Tea Leaves Podcast

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April 22, 2021

Introducing Tea Leaves 2.0: A Conversation with Rexon Ryu and Shery Ahn

Tea Leaves welcomes our listeners back with two new co-hosts: Rexon Ryu, Managing Partner at The Asia Group, and Shery Ahn, an anchor at Bloomberg Television’s “Daybreak Asia” and “Daybreak Australia.” In this latest iteration of the Tea Leaves Podcast, Rexon and Shery share their personal stories and discuss how their Asian heritage influenced their perspectives and chosen careers in government, journalism, and the private sector. The two also dive into the emerging influence of China throughout the pandemic and how recent events, such as the global semiconductor shortage and China’s post-pandemic economic recovery, are shining the spotlight on key markets and sectors across the Indo-Pacific.

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February 23, 2021

Bill Burns Pt. 2 (Archived)

What does U.S. President Joe Biden’s pick for CIA Director think about the rise of China? Later this week, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will review President Biden’s choice for CIA Director Bill Burns. In these two archived Tea Leaves episodes from March 2019, listen firsthand from Ambassador Burns about his views about the state of U.S. diplomacy, the U.S.-China relationship, the Iran nuclear deal, and more.

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February 23, 2021

Bill Burns Pt. 1 (Archived)

What does U.S. President Joe Biden’s pick for CIA Director think about the rise of China? Later this week, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will review President Biden’s choice for CIA Director Bill Burns. In these two archived Tea Leaves episodes from March 2019, listen firsthand from Ambassador Burns about his views about the state of U.S. diplomacy, the U.S.-China relationship, the Iran nuclear deal, and more.

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December 18, 2020

Vasuki Shastry

For all the promise and potential that Asia has to offer for the world, what challenges does the region face? In this latest Tea Leaves discussion, Kurt and Rich sit down with Vasuki Shastry to take a more counterintuitive approach to Asia’s future and examine the region through a more critical lens, touching on social fault lines and wealth disparities that exist in the region today. Using Shastry’s new book – “Has Asia Lost It?” – as a starting point, the three discuss how both developed and developing Asia will be positioned following the coronavirus pandemic. To view the full video of this conversation, please visit https://theasiagroup.com/in-the-news/.

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November 30, 2020

General Dave Goldfein

In this Tea Leaves episode, Kurt is joined by TAG Partner Rexon Ryu to welcome on General Dave Goldfein, recently-retired Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. General Goldfein shares his experiences guiding the 650,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian personnel that make up the U.S. Air Force through the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The three also discuss the future of the Air Force in Asia, how the Air Force approaches technological innovation, the importance of nuclear deterrence, and concepts of teamwork and leadership in the military. To watch the video of this conversation, please visit: https://theasiagroup.com/in-the-news/

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