian Disaster In China.1:27:51 - How Much Is Hong Kong Foreshadowing For Taiwan?1:31:51 - What Country Are You Most Bullish On?1:32:29 - What Two People Would You Witness A Conversation Between?-----

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Angelica Oung | The Complexity Of The Taiwan & China Relationship & Understanding TCMS

    Angelica Oung | The Complexity Of The Taiwan & China Relationship & Understanding TCMS

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    Angelica Oung brands herself as Taiwan's #1 neo-liberal shill.

    She is a Taiwanese/American and currently operating as a business and technology journalist out of Taiwan. Read her substack here and follow her on Twitter here. We covered many exciting things in this conversation, episode #35 on the 'Curious Worldview Podcast'.

    You can expect to learn about...
    The complexity of the Taiwan/China relationship.The amazing world of TCMS & Semiconductors.What a neoliberal shill is.
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    00:00 - Introduction
    04:38 - What Is A Neo-Liberal Shill?
    09:48 - How Do You Fit Into Taiwan?
    13:48 - Key Differences Between Taiwanese & Chinese Institutions.
    20:52 - Expanding On Angelica's Singapore Comment.
    22:48 - Is It Frustrating That China Is Always Taiwan's #1 Variable.
    32:16 - How Ominous Is The Threat Of China?
    35:50 - How Has Taiwan Changed Over The Years?
    38:41 - Speaking About The Semiconductor Market?
    49:23 - Trade Between Taiwan & China.
    58:38 - How Strong Do You Feel The Military Threat In China?
    1:03:18 - On China Destroying Their International Reputation.
    1:08:08 - We Must Speak Again.
    1:08:58 - What Is It Like Operating As A Journalist In Taiwan?
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    Links To Angelica's Work Here
    Substack
    Twitter
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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