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September 9, 2019

New Zealand
New Zealand’s View of a Changing Asia

David Capie explains how New Zealand’s perception of China has changed and how it is adjusting to uncertainty over the United States’ vision for Asia.

Podcast New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and China's Premier Li Keqiang attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, April 1, 2019.

September 18, 2019

Japan
A Changing United States and Japan

The United States has become more inward-focused and nationalistic, but as Toshihiro Nakayama argues, Japan does not have a back-up plan to its alliance with the United States.

Podcast U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019.

September 19, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change Protests, Middle East Upheaval, and More

Climate change activists around the world are protesting during the Global Week of Action; tensions between Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United States continue to rise; and U.S. President Donald J. Tr…

Podcast Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at a European Parliament plenary session.

November 6, 2019

China
China Doesn’t Want Your Trash

For years, China processed more than half of the world’s plastic recycling. Then, in 2018, it stopped. Things have gotten messy since then.

Podcast Plastic waste along a shoreline.

October 29, 2019

Climate Change
The Coming Climate Disruption, With Alice C. Hill

Alice C. Hill, senior fellow for climate change policy at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss climate change and its impacts on national security, global health, and beyond. Hill recently…

Podcast Cottages on Grand Lake in New Brunswick, Canada.

December 2, 2017

Japan
Introduction to Part 2 of Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia

CFR Senior Fellow for Japan Studies Sheila A. Smith introduces episodes 5-8 of Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia.

Podcast People hold placards during a protest against Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security-related legislation outside the parliament building in Tokyo on July 16, 2015.

November 2, 2017

Japan
Introduction to Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia

CFR Senior Fellow for Japan Studies Sheila A. Smith introduces the first four episodes of this new podcast series focusing on Northeast Asian nationalisms, Japan, and the U.S.-Japan alliance.

Podcast Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks take part in an annual training session with Mount Fuji in the background at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, Japan August 24, 2017

September 16, 2019

United States
How to Read the United States

Toshihiro Nakayama evaluates today’s politics in the United States and argues that the fundamental shift that has taken place under President Donald Trump is not likely to end with his presidency.

Podcast U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren puts her arm around U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders after introducing him at a rally in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 31, 2017.

September 11, 2019

China
Nationalism and the Chinese State

Jessica Chen Weiss discusses the nature of activism in China and how the Chinese government is responding to these new challenges.

Podcast Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019.

November 4, 2016

Asia
Podcast: The Changing Face of Myanmar

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Richard Cockett, former Southeast Asia correspondent for the Economist and author of Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma, weaves a vivid narrative …

Podcast The Changing Face of Myanmar