To The Quad! The Origins of “Indo-Pacific”

ChinaTalk | 13 March 2021 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rory Medcalf about his book Indo-Pacific Empire: China, America and the Contest for the World’s Pivotal Region. Discusses 15th-century Korean maps, the promise of the 1947 Asian Relations Conference, Australia and India’s shifting conceptions of their place in the region, the origins of the Quad (US, Japan, Australia-India Quadrilateral Security Dialogue), and China-Australia relations.

Adam Tooze and Matt Klein on Trade Wars are Class Wars

ChinaTalk | 11 March 2021 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Adam Tooze and Matt Klein discuss Klein’s book Trade Wars Are Class Wars. Discusses Ricardo’s comparative advantage in a globalized age, why Stalin’s embrace of “socialism in one country” was a response to the hegemonic power of British (and American) capital, whether a Bolshevik Revolution is the best way to solve global inequality, how intra-elite conflict drives sovereignty-limiting engagement in international organizations, vaccines, Europe’s carbon markets, Keynes’ “bancor”, the Strategic Shiraz Reserve, and more.

Dan Yergin on The New Map

Inside the ICE House | 8 October 2020 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Danel Yergin about his book The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations. Discusses the effects on geopolitics of the changing forces in the world of energy: climate change, the pandemic, and especially, the shale revolution, which has transformed the American economy by ending the era of energy shortage.

Zach Vertin – A Rope from the Sky

Press Conference USA | 1 March 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zach Vertin about his book A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World’s Newest State. Discusses the forces driving the creation of South Sudan and its subsequent collapse into civil war – drawing lessons for US foreign policy.

Cross-Examining History – Barry Gewen

Cross-Examining History | 23 June 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Barry Gewen about his book The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World. Backgrounds the influences on Kissinger’s development and evaluates his framing of geopolitics in terms of power and national interest rather than ethics.

Snakes and Dragons. Modern Conflict’s Dangerous Evolution

RNZ: Nine To Noon | 13 May 2020 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Kilcullen about his book The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West. Argues that state threats, (like Russia and China) and non-state threats (like terrorist organisations) now overlap and intersect. And they’ve learnt from each other, enabling them to outmanoeuvre conventional military tactics, with new methods like political manipulation and cyber militias.

The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe

Europe – Audio | 8 January 2020 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discussion with Thane Gustafson about his book The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe. Backgrounds the gas revolution in Europe and the outlook for Russia’s relationship with Europe given future decarbonisation, liquified natural gas, and a gas pipeline to China,

Peter Zeihan – Dis-United Nations

Invest Like the Best | 10 March 2020 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Zeihan about his book the Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World. Uses a geographical lens to understand the world. Discusses two ways of ruling the world, the coming American disinterest in global affairs, and which countries are poised to do well in the future. Explores military and non-military technologies, political changes, and up and coming alliances like that between the United States and Mexico.