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In this episode, Kishore Mahbubani speaks with Sarang Shidore of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, Washington DC, on the trajectory of US-China relations under the Biden Administration, from the perspective of Asia and ASEAN. This discussion covers the changing trajectory of the bilateral relations, how the Biden Administration has been different (if at all) from the Trump administration on China, the impact of the Ukraine conflict, as well as of Nancy Pelosi's ongoing visit to Taiwan, and how all of this affects ASEAN.
Kishore Mahbubani speaks to Professor Kanti Bajpai on India's relations with Pakistan and China, and how they can be improved, despite the seemingly intractable nature of their conflicts. The episode also touches on India's relations with the other great powers, Russia, the United States, its role in an increasingly multipolar world, and its stance in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
In this episode, Kishore Mahbubani interviews Marty Natalegawa, former foreign minister of Indonesia, and one of ASEAN's most well-known diplomats and scholars, on the importance of ASEAN centrality to Southeast Asia, and how ASEAN can play a constructive role in the time of growing US-China competition in the region.
In this special episode for the Asian Peace Talks, seasoned journalist and veteran interviewer, Jyoti Malhotra, based in New Delhi, India, speaks with Sarang Shidore (of the Quincy Institute and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs), on his essay for APP, "Safer Together: Why South and Southeast Asia Must Cooperate to Prevent a New Cold War in Asia". This conversation covers the growing US-China conflict, its impact on Asia, and what South and Southeast Asia can do about it. Please see link for Sarang's essay: 
A major factor that prevents the US from pursuing greater cooperation with China are the deep and entrenched impressions held by the US body politic, its scholars and policymakers, on China, the Chinese government and its people.  Kishore Mahbubani's interview with George Yeo, Singapore's former foreign minister and a keen student of US-China politics, unpacks these speculations and brings out the divergence between these speculations and the realities on the ground. 
Southeast Asia is perhaps among the world's most diverse regions. Nearly every major world religion is represented here. Even within countries, the ethnic and linguistic diversity is staggering. Does Southeast Asia have a common identity underlaying all of this diversity? What does a 'Southeast Asian' identity entail? For our 3rd episode of Asian Peace Talks, we have with us the famous public historian and academic, Professor Farish Noor. Please join Professor Noor's conversation with Kishore Mahbubani as they unpack the 'Southeast Asian' identity. 
China and Southeast Asia have been interacting with each other for nearly 2,000 years now. Theirs is a relationship characterised by extensive maritime trade, transmission of religious ideas, mutual respect, and occasional conflict. To understand what future might hold, and to place the present state of affairs in a larger context, it is imperative that we understand our past and how it has segued into our present. To help us do so, we have with us the pre-eminent historian of China and Southeast Asia, Professor Wang Gungwu. Please join Professor Gungwu's conversation with Kishore Mahbubani, as they deftly condense 2,000 years of China-Southeast Asia relations and analyse how this impacts the present. 
Our first guest is Ambassador Tommy Koh, eminent Singaporean Diplomat, academic and intellectual. Professor Kishore Mahbubani and Ambassador Tommy Koh speak on a range of issues, particularly related to the United States' (US) relations with China, Japan and Southeast Asia, and what the Biden Administration can do to recalibrate them. 
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If you want to understand Indo Pacific and US-China politics than it's must to listen to Kishore Mehbubani.

Jun 21st
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