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May 17, 2022

Asia
President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip, With Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder

Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies, and Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sit down wit…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden exits Air Force One before delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Portland Air National Guard Base on April 21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

November 3, 2020

Asia
Shifting Power in Asia, With Hervé Lemahieu

Hervé Lemahieu, director of the Asian Power and Diplomacy Program at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how political and economic influence is shifting among st…

Podcast The U.S. and Chinese flags at a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

October 27, 2016

China
Podcast: The Future of U.S. Statecraft in Asia

“The lion’s share of the history of the 21st century is going to play out in Asia,” states Kurt Campbell, the former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, on this week’s As…

Podcast Kurt Campbell: The Future of U.S. Statecraft in Asia

March 1, 2018

China
Podcast: Is China the Bully of Asia?

With over 5,000 years of history, modern China must be understood through the lens of its past. In his recent book, Bully of Asia: Why China's Dream is the New Threat to World Order, Steven Mosher ar…

Podcast Paramilitary policemen hold their fists in front of a flag of Communist Party of China as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the safety of the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), at a military base in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province November 5, 2012.

September 9, 2019

New Zealand
Episode 10: 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.

December 1, 2016

Japan
Podcast: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia

Harvard Professor Joseph Nye once said that “security is like oxygen: you do not tend to notice it until you begin to lose it.” Alliances also often function like oxygen, with the security and stabil…

Podcast The Origins the American Alliance System in Asia

February 28, 2018

Thailand
Podcast: The Race for Strategic Alliances in Southeast Asia

Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand occupies a crucial geopolitical space in the region and is a major gateway to ASEAN markets. For years, it has maintained a balancing act between the…

Podcast U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump greet Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha and his wife Naraporn Chan-o-Cha at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2017.

July 25, 2019

United States
The End of the INF Treaty, Turmoil in Northeast Asia, and More

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty nears its end, tensions escalate in Northeast Asia, and the Democratic Party holds its second presidential debate.

Podcast Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev sign the INF Treaty at the White House.

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

June 1, 2021

Belarus
The Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978, With Stephen Sestanovich

Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Belarus’s decision to force a commercial airliner to …

Podcast Ukrainian activists hold up posters depicting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a rally in Kyiv supporting the detained Belarusian journalist and blogger Roman Protasevich, May 28, 2021.