From Europe, with a true fascination for Southeast Asia and India

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The Podcast

Mirko Giordani interviews top policymakers, journalists, academics, businessmen and analysts from SEA and India with one goal: get a deeper understanding of the nations that will shape the future of global economics and politics.

Japan might be the “Third Way” that ASEAN is searching between US and China – With Alessio Patalano

Japan has established itself to be a leading force in Southeast Asia. Although it is not "showing muscles" like China or the US, Japan is fundamental for the region's capacity building and its economic development. Japan offers a less confrontational approach and it represents...

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Japan might be the “Third Way” that ASEAN is searching between US and China – With Alessio Patalano

ASEAN is at the center of the RCEP architecture – With Carlyle Thayer

ASEAN is at the center of the geopolitical feud between the US and China. Little will change under Biden Administration, but in the meanwhile, it has joined the largest trade agreement in the world, the RCEP. How will this influence ASEAN's relationship with China?...

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ASEAN is at the center of the RCEP architecture – With Carlyle Thayer

A Nato-style alliance in Southeast Asia: no way it can happen – With Douglas Paal

Maybe Mark Esper didn't say precisely that ASEAN need to evolve into a Nato-style alliance, but that was the sense practically. However Douglas Paal, a great friend of this podcast, said that only ignorant American policy makers and analysts can believe in such an...

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A Nato-style alliance in Southeast Asia: no way it can happen – With Douglas Paal

In Southeast Asia the Belt & Road is not going pretty well – With Claire Chu

This podcast has risen in popularity when we started to discuss whether or not the Belt & Road projects in SEA were facing a political and social backlashes. We have explored the possibilities that provider of more compliant investments, such as the US, Europe...

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In Southeast Asia the Belt & Road is not going pretty well – With Claire Chu

Southeast Asian countries may have to choose between China and the US – With Grant Newsham

Maybe in the past, Southeast Asian countries may have remained neutral between the US and China, but nowadays, according to Grant Newsham, the strategic neutrality may not be enough. In the near future, ASEAN countries must decide where to stand, and must think quick...

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Southeast Asian countries may have to choose between China and the US – With Grant Newsham

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