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October 13, 2020
Tea Leaves Podcast: Aparna Pande

In this Tea Leaves episode, Kurt and Rich sit down with Aparna Pande and discuss her new book, “Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power.” The three also discuss tensions in the India-China relationship, protectionist dynamics in local Indian politics and society, and assessing the future trajectory of the U.S.-India relationship with regards to defense, people-to-people ties, and diplomacy.

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October 13, 2020
Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Dr. Jason Furman as Senior Advisor

The Asia Group Press Release

The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Furman has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. As the former chief economic advisor to President Obama, Dr. Furman will provide clients with unparalleled depth and expertise into the key macroeconomic trends shaping Asia and international markets.

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September 25, 2020
Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Merry Lin as Principal

The Asia Group Press Release

The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Merry Lin has joined the firm as a Principal.

Merry brings more than a decade of public and private sector experience working on international economic and financial issues in both the United States and Asia. Merry advised and briefed senior officials at the highest level of government across three administrations, including most recently as Senior Advisor on the National Economic Council (NEC).

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September 16, 2020
Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Expansion of South Asia Team with the Addition of Senior Advisors Ashley J. Tellis & Anand Shah

The Asia Group Press Release

The Asia Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its team dedicated to providing cutting-edge business solutions and strategies to companies operating across South Asia.  

Mr. Ashley J. Tellis, the preeminent strategic expert on India and an architect of the landmark U.S.-India civil nuclear agreement, joins The Asia Group as a Senior Advisor. Likewise, Mr. Anand Shah, the President and Founder of Dhamiri Inc. and former executive at leading MNCs, joins The Asia Group as a Senior Advisor.  

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August 31, 2020
Tea Leaves Podcast: Ben Bland

In this Tea Leaves episode, Kurt and Rich are joined by Ben Bland, Director of the Southeast Asia program at the Lowy Institute. Ben, currently based in Sydney, shares important insights from his new book, “Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia,” which is the first English-language biography of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The three roll back the curtain on Indonesia – Southeast Asia’s largest economy – and discuss what’s currently at stake amid the COVID pandemic.

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Insights from the Region

Our elite team of in-country Senior Advisors share their take on the latest developments in the dynamic Indo-Pacific region.

In terms of Japan’s national security, how to face and engage China is the most important strategic problem for Tokyo. China has changed its course, and President Xi seems to be turning away from the West.


Nobukatsu Kanehara

December 23, 2020
TAG Senior Advisor; Former Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary, Government of Japan
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