© 2022 The Asia Group

Episode Description

In this episode, Kurt and Rich meet with veteran journalist and author David Ignatius to discuss U.S. influence in the world, the role of journalism in the age of information, and how to pen spy novels. David’s long engagement with global affairs – one that started in childhood while witnessing his father grapple with the Vietnam War, and later burgeoned during his time as chief diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Post – lends him insights on how the United States has exercised power abroad and what challenges await China in its eager pursuit of international status. Bringing his long experiences to the mic today, David explains to the Tea Leaves hosts why he believes we need to think more rigorously about the country’s social, technological, and military vulnerabilities.

Back to Main