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.

Can renewables power ASEAN economies? – With Randy Giveans

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Can renewables power ASEAN economies? – With Randy Giveans

Business as usual between US and China under Biden – With Joshua Kurlantzick

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Business as usual between US and China under Biden – With Joshua Kurlantzick

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

Indonesia and China: a tale of a difficult relationship – With Dewi Fortuna Anwar

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Indonesia and China: a tale of a difficult relationship – With Dewi Fortuna Anwar

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

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