Tea Leaves Podcast

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April 8, 2019

Asia Power Trends with Siddharth Mohandas

In this special episode of Tea Leaves, Kurt and Rich sit down with Dr. Siddharth Mohandas, The Asia Group’s director of research, to discuss the firm’s groundbreaking Asia Power Trends report. The three talk about the changing role of the United States in Asia, the future of U.S.-China relations, the collapse of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, and the shifting economic and commercial developments within the region.

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March 25, 2019

Bill Burns Pt. 2

In this second episode in our two part series, Kurt and Rich continue their conversation with former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns. Together they discuss Burns’ new book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal, covering the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, the current state of American diplomacy, U.S.-China relations, and more.

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March 12, 2019

Bill Burns Pt. 1

In this first episode in a two part series, Kurt and Rich sit down with former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns to discuss the changing role of U.S. diplomacy, Burns’ newest book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal, and his impressive career in the U.S. Foreign Service.

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February 25, 2019

C. Raja Mohan

In this latest episode of Tea Leaves, Rich sits down with C. Raja Mohan in Singapore to discuss shifting dynamics between the United States and India and the changing geopolitical balance as China looms ever larger in the international scene. They also discuss India’s approach to dealing with the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, India’s defense relationship with Russia, and the impact that a backlash against globalization in the United States is having on its trade relationship with India.

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February 11, 2019

Mike McDevitt

In this episode, Kurt and Rich welcome U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Mike McDevitt (ret.) to the Tea Leaves studio to chat about his experiences serving in the U.S. Navy and his career focus on U.S. defense and security strategy in the Asia-Pacific. Together they discuss changes in the geostrategic landscape that have developed over the last several decades, focusing primarily on the growth of the Chinese navy and the escalation of tension between the United States and China in the South China Sea.

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