A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.
Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia
How does North Korea keep fueling its military and other needs?
China’s Maritime Militia at Whitsun Reef: Trouble in the South China Sea
China’s maritime militia is once again at the center of a crisis in the South China Sea. What now?
The ‘Quad’ Summit: Delivering Value in the Indo-Pacific
The meeting of the leaders of the four countries marks an important milestone in the development of the ‘Quad’ as a regional mechanism.
The US-ROK Alliance in 2021: Back on Track?
With a cost-sharing deal finally agreed, what lies ahead for the U.S.-South Korea alliance?
The Disengagement at Pangong Lake: What Happens Now Between India and China?
The two sides initiated a disengagement along the banks of Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh. What happens next?
Myanmar After the 2021 Coup: Internal Security and Geopolitical Consequences
How will the February 1, 2021, coup in Myanmar affect the country’s internal security and foreign relations?
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.
Great, current and contextual Asian geopolitical analysis, but needs better audio!
I love this podcast! I consider their analysis on par with CSIS China Power and Sinica. The only reason I can’t give it 5 stars is the audio quality is below par! In volume and fidelity I sometimes struggle to hear what the host or guest is saying. Please improve it!
Biased, Stereotypical Views
This podcast has the right topics, but strengthens the established stereotypes, so it does sound music to people’s ears. However, far too many comments and opinions are biased and/or detached from facts. If it is just a show of echo chamber to reinforce existing stereotypical views on many parts of Asia or serve as a propaganda purpose, fine. Just stop self-promoting as the best political podcast on Asia. You are not.