Southeast Asia Radio

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Greg Poling, Elina Noor, and Karen Lee highlight the most important news from Southeast Asia and dive into candid conversations with leading voices on the region and U.S. foreign policy. We’ll cover everything you want to know about Southeast Asia. Geopolitics in the region? Recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic? Democracy and human rights? Nothing is off limits! So join us for “Southeast Asia Radio” every other Thursday, wherever you get your podcasts.

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Report Launch: Clean Energy and Decarbonization in Southeast Asia
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Elina grills Danielle, Karen, and Greg from the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS on their new report on decarbonization in the region. They discuss key takeaways from the report, possibility for U.S.-China cooperation in the sector, domestic electric vehicle industries, and more. Karen is joined by Mai Takahata, intern for the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region.
Jun 01, 2023
Welcome to Pacific Airwaves! – Secretary Blinken goes to Papua New Guinea
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In the inaugural episode of Pacific Airwaves, Karen and Jared discuss President Biden’s cancelled trip to Papua New Guinea, the renewal of Compacts of Free Association agreements with Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia, and new U.S. Embassies in the Pacific Islands. 
May 25, 2023
Understanding the Thai Elections with Ken Mathis Lohatepanont
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Greg and Elina talk with Ken Mathis Lohatepanont, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan and a writer for the Thai Enquirer. They discuss the results of Thailand’s general elections and what the Move Forward Party’s historic win means for the country’s political future. Karen is joined by Alden Hartopo, former intern with the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region.   
May 18, 2023
Southeast Asia Radio One-Year Anniversary Special: Listener Q&A
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Greg and Elina celebrate Southeast Asia Radio’s one-year anniversary with Andreyka Natalegawa, Danielle Fallin, and Karen Lee of the Southeast Asia Program team. They answer questions from listeners on the region’s 21st century challenges, security partnerships, advice for young professionals interested in Southeast Asia, and more. Karen is joined by Simon Tran Hudes, former research associate with the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region.
May 04, 2023
The Reinvigoration of the U.S.-Philippines Alliance with Charmaine Willoughby
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Greg and Elina sit down with Charmaine Willoughby, Associate Professor at the Department of International Studies at De La Salle University in the Philippines. They discuss the latest flurry of developments in the U.S.-Philippines Alliance, including the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, Balikatan joint military exercises, and new EDCA sites. Karen is joined by Margaret Lin, intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region.
Apr 20, 2023
AUKUS and Australia’s Evolving Role in the Indo-Pacific with Charles Edel 
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Greg and Elina unpack the AUKUS trilateral security pact with CSIS Australia Chair Charles Edel. They discuss what the agreement entails, why it matters for Australia, and how regional partners in Southeast Asia are responding. Karen is joined by Diego Lingad, former intern with the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region. 
Apr 06, 2023
Breaking Down the Asia Power Index with Susannah Patton
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Greg and Elina talk with Susannah Patton, Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, an international policy think tank in Australia. They discuss key findings and unexpected results from the Asia Power Index, the Institute’s annual assessment that maps the changing distribution of power in the region. Karen is joined by Estey Chen, former intern with the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region.
Mar 23, 2023
Southeast Asia’s 2023 Economic Outlook with Juita Mohamad
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Greg and Elina talk with Juita Mohamad, Director of the Economics and Business Unit at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) in Kuala Lumpur. They discuss Southeast Asia’s economic outlook, including the region’s prospects for post-pandemic recovery, opportunities from IPEF and RCEP, and the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Karen is joined by Dylan Kean, a former researcher with the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region.
Mar 09, 2023
The BURMA Act and U.S. Policy Toward Myanmar with Michael Martin
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Greg and Elina sit down with Michael Martin, adjunct fellow with the Southeast Asia Program and former specialist for Asian affairs at the Congressional Research Service. They discuss the provisions in the recently passed BURMA Act and what they mean for Myanmar’s military junta and resistance forces. Karen is joined by Monica Sato, a new research associate with CSIS’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, to cover the latest from the region.
Feb 23, 2023
Managing Partnerships in Southeast Asia with Blake Herzinger
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Greg and Elina talk with Blake Herzinger, a nonresident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. They discuss Blake’s recent article in Foreign Policy, and how the US can more effectively engage with partners in the Indo-Pacific. Karen is joined by Steven Vo, research intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region.  
Feb 09, 2023
Vietnam’s Political Shakeup with Nguyen Phuong Linh
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Greg sits down with Nguyen Phuong Linh, a Vietnam analyst and a former journalist in Hanoi for the Financial Times and Reuters. They discuss the timing behind Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s unprecedented resignation and internal dynamics within the Vietnamese Communist Party. Karen is joined by Arin Chinnasathian, former intern with the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region.   
