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December 21, 2012

Social Issues
The World Next Year: 2013

A preview of world events in the coming year from CFR.org.

Podcast

April 21, 2016

Economics
Geoeconomics and Statecraft: A Conversation with Jennifer M. Harris

What is “geoeconomics” and how did it fall out of favor among U.S. officials and policymakers? How do countries like China and India use geoeconomic tools to pursue foreign policy interests? How coul…

Podcast War by Other Means book cover

December 16, 2016

United States
Why Trump’s Foreign Policy Appointments Matter: A (Second) Conversation with Elizabeth Saunders

I was lucky enough to again be joined by the brilliant Elizabeth Saunders, assistant professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University, and currently a Stan…

Podcast trump

December 8, 2016

China
Podcast: Xi Jinping’s Team of Rivals

“Sometimes if you want to purge a leader, start with his mishu [secretary].” Cheng Li, director of the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center, is one of the last true practitioners of …

Podcast xi-jinping-li-keqiang-team-of-rivals

February 4, 2016

China
Podcast: The China-Pakistan Axis

Books on China’s relations with Pakistan are not usually at the top of my reading list, but I decided that it was time to delve into the topic when I encountered Andrew Small’s new book, The China-Pa…

Podcast The China-Pakistan Axis

May 30, 2017

China
Podcast: Hollywood Made in China

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Aynne Kokas, assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia and author of the penetrating Hollywood Made in China, explores what happens when …

Podcast Hollywood-Made-in-China

December 3, 2017

Japan
Episode 5: The Myth of Japan’s Rightward Turn

Professor Jennifer Lind analyzes the often overlooked distinction between nationalism and militarism and explains the misperceptions surrounding Japan’s security policies.  

Podcast Protesters gather at a rally against Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bill and his administration in front of the parliament building in Tokyo on September 14, 2015.

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.

April 30, 2018

China
Podcast: A New Era Dawns in Xi Jinping’s China

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s era of opening up and reform has drawn to an end, and a new era—one marked by the consolidation of power under Xi himself—has dawned. In his new book, End of an Er…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018.

September 29, 2016

China
Podcast: India and China’s Brave New World

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Anja Manuel, cofounder and partner at RiceHadleyGates and author of This Brave New World: India, China and the United States, offers her prescription for how the …

Podcast India and China's Brave New World