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Welcome to Asia Stream, where we track, report, and analyze the issues and interests of the world’s largest region. Brought to you by Nikkei Asia.

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Welcome to Asia Stream, where we track, report, and analyze the issues and interests of the world’s largest region. Brought to you by Nikkei Asia.

    Asia's Balancing Act with Russia

    Asia's Balancing Act with Russia

    We discuss why many Asian countries are still dealing with Russia. In stark contrast to much of Europe and the U.S., most Asian countries -- with the notable exceptions of Japan and Singapore -- continue business as usual with the Russians. Is this about weapons? Oil? Policy? Or old habits from the Cold War?

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    Digital editor and host Wajahat S. Khan talks to Asia Stream correspondent Monica Hunter-Hart about the broader strategy to play both sides, then interviews Akriti Vasudeva of the Stimson Center about India's position, and then chats with Josh Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations about Southeast Asia's role. Finally, deputy editor Alice French sends in her Tokyo Dispatch, this time interviewing our Pakistan contributor Adnan Aamir about the devastating floods in that country. This episode is hosted by Wajahat S. Khan, and was produced by Monica Hunter-Hart.

    Related to this episode:

    Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar deepen Russia ties to blunt economic woes, by Yohei Muramatsu and Tomoya Onishi

    Opinion: China and Russia to showcase alternative world order at SCO Summit, by Raffaello Pantucci

    China threatened by unbreakable bond with Russia, Nikkei graphics team

    U.S., Japan step up India courtship despite its Russia juggling act, by Kiran Sharma and Ken Moriyasu

    • 50 min
    Turkey's Rise on the World Stage

    Turkey's Rise on the World Stage

    We discuss Turkey's growing influence as it plays both sides in the Russia-Ukraine war and courts powers in Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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    Monica Hunter-Hart interviews Sinan Tavşan, Nikkei Asia's correspondent in Istanbul, about Turkey's ascendancy. She also shares interviews she recently recorded with Turkish bazaar vendors about the inflation crisis. This episode is hosted by Jack Stone Truitt, and was produced by Monica Hunter-Hart.

    Related to this episode:

    Making Turkey great again: Erdogan throws out the rule book, by Ken Moriyasu and Sinan Tavsan

    Location, hard power underpin Turkey's geopolitical renaissance, by Ken Moriyasu and Sinan Tavsan

    Turkey scores with NATO brinkmanship, flexing geopolitical veto, by Ken Moriyasu and Sinan Tavsan

    • 29 min
    Where Does Afghanistan Go From Here?

    Where Does Afghanistan Go From Here?

    This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. forces. What is life in Afghanistan like right now, and where does the country go from here?

    In this episode, Monica Hunter-Hart brings back a previous guest -- a woman secretly running a network of schools for girls -- to discuss the state of girls' education in Afghanistan. Then, Jack Stone Truitt interviews retired U.S. diplomat Annie Pforzheimer on what the international community can practically do to help Afghanistan. This episode of Asia Stream is hosted by Jack Stone Truitt and produced by Monica Hunter-Hart.

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    Related to this episode:

    Afghan women still facing difficulties, one year on, by Momoko Kidera

    Taliban 2.0, one year on: Afghanistan withers under iron-fist rule, by Zia Ur Rehman

    • 26 min
    Pakistan's Debt and Division

    Pakistan's Debt and Division

    Wajahat S. Khan joins Jack Truitt to discuss the multitude of crises Pakistan faces and his latest reporting from Washington (03:15). Then Waj takes a deeper look into why Pakistan has found itself in debt time and time again in a conversation with Dr. Aparna Pande and Uzair Younus (10:55). Finally, Nikkei Asia’s tech reporters in Taiwan, Annie Ting-Fang and Lauly Li, speak with Alice French for the Tokyo Dispatch about the hidden flaws in the global semiconductor supply chain (41:55). 

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    This episode was hosted by Jack Stone Truitt, and produced by Monica Hunter-Hart Wajahat S. Khan, and Jack Stone Truitt.

    • 49 min
    Shinzo Abe's Assassination: Aftermath & Impact

    Shinzo Abe's Assassination: Aftermath & Impact

    This episode, we discuss the impact former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had on Japan and on the world, with a focus on his national security and economic agendas. We discuss his legacy, analyzing both his popularity and his divisiveness.

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    First, Monica Hunter-Hart interviews Nikkei Asia diplomatic correspondent Ken Moriyasu about how Abe reshaped Japan’s defense policy (05:10), and then Tobias Harris, an Abe biographer (23:19). Next, Jack Stone Truitt interviews Takuji Okubo about the legacy of Abenomics (35:31). This episode of Asia Stream is hosted by Jack Stone Truitt and produced by Monica Hunter-Hart.

    Related to this episode:

    Japan after Abe: Political stability under threat?, by Naoya Yoshino

    Abe forged unique conservative path for Japan in Asia diplomacy, by Hiroshi Minegishi

    Shinzo Abe made Japan an ever closer ally: ex-U.S. diplomats, by Yukihiro Sakaguchi and Tomoko Ashizuka

    Abe's assassination transforms Japan's political landscape, by Shunsuke Shigeta and Rieko Miki

    In pictures: Shinzo Abe, the scene of his assassination, by Nikkei staff writers

    • 47 min
    The Struggle for Hong Kong's Identity

    The Struggle for Hong Kong's Identity

    This episode, we take measure of the economic impact of China's stringent laws in Hong Kong and then take a deep dive into the social and political costs of Beijing's crackdown on the special administrative region.

    First, digital editor Waj Khan lays out the big picture: What ails the relationship between Beijing and Hong Kong? (02:25) Next, business and markets reporter Jack Stone Truitt crunches the numbers of the economic impact of the crackdown (05:49). Then, Asia Stream correspondent Monica Hunter-Hart reports on how activism, academia and the media have been affected (10:19), interviewing former Hong Kong legislator and student protest leader Nathan Law (13:03), professor Isabella Ng (18:16) and journalist Lam Ying-pong (24:18). Finally, our deputy Big Story editor, Alice French, reports with the weekly Tokyo Dispatch on the Hong Kong diaspora as she talks to Pak Yiu (29:22).

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    Asia Stream is hosted by Wajahat S. Khan, our digital editor and executive producer, and produced by Monica Hunter-Hart and Jack Stone Truitt.

    Related to this episode:

    Hong Kong's identity in crisis after 25 years of Beijing rule, by Pak Yiu

    Hong Kong press freedom bruised a year after Apple Daily shutdown, by Takeshi Kihara and Frances Cheung

    Brain drain: Hong Kong political crackdown sparks scholar exodus, by Frances Cheung and Takeshi Kihara

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Nice job in a crowded field

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I appreciate the details and informative guests

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One of the best podcasts out there

Jack stone is a great interviewer

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America isn’t trying to curb China

It’s only trying to make it play by the rules for once.

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