Jan 26, 2023
Malaysia’s New Government with Tricia Yeoh
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Greg and Elina chat with Tricia Yeoh, CEO of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) in Kuala Lumpur, about the formation and priorities of Malaysia’s new government. Karen is joined by Margaux Garcia, former intern with the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS and analyst at C4ADS, to cover the latest from the region.   
Jan 12, 2023
Southeast Asia Radio Holiday Special: A Recap of the Region in 2022 and Looking Ahead to 2023
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For Southeast Asia Radio’s special holiday episode, Greg and Elina answer questions from Andreyka Natalegawa, Danielle Fallin, and Karen Lee from the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS. They cover everything from Southeast Asia’s evolving relationship with the United States and China, upcoming elections in 2023, and Greg and Elina’s favorite holiday traditions. Karen is joined by Harrison Prétat, associate director and associate fellow with the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region. 
Dec 21, 2022
The Resistance Movement in Myanmar with Ye Myo Hein
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Greg and Elina sit down with Ye Myo Hein, a visiting scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace. They discuss the ongoing resistance movement against the military junta in Myanmar. Karen is joined by Adrien Chorn, former intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region. 
Dec 08, 2022
Outcomes of the COP27, G20, ASEAN, and APEC Summits for Southeast Asia with Stephanie Segal
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Greg and Elina talk with Stephanie Segal, a senior fellow at the CSIS Economics Program. They discuss the outcomes from the COP27, G20, ASEAN, and APEC Summits and implications for Southeast Asia. Karen is joined by Ray Joseph, intern for the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS, to cover the latest from the region.
Nov 22, 2022
The Implications of the NSS, NDS, and US Midterms for Southeast Asia with Christopher Johnstone
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Greg chats with Christopher Johnstone, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair at CSIS, about the implications of the National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy, and US midterms for Southeast Asia. Karen is joined by David Dennis, an Associate with The Asia Group and a former intern for CSIS’ Southeast Asia Program, to cover the latest developments from the region. 
Nov 10, 2022
The Private Sector Perspective on IPEF and APEC with Ambassador Ted Osius
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Greg and Elina talk with Ted Osius, the former United States Ambassador to Vietnam and the President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. They discuss the private sector's perspective on the Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and the key issues for the upcoming APEC Leaders’ Summit in November. Karen is joined by Mike Tiernan, research intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest developments in the region.
Oct 27, 2022
Beijing’s Global Media Influence in Southeast Asia with BC Han
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Greg and Elina talk with BC Han, a former researcher at Freedom House. They discuss Freedom House’s recent publication on Beijing’s Global Media Influence and the report's findings in Southeast Asia. Karen is joined by Ike Barrash, research intern for the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS, to cover the latest developments in the region.
Oct 13, 2022
Data Governance in Southeast Asia with Elina Noor
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Greg talks with co-host Elina Noor on her latest report, “Raising Standards: Data and Artificial Intelligence in Southeast Asia.” Andreyka is joined by Karen Lee, the new Research Associate here at CSIS’s Southeast Asia Program, to cover the latest developments from the region.
Sep 29, 2022
Party Politics in Malaysia with Sophie Lemière
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Elina talks with Sophie Lemière, a political anthropologist and an adjunct fellow with the CSIS Southeast Asia Program, on recent political developments in Malaysia. Andreyka is joined by Camille Bismonte, an associate with the East Asia & Pacific practice at Albright Stonebridge Group and former intern for the CSIS Southeast Asia Program, to cover the latest news from the region.
Sep 15, 2022
Australian Priorities in Southeast Asia with Huong Le Thu
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Greg talks with Huong Le Thu, adjunct fellow for the Southeast Asia Program and principal policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. They discuss the priorities that Washington and Canberra should pursue in Southeast Asia. Andreyka is joined by Danielle Fallin, program coordinator and research assistant for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the latest news from the region.
Sep 01, 2022
Checking in on the Marcos Administration with Chester Cabalza
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Greg and Elina talk with Chester Cabalza, president and founder of the International Development and Security Cooperation. They discuss how the Marcos administration in the Philippines is going and check in on the state of the U.S.-Philippines alliance. Simon is joined by Jared Tupuola, program manager and research associate with the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS, to cover legal developments in Myanmar, the latest on Najib’s 1MDB trial, and high-speed rail in Vietnam!
Aug 18, 2022
Thai Political Updates with Pongkwan "PK" Sawasdipakdi
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Greg talks with Pongkwan “PK” Sawasdipakdi, a lecturer at Thammasat University in Thailand. They discuss the recent Bangkok gubernatorial election and what that may portend for the general election next year. Simon is joined by Japhet Quitzon, program coordinator and research assistant for the CSIS Scholl Chair in International Business and former intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS to cover new diplomatic activity in the region, executions in Myanmar, and the Great Malaysian Chicken Crisis of 2022! 
