The Pacific Century
Bridge Colby Denies China Taiwan

Bridge Colby Denies China Taiwan

April 26, 2022

Misha talks to Bridge Colby, former deputy assistant secretary of defense, about how to prevent China from taking over Taiwan, whether the Biden Administration is maintaining the Trump defense strategy, and why Taiwan is vital to US interests”

Japan: Ignore It At Your Peril

Japan: Ignore It At Your Peril

April 11, 2022

Misha talks to The Economist’s Tokyo bureau chief, Noah Sneider, about the Japanese successes we miss, why Japan is a ‘harbinger state’ on economic, demographics, security, and how it is a frontline state against China.

South Korea’s New President Shifts Right

South Korea’s New President Shifts Right

March 31, 2022

Misha talks to Kathleen Stevens, former US ambassador to South Korea, and Stanford’s Gi-Wook Shin, about South Korea’s presidential election and Seoul’s future relations with Washington, Tokyo, and Beijing, as well as with North Korea

The Final Frontier: Gen. John Raymond, on Space Force

The Final Frontier: Gen. John Raymond, on Space Force

March 25, 2022

Misha is joined by his colleague, Jackie Schneider, to talk with General John Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, about the threats to US space assets from China, how the US operates in space, and how space and cyber are connected.

Tip of the Spear: Gen. Richard Clarke, Commander of US Special Operations Command Talks Asia

Tip of the Spear: Gen. Richard Clarke, Commander of US Special Operations Command Talks Asia

March 10, 2022

Misha talks with General Richard Clarke, Commander of US Special Operations Command, about the history of special operations, SOCOM today, and its role in the Indo-Pacific.

Trapped in Ukraine with Peter Van Praagh

Trapped in Ukraine with Peter Van Praagh

March 2, 2022

Misha talks with Peter Van Praagh, president of the Halifax International Security Forum, who was trapped in Kiev when Russia invaded. Peter talks about what he saw, his escape, how the Ukrainians are fighting back, and what the war means for democracy in Europe and Asia.

Untangling the Chinese Party-State

Untangling the Chinese Party-State

February 17, 2022

Misha is joined by The Spectator's Cindy Yu as co-host this week, and they talk with Holly Snape of the University of Glasgow.  Holly describes how Xi Jinping's CCP has reasserted control over the Chinese government, and how that influences civil society. She also talks about her time working in the Party's translation department (spoiler: it wasn't a party).

Spies, Lies, and Abacuses?

Spies, Lies, and Abacuses?

February 7, 2022

Misha talks with Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart about her new book on the history of US intelligence, Spies, Lies, and Algorithms. They discuss the challenge of defending against China's pervasive spying, US counter-intelligence failures against China, and how open source intelligence is changing espionage.

John Pomfret’s Chinese Lessons

John Pomfret’s Chinese Lessons

January 21, 2022

Misha talks with John Pomfret, author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom, about living with China since 1980, how Americans misunderstood Beijing's worldview, and where US-China relations go from here.

What’s In Store for Asia in 2022?

What’s In Store for Asia in 2022?

January 6, 2022

Misha is joined by Amb. Derek Mitchell, of the National Democratic Institute, and Dr. Dan Twining, of the International Republican Institute, to talk about democracy in Asia, the China challenge, and predictions for 2022.

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