A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.
Southeast Asia and the Coming Biden Presidency
Will a Biden administration renew attention on Southeast Asia?
China and the Coming Biden Presidency
How will U.S. President-elect Joe Biden manage the U.S.-China relationship?
Denuclearization, Diplomacy, and Beyond: North Korea Plans for 2021
Kim Jong Un’s year did not go as planned. What lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?
The Pandemic and Power Shifts in Asia
The coronavirus pandemic has affected Asian power shifts in a serious way.
Trouble in Kyrgyzstan: Assessing the October 2020 Crisis
Catherine Putz explains the background to Kyrgyzstan’s October 2020 crisis.
India’s Illiberal Turn and the Indo-Pacific
How will internal developments in India affect its foreign relations?
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The best podcast on foreign policy, and international actors and issues in Asia. This should be required listening for any government, NGO or military officials working on issues germane to East Asia, Southeast Asia, and national security.
Overall, your topics are great. I have been listening to most if not all of them.
You seem to talk a lot about China. However, I can’t really recall you ever invited a China voice and option into the China matter. This is such a disappointment.
Very much for wonks
This really isn’t a general-interest podcast. I don’t mean that as a criticism, just a fact.
If you’re someone who has a professional interest in geopolitics in Asia, but isn’t already a deep expert in the region, this is a podcast you will find worthwhile. It delves deep into topics that most media sources would either not cover at all, or cover only superficially. It’s a good way to stay current on events in the region, from a perspective that goes much deeper into the details than typical media sources. It also covers a lot of topics that most media ignore, assuming (correctly in most cases) that general audiences wouldn’t care.
If you’ve a casual listener interested in learning more about international politics and security, I suspect you will find this podcast too dry, and too far into the details of issues you’ve barely heard of. You’ll definitely learn a lot if you’re willing to stick around, but it’ll take some determination. While the hosts do provide some context and background for their discussions, the delivery style is not one that tries to convince you to be interested in the subject matter. It assumes that if you weren’t interested already, you wouldn’t be listening.