The Tea Leaves Podcast
By The Asia Group - Dr. Kurt M. Campbell and Ambassador Richard Verma
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Go behind the scenes with The Asia Group’s Dr. Kurt M. Campbell and Ambassador Richard Verma in a series of revealing interviews with policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and artists exploring the most dynamic and consequential region in the world. These guys know Asia. Dr. Kurt M. Campbell is CEO and Chairman of The Asia Group, and served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian & Pacific Affairs from 2009 to 2013. Richard Verma is Vice Chairman and Partner at The Asia Group, and served as the United States Ambassador to India from 2015 to 2017.
||CleanDr. Kurt Campbell and Ambassador Rich Verma||The Asia Group’s own Dr. Kurt Campbell and Ambassador Rich Verma sit down for a one-on-one conversation to discuss current affairs in the Indo-Pacific and United States. During the episode, they share stories about their recent travels,||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoseph Yun||Joseph Yun had an accomplished career as a U.S. diplomat, serving in multiple posts from Hong Kong to Paris to Bangkok before becoming U.S. ambassador to Malaysia in 2013. He then went on to serve as the U.S.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Roche||After growing up in Oak Lawn, Illinois, Robert Roche went on to build successful businesses in Japan and China. Roche is known for his strategic investments and business acumen across the Indo-Pacific region.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael McFaul||In this episode of the podcast, Rich sits down in Palo Alto with Stanford Professor Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, to discuss his new book on U.S.-Russia relations, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s R||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmitabh Bachchan||Rich sits down in Mumbai with one of India’s biggest stars, Amitabh Bachchan, to discuss Indian cinema and the actor’s legendary career. Bachchan, who began acting in 1969 and has since continued to maintain A-list status,||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Rudd||Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – who is also the current President of the Asia Society Policy Institute – sits down with Kurt and Rich to discuss his distinguished career in Australian politics,||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Kaplan||Kurt and Rich sit down with famed foreign correspondent and author Robert Kaplan to discuss great power rivalries in Asia – particularly between the United States and China. Elaborating ideas that he has explored over the past two decades and in his||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlyssa Ayres||Dr. Alyssa Ayres first arrived in India in 1990 when the country’s political and economic future appeared uncertain – since then, she has closely followed Delhi’s growing confidence on the world’s stage and the international community’s expand||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmbassador Navtej Sarna||From a demographic, economic, and geopolitical outlook, it is difficult to estimate the full impact that India will have on the coming century. Likewise, efforts to advance shared interests in not just the Indo-Pacific region,||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsh Carter||Tea Leaves traveled to Boston this week to meet with Ash Carter, former Secretary of Defense and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Green||In this episode, Kurt and Rich meet with leading Japan scholar, author, and former NSC Senior Director for Asia Michael Green to discuss his career path, the United States’ long history of engagement with Asia, developments around North Korea,||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Ignatius||In this episode, Kurt and Rich meet with veteran journalist