Tea Leaves Podcast

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August 10, 2020

Larry La of Meiwah Restaurant

On this Tea Leaves episode, Kurt and Rich talk with Larry La, owner of Meiwah Restaurant, a DC favorite frequented by former presidents, diplomats, and global celebrities. Larry shares his experiences as a restauranteur amid the ongoing pandemic, his Vietnamese roots, and his inspiring story as an American immigrant moving to the country in the late 1970s. The full video of this conversation can be found on the news section of The Asia Group’s website: https://theasiagroup.com/in-the-news/.

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July 26, 2020

Ambassador Capricia Marshall

In this Tea Leaves episode, Kurt and Rich talk with Ambassador Capricia Marshall, former U.S. Chief of Protocol. The three discuss the significance of gift-giving at the highest levels of government, Capricia’s experiences in her roles supporting the Clinton administration and Obama administration, and her recently published book, “Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for You.” To watch the full episode of this conversation, please visit: https://theasiagroup.com/in-the-news/

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July 13, 2020

Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh

In this Tea Leaves episode, Rich and Nirav are joined by TAG Ambassador Pham Vinh in Hanoi for an assessment of U.S.-Vietnam ties after 25 years of diplomatic normalization. The three also discuss Ambassador Vinh’s personal experiences growing up in Vietnam and his time as Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States. To access the video of the conversation with Ambassador Vinh, please visit: https://theasiagroup.com/tea-leaves-podcast-ambassador-pham-quang-vinh/

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June 29, 2020

Chris Brose

In this Tea Leaves episode, Kurt and Rich talk with Chris Brose from Anduril Industries to talk about the future of U.S. military power in Asia and Chris’ new book, “The Kill Chain.” The three also discuss Chris’ time working as staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee and his personal experiences working with the late U.S. Senator John McCain. The video of this conversation can be accessed here: https://theasiagroup.com/in-the-news/

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June 18, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Kurt and Rich in this latest Tea Leaves episode to talk about the COVID-19 situation in the United States and prospects for a second wave. The three also discuss Dr. Fauci’s extensive research on HIV/AIDS and how it has helped him in his experiences addressing COVID-19. Dr. Fauci also shares some of his experiences with dealing with the pandemic on a personal level and offers guidance for individuals as we look to the months ahead. The full video of Kurt and Rich’s conversation with Dr. Fauci can be found at: https://theasiagroup.com/tea-leaves-podcast-dr-anthony-fauci/

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