Has China won? A conversation with Singapore’s Kishore Mahbubani
In the first part of this two-part conversation, Kishore Mahbubani, a former UN ambassador of Singapore, returns to Sinica to chat with Kaiser about his latest book, Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy. It’s a bracing read, unsparing in its criticisms of Chinese and American strategic blunders, and its tough-love approach is sure to rankle. Part 2 will run next week.
12:46 : Contrasting the geopolitical challenges posed by China and Russia
23:03 : The core pillars of American strength
31:23 : A financial “nuclear option” for China
45:12 : The fusion of civilizations
Recommendations to follow in next week’s episode.
This podcast was edited and produced by Kaiser Kuo and Jason MacRonald.