Disrupted Asia - Season 2

Welcome to Season 2 of our FES Asia Podcast!

Listen to Asia's and Europe’s leading experts tackle some of the most pressing questions around the changing geopolitical environment and how this is shaping the global order of tomorrow. Find out about the different issues that will have a bearing on the region through the systemic implications of the COVID-19 crisis and the emerging regional patterns of competition, cooperation and (dis-)integration.

We look at issues ranging from security, AI & technology, trade, supply chains, energy and infrastructure to make sense of the unfolding “strategic new normal” in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

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01 - Afghanistan amid transition and the prospects for peace

In our new season’s opening episode, we take a closer look at the latest developments in Afghanistan – the COVID-19 crisis, a difficult peace process, potential troop withdrawal and the future international engagement – with Dr Timor Sharan, Executive Director of the Afghanistan Policy Lab and an Adjunct Professor at the American University of Afghanistan.

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


Mirco Günther

Coordinator & moderator:
Dinkim Sailo

Kai Dittmann

Mekhla Jha

Communications & design:
Isabelle Mischke, Coco Quimpo


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