Podcast hosts Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) and Katie Putz (@LadyPutz) discuss the drivers and consequences of China’s new security pact with Solomon Islands. The episode also covers the role of China is Australia’s upcoming federal elections.Click the play button to the right to listen. If you’re an iOS or Mac user, you can also subscribe to The Diplomat’s Asia Geopolitics podcast on iTunes here; if you use Windows or Android, you can subscribe on Google Play here, or on Spotify here. If you like the podcast and have suggestions for content, please leave a review and rating on iTunes and TuneIn. You can contact the host, Ankit Panda, here.