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.

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

Pompeo’s stances on South China Sea will send shockwaves in Southeast Asia – With Carlyle Thayer

What will be the consequences of Pompeo's statement on South China Sea?Professor Carlyle Thayer, a good friend of mine, has clear ideas on the issue. Have a listen!

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Pompeo’s stances on South China Sea will send shockwaves in Southeast Asia – With Carlyle Thayer

The stakes are high in the Indo-Chinese clash, but diplomacy will win – With Akshobh Giridharadas

Twenty Indian soldiers died in the heights of the Himalayas in the clashes with PLA troops. The skirmish is getting serious but, according to Akshobh Giridharadas, the risk of a further escalation is unlikely.

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The stakes are high in the Indo-Chinese clash, but diplomacy will win – With Akshobh Giridharadas

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