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November 5, 2009

Germany
Momentous Day Twenty Years Ago in Berlin

CFR's Bernard Gwertzman and Serge Schmemann of the International Herald Tribune discuss their role in reporting the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago and the enduring significance of that day…

Podcast

September 22, 2016

Myanmar
Podcast: Myanmar’s “Democratic” Reform

Earlier this week, as the latest stop on an historic visit to the United States, Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi made her first official appearance before the United Nations General Assembl…

Podcast Myanmar's "Democratic" Reform

June 7, 2017

China
Podcast: A New Deal for China’s Workers?

After three labor activists in China were detained last week following their investigation into conditions at a factory that manufactures Ivanka Trump-branded shoes, Chinese labor disputes have once …

Podcast Chinese workers protest in Shanghai

October 5, 2016

China
Podcast: Young Lives in New China

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Alec Ash, author of Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China, gives of glimpse of today’s China through the varied stories of its young adults. Ash beautifully pro…

Podcast Young Lives in New China

December 8, 2015

China
Podcast: China’s Coming “Refolution”

In this podcast, I interview Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 professor of government and George R. Roberts fellow and director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Cl…

Podcast Tianjin protest

June 28, 2017

Japan
Podcast: Japan’s Security Renaissance

After seventy years of low-profile defense activities, Japan is poised to reinvent its national security posture. As Andrew Oros, professor of political science at Washington College and author of Ja…

Podcast Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force

December 4, 2017

Japan
Episode 6: Japan's Diverse Nationalists

Professor Nathaniel Smith explains who makes up the “new right” movement and how it differs ideologically from more established right-wing groups in Japan.

Podcast Members of the nationalist movement "Ganbare Nippon" march with Japanese national flags while paying tribute to the war dead near Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2013.

October 31, 2017

South Korea
Podcast: A Shrimp and Two Whales

In a half century, South Korea has transformed itself from an impoverished, war torn country into a thriving, soft power giant known for its cars, cell phones, and cosmetics. The New Koreans: The Sto…

Podcast An employee walks past a logo of Samsung C&T Corp at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, July 16, 2015.

January 29, 2016

China
Podcast: China’s Coming War with Asia

Jonathan Holslag, professor of international politics at the Free University of Brussels, in his terrific new book China’s Coming War with Asia puts forth the provocative thesis that war between Chin…

Podcast Chinese army actors

March 4, 2016

China
Podcast: China’s Millennials: Ambitious, Bold, and Dissatisfied

This week I interview Eric Fish, content producer at the Asia Society, whose wonderful new book, China’s Millennials: The Want Generation, gives us a fascinating insider’s look at China’s youth today…

Podcast China millennials rock concert