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Asian Peace Talks

English, News, 1 season, 10 episodes, 7 hours, 19 minutes
The 'Asian Peace Talks' is a podcast series brought to you by the Asian Peace Programme (APP), a programme dedicated to putting forth ideas for peace and conflict amelioration in Asia. Hosted by eminent Singaporean intellectual, Kishore Mahbubani, the 'Asian Peace Talks' features interviews with prominent academics, policy practitioners and newsmakers. We will be discussing various regions and causes of conflict across Asia and try to come up with small steps to promote peace and reduce conflict.The APP is housed in the Asia Research Institute (ARI), the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.
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Episode 8: The China-India Economic Relationship: Prospects for Cooperation

In this episode, Kishore Mahbubani speaks with Girija Pande, Chairman of Apex Avalon Consulting Singapore and former President of Tata Consultancy Services Asia-Pacific. The topic for this episode is the economic relationship between China, currently the world's second largest economy, and India, currently the world's fifth largest economy. What are the contours of this economic relationship? And how, in spite of the many geopolitical challenges, can this relationship be further strengthened? These are the broad questions that will be discussed on the podcast today.
5/8/202341 minutes, 46 seconds
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What can India do to ensure a more equitable G20?

In this special episode for the Asian Peace Talks, seasoned journalist and veteran interviewer, Jyoti Malhotra, based in New Delhi, India, speaks with Sanjaya Baru, a Distinguished Fellow at the United Service Institution of India, on his essay for APP, "India can still be a bridge to the Global South". This conversation covers the role of India in ensuring a more equitable G20, even as the immediate needs of the Global South continues to diverge from the Global North. For Dr Baru's APP essay, see:
4/14/202332 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 6: India's relations with Pakistan and China in a multipolar world

Kishore Mahbubani speaks to Professor Kanti Bajpai on India's relations with Pakistan and China, and how they can be improved, despite the seemingly intractable nature of their conflicts. The episode also touches on India's relations with the other great powers, Russia, the United States, its role in an increasingly multipolar world, and its stance in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
3/18/202256 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 5: How ASEAN can create peace in Asia

In this episode, Kishore Mahbubani interviews Marty Natalegawa, former foreign minister of Indonesia, and one of ASEAN's most well-known diplomats and scholars, on the importance of ASEAN centrality to Southeast Asia, and how ASEAN can play a constructive role in the time of growing US-China competition in the region.
11/27/202140 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 3: Southeast Asia's quest for a common identity

Southeast Asia is perhaps among the world's most diverse regions. Nearly every major world religion is represented here. Even within countries, the ethnic and linguistic diversity is staggering. Does Southeast Asia have a common identity underlaying all of this diversity? What does a 'Southeast Asian' identity entail? For our 3rd episode of Asian Peace Talks, we have with us the famous public historian and academic, Professor Farish Noor. Please join Professor Noor's conversation with Kishore Mahbubani as they unpack the 'Southeast Asian' identity. 
4/27/202148 minutes
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Episode 2: China-Southeast Asia relations: A history of cooperation

China and Southeast Asia have been interacting with each other for nearly 2,000 years now. Theirs is a relationship characterised by extensive maritime trade, transmission of religious ideas, mutual respect, and occasional conflict. To understand what future might hold, and to place the present state of affairs in a larger context, it is imperative that we understand our past and how it has segued into our present. To help us do so, we have with us the pre-eminent historian of China and Southeast Asia, Professor Wang Gungwu. Please join Professor Gungwu's conversation with Kishore Mahbubani, as they deftly condense 2,000 years of China-Southeast Asia relations and analyse how this impacts the present. 
4/16/202148 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 1: How the Biden Administration can take a fresh approach to Asia

Our first guest is Ambassador Tommy Koh, eminent Singaporean Diplomat, academic and intellectual. Professor Kishore Mahbubani and Ambassador Tommy Koh speak on a range of issues, particularly related to the United States' (US) relations with China, Japan and Southeast Asia, and what the Biden Administration can do to recalibrate them. 
3/30/202141 minutes, 31 seconds