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.

SEA’s reliance on China’s supply chains has finished with COVID-19 – With Shanti Shamdasani

COVID-19 has just woken up Southeast Asian countries: over reliance on China is not possible anymore.

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SEA’s reliance on China’s supply chains has finished with COVID-19 – With Shanti Shamdasani

India before COVID-19: Trump’s visit, clash with EU and the budget law – With Akshobh Giridharadas

Akshobh Giridharadas is a friend of mine, and he is the best source possible about what is happening in India. We have recorded this episode before the COVID-19 global outbreak, but he has done a fantastic overview of pre-corona India's issues: Trump meeting with...

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India before COVID-19: Trump’s visit, clash with EU and the budget law – With Akshobh Giridharadas

Is Malaysia a declining country? – With Emmanuel Daniel

Malaysia, without considering the damages of the COVID-19, is coming out of a political turmoil. Mahathir Mohamad has been the long-living kingmaker of Malaysian politics and, after his resignation, Mr Muhyiddin Yassin took his place. However, as I have discussed with Emmanuel, I observe...

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Is Malaysia a declining country? – With Emmanuel Daniel

Endemic corruption is destroying India’s growth perspectives – With Aakash Brahmachari

Aakash Brahmachari is an Associate Director at G3, a business intelligence outfit in London. Aakash, as an Indian living in the UK, has the opportunity to look at the Indian affairs with a detached sight. I have asked Aakash about a comparison between India...

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Endemic corruption is destroying India’s growth perspectives – With Aakash Brahmachari

Thai people are worried about the Chinese dam on Mekong river – With Narut Charoensri

Mekong river is a fundamental water artery in Indochina, but the Chinese dam may reduce the flow of the Mekong, hurting the economies of countries like Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Narut is a Lecturer at the School of International Affairs, Chiang Mai University, and...

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Thai people are worried about the Chinese dam on Mekong river – With Narut Charoensri

India has the capacity to guarantee freedom of navigation in Southeast Asia – With Vansh Saluja

Vansh Saluja is the co-founder of the Confederation of Young Leaders. He is actively promoting cultural and political exchanges between young Indian activists, policymakers and businessmen with their Chinese counterparts. He is creating bridges between two nations that just two generations ago were on...

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India has the capacity to guarantee freedom of navigation in Southeast Asia – With Vansh Saluja

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