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How to Avoid a U.S.-China War
Relations between the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies, are arguably worse than they’ve been at any time in almost 50 years. Following decades of engagement, the Sino-American relationship is now characterized by competition — a race to become the dominant power in Asia — that some observers fear could spiral into a catastrophic conflict.
In his new book The Avoidable War, Asia Society President Kevin Rudd argues that war between the two great powers is not inevitable — but the two sides must establish a set of guardrails for managing their competition. In this episode of Asia In-Depth, we’ll hear a conversation between Rudd and Ian Bremmer, the president and founder of the Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, about the current state of the U.S.-China relationship and what Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine means for Beijing.
The Ukraine War’s Repercussions in Asia
In this episode of Asia In-Depth, we’ll hear an expert panel tease out the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. How will China — which recently declared that its relationship with Russia had “no limits” — react? And what are the stakes for India, Japan, and countries in Southeast Asia?
Participants include Kevin Rudd, president and CEO of Asia Society and president of the Asia Society Policy Institute; Ambassador Bilahari Kausikan from the National University of Singapore, and C. Raja Mohan, an Asia Society Policy Institute fellow based in New Delhi. The conversation was moderated by Daniel Russel, vice president of international security and diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute.
Kal Penn's American Journey
The actor and former political appointee talks about his upbringing, early professional struggles, and his embarrassing first encounter with Barack Obama.
Understanding Amy Tan
'The Joy Luck Club' author discusses her painful past, her successful career, and everything in between with Orville Schell.
Orville Schell's China Journey
The director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations talks with Mary Kay Magistad about his six decades observing China, in an episode celebrating the launch of the third edition of Asia Society Magazine.
Understanding the Crisis in Afghanistan
The end of U.S. occupation in Afghanistan has raised a number of critical questions, about the humanitarian consequences of the war, the stability of the region, and what life under Taliban rule may look like.
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Love the podcast but wish it came out more than once a month! The world changes every day, why not capture that momentum a little better?
Great, balanced and in-depth analysis
Brings a wide range of viewpoints to bear on each issue, digging deep into arguments and counter arguments for everything. Delivered in a clear (and super calming) format. Great podcast.
Well organized, very informative. Able to learn something new from each episode. Btw, love host's voice.