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Asia Geopolitics

A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.

Making Sense of the 2020 US South China Sea Policy Update
July 15, 2020

Making Sense of the 2020 US South China Sea Policy Update

By Ankit Panda
Greg Poling joins the podcast to discuss revisions to U.S. South China Sea policy.

The Origins and Drivers of Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update
July 11, 2020

The Origins and Drivers of Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update

By Ankit Panda
Australia reacts to a shifting regional environment.
Making Sense of Japan’s Decision to Scrap Aegis Ashore Missile Defense
June 26, 2020

Making Sense of Japan’s Decision to Scrap Aegis Ashore Missile Defense

By Ankit Panda
James Schoff joins the podcast to discuss Tokyo’s options on missile defense.

The Origins of 2020’s Inter-Korean Tensions
June 16, 2020

The Origins of 2020’s Inter-Korean Tensions

By Ankit Panda
How did the two Koreas go from summitry and diplomacy in 2018 to high tensions in 2020?

Afghanistan Update: Is the February 2020 US-Taliban Deal Making Headway?
June 13, 2020

Afghanistan Update: Is the February 2020 US-Taliban Deal Making Headway?

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat's Catherine Putz explains the state of the February 2020 U.S.-Taliban agreement.

Fingers, Boots, and Lines: Understanding the 2020 India-China Border Tensions
June 05, 2020

Fingers, Boots, and Lines: Understanding the 2020 India-China Border Tensions

By Ankit Panda
What’s driving the latest bout of India-China tensions?

Will China’s Upcoming National Security Law Mark the End of an Autonomous Hong Kong?
May 29, 2020

Will China’s Upcoming National Security Law Mark the End of an Autonomous Hong Kong?

By Ankit Panda
How will the eventual imposition of a new national security law affect Hong Kong’s place in the world?
Assessing the Indian Government’s Response to COVID-19
May 22, 2020

Assessing the Indian Government’s Response to COVID-19

By Ankit Panda
Will the Indian government be able to stave off the worst economic consequences of the pandemic?

Friends and Enemies: Making Sense of the CCP’s Overseas Political Interference
May 13, 2020

Friends and Enemies: Making Sense of the CCP’s Overseas Political Interference

By Ankit Panda
What are the ways in which the Chinese Communist Party seeks to protect its interests outside China’s borders?

Making Sense of Vietnam’s Suspected COVID–19 Cyber Espionage on China
May 08, 2020

Making Sense of Vietnam’s Suspected COVID–19 Cyber Espionage on China

By Ankit Panda
How did Vietnamese state-backed hackers seek COVID–19 intelligence from Chinese authorities?

Nuclear Risk Reduction: Pathways in the Asia-Pacific
April 23, 2020

Nuclear Risk Reduction: Pathways in the Asia-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
Where are nuclear weapons risks most acute in the Asia-Pacific today?
17+1 and Beyond: Understanding China’s Growing Footprint in Central and Eastern Europe
April 21, 2020

17+1 and Beyond: Understanding China’s Growing Footprint in Central and Eastern Europe

By Ankit Panda
What draws China to Central and Eastern Europe?

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