FES Asia Podcast Series

Welcome to the new FES Asia podcast: Disrupted Asia - Between Crisis, Rise and Resilience!

Listen to Asia's and Europe’s leading experts tackle some of the most pressing questions, including the changing geopolitical environment, digitalization in the Asian and global cyber space, the future of work, and social justice.

Find out about existing and emerging economic, political, and strategic trends throughout the Asia-Pacific region in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the world thereafter.

Check out the latest episodes in our library below or follow us on your favourite streaming platform.


01 - The Asian Century

Are we living in an "Asian century"? In this inaugural episode, we unpack its meaning, prospects and implications with the international bestselling author Dr Parag Khanna. He is a leading global strategy advisor and author of the recently published book The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century, as well as founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm.

02 - A new Indo-Pacific and India's changing foreign policy

In this episode, we will explore India’s changing foreign and security policy in its neighborhood, its complex relations with China, the role of the European Union and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic together with Dr Tanvi Madan. She is the Director of the India Project and a senior fellow in the project on International Order and Strategy in the foreign policy program at the Brookings Institution.

03 - A new Asia-Pacific and China's changing Belt and Road Initiative

We are looking into China’s changing Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its complex relations with its neighbours as well as the EU. Listen to Yun Sun, Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, and Richard Ghiasy, Senior Fellow at the Leiden Asia Centre, unpack China’s role in the new Asia-Pacific.

The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily those of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.



Mirco Günther


Coordinator & moderator:

Kai Dittmann


Researcher & script writer:

Aryaman Bhatnagar

Presenter: Kelly Jones

Communications & design:

Isabelle Mischke, Coco Quimpo


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