Aug 04, 2022
The Situation on the Ground in Myanmar with Erin Murphy
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Greg talks with Erin Murphy, deputy director and senior fellow for the Economics Program at CSIS, about the current situation on the ground in post-coup Myanmar. Simon is joined by Meghan Murphy, a Young Professionals Program participant at the East-West Center in Washington and a former research intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS, to cover the G20 meetings in Bali, coal, and Secretary Blinken’s visit to Thailand.
Jul 21, 2022
New Book Alert! On Dangerous Ground by Greg Poling
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Elina interviews Greg about his new book, On Dangerous Ground: America's Century in the South China Sea. They discuss the history of U.S. interests in the South China Sea and combat misinformation about historical, territorial, and maritime claims made by some in the region. Simon is joined by Nickii Arcado, a summer intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS to cover Indonesia’s attempts at mediating the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the new Philippine presidential Cabinet, Myanmar’s airspace violation into Thailand, and inflation in Malaysia.
Jul 07, 2022
Turning around U.S.-Cambodia Relations with Sophal Ear and Charles Dunst
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Greg and Elina talk with Dr. Sophal Ear, associate professor in the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, and Charles Dunst, associate at The Asia Group and adjunct fellow with the CSIS Southeast Asia Program. They discuss Cambodia’s recent local elections, the direction of the U.S.-Cambodia relationship, and the small country’s surprisingly large impact on U.S. foreign policy. Simon is joined by Karen Lee, Southeast Asia associate at McLarty Associates and former intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS to cover the Shangri La defense summit, LGBTQ+ rights in Thailand, and economic instability in Laos.
Jun 23, 2022
Quad Pact on Maritime Domain Awareness with Zack Cooper
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Greg and Elina talk with Zack Cooper, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, about the Quad’s new maritime domain awareness partnership. Simon is joined by Andreyka Natalegawa, research associate with the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS to cover the fighting in Myanmar, disappointment from Cambodia, and chickens!
Jun 09, 2022
U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit Roundup with Bich Tran
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Greg and Elina talk with Bich Tran, adjunct fellow with the CSIS Southeast Asia Program and fellow with Verve Research, about last week’s U.S.-ASEAN special summit. Simon is joined by Meghan Sullivan, an intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS to cover the summit, the surprising landslide victory in Bangkok’s gubernatorial election and what that means for Thai national politics, and Indonesia’s see-sawing palm oil export policy.
May 26, 2022
Indonesian Public Opinion with Ben Bland, Natasha Kassam, and Evan Laksmana
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Greg and Elina talk with Ben Bland, Director of the Asia-Pacific Program at Chatham House, Natasha Kassam, director of the Lowy Institute’s Public Opinion and Foreign Policy program, and Evan Laksmana, senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy about the Lowy Institute’s latest poll of Indonesian public opinion on foreign policy, U.S.-China competition, and democracy. Simon is joined by Hazen Williams, intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS to cover the results of the Philippine presidential election, Aung San Suu Kyi’s kangaroo court trial, and the U.S.-ASEAN Special summit. 
May 12, 2022
Indonesia and the G20 with Dino Patti Djalal
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Greg and Elina sit down with Dino Patti Djalal, chairman of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia and former Indonesian ambassador to the United States. They discuss how Indonesia, as president of the G20 this year, is navigating tensions between member states after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Simon is joined by Drake Tien, research intern for the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS to cover the latest from the region, including the ASEAN Summit as well as leadership changes in Singapore and Timor-Leste. 
Apr 28, 2022
The Trade Guys Crossover: Dissecting the Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)
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On April 14, Elina and Greg sat down with the Trade Guys to discuss the Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). We are re-publishing the conversation with their permission. Don't forget to check out The Trade Guys- releasing every week on the CSIS network.
Apr 21, 2022
Welcome to Southeast Asia Radio! - Philippine Presidential Election with Marites Vitug
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On the premiere episode of Southeast Asia Radio, Greg and Elina talk Philippine presidential politics with Marites Vitug, editor-at-large at Rappler. Simon is joined by Danielle Fallin, program coordinator and research assistant, to cover the most important news from across Southeast Asia.
Apr 14, 2022
Southeast Asia Radio Trailer
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Greg Poling, Elina Noor, and Simon Tran Hudes highlight the most important news from Southeast Asia and dive into candid conversations with leading voices on the region and U.S. foreign policy. We’ll cover everything you want to know about Southeast Asia. Geopolitics in the region? Recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic? Democracy and human rights? Nothing is off limits! So join us for “Southeast Asia Radio” every other Thursday, wherever you get your podcasts.
Apr 04, 2022