Asia Inside Out



On Asia Inside Out, experts and guests of the Asia Society Policy Institute take you beyond the policy headlines to provide an insider’s view on regional and global affairs. Featuring interviews with with informed observers and decision-makers from across the Asia-Pacific region, Asia Inside Out gives you a fresh take on Asian politics and policy. Subscribe today, and find an archive of our episodes below.


  • Chinas Response to Climate Change

    China's Response to Climate Change

    10/08/2020 Duration: 32min

    Former Obama administration official and energy expert David Sandalow joins ASPI's Thom Woodroofe to discuss the latest climate data from China, the big decisions facing Beijing, and future possibilities for U.S.-China climate cooperation.

  • Climate Diplomacy Under a New U.S. Administration

    Climate Diplomacy Under a New U.S. Administration

    10/04/2020 Duration: 34min

    Thom Woodroofe, Brendan Guy, and Anubhav Gupta discuss what a Democratic victory in November's presidential election would mean for the global fight against climate change.

  • Sri Lankas New Foreign Policy

    Sri Lanka's New Foreign Policy

    25/02/2020 Duration: 22min

    Anubhav Gupta and Dinusha Panditaratne discuss the foreign policy outlook for Sri Lanka under newly-elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

  • How Foreign Policy Will Shape the 2020 U.S. Election

    How Foreign Policy Will Shape the 2020 U.S. Election

    14/01/2020 Duration: 38min

    Anubhav Gupta and Ali Wyne discuss how China, trade, and other foreign policy issues will affect the upcoming presidential election in the United States.

  • President Trumps Twin Nuclear Dilemmas

    President Trump's Twin Nuclear Dilemmas

    21/10/2019 Duration: 31min

    Nuclear policy expert James Acton discusses the Trump administration's approach to its twin nuclear crises in Iran and North Korea and describes realistic pathways to managing these problems.

  • Indias Middle East Tilt

    India's Middle East Tilt

    08/08/2019 Duration: 29min

    C. Raja Mohan, a prominent strategic thinker on India's foreign policy, describes India's tilt toward the Middle East and the effects of the Trump administration's Iran policy and China's regional influence.

  • Key Takeaways From President Trumps Trip to Asia

    Key Takeaways From President Trump's Trip to Asia

    02/07/2019 Duration: 20min

    Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd and ASPI Vice Presidents Wendy Cutler and Daniel Russel provide their takeaways from President Trump's meetings with Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un and discuss what may happen next for U.S. policy with China and North Korea, respectively.

  • Examining Modis Foreign Policy

    Examining Modi's Foreign Policy

    22/04/2019 Duration: 34min

    Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Daniel Russel talks with S. Jaishankar, former foreign secretary of India and ambassador to the U.S. and China, about the state of U.S.-India relations, the India-China-Pakistan triangle, and the foreign policy accomplishments of the Modi government's first term.

  • Sisterhood of the Asia Wonks

    Sisterhood of the Asia Wonks

    13/03/2019 Duration: 30min

    Asia Society Policy Institute's Lindsey Ford talks to Anna Fifield from the Washington Post and Laura Rosenberger from the German Marshall Fund about the importance of promoting diversity and gender equality in Asia-Pacific policy discussions. They discuss the need for exposure to a wider set of viewpoints, relay their efforts to elevate female expertise, and reflect on the role mentorship has played in their own career development.

  • Hong Kong in the U.S.-China Crossfire

    Hong Kong in the U.S.-China Crossfire

    10/01/2019 Duration: 26min

    Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Daniel Russel talks with Dennis Kwok, a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council and a founding member of the Civic Party, about Hong Kong's perspective on the ongoing U.S.-China tensions and the state of the "one country, two systems" framework.

  • Indias Billionaire Raj

    India's Billionaire Raj

    09/11/2018 Duration: 29min

    Anubhav Gupta, assistant director of the Asia Society Policy Institute, talks with James Crabtree about his book "India's Billionaire Raj: A Journey through India's New Gilded Age," a detailed account of India's super-rich.

  • Can China Win Global Hearts and Minds?

    Can China Win Global Hearts and Minds?

    17/10/2018 Duration: 22min

    Jonathan Landreth speaks with Kevin Rudd about China's struggle to explain itself and its strict internet censorship to young people around the world, about what China and the United States might do at this late date to work together on climate change abatement, and about what Americans should be thinking about vis-a-vis China as they head to the polls in the U.S. midterm elections.

  • How India Saved the Internet

    How India Saved the Internet

    29/03/2018 Duration: 27min

    The Asia Society Policy Institute’s Anubhav Gupta speaks with Columbia University’s Vishal Misra and Medianama founder Nikhil Pahwa about the implications of the FCC repeal of net neutrality and what the United States can learn from the example of India.

  • Keeping Up With the Kims

    Keeping Up With the Kims

    14/11/2017 Duration: 22min

    Asia Society Policy Institute's Lindsey Ford speaks with Rob York and Jean Lee to examine the origins of North Korea’s dynastic family, its evolution, and what it means for the current state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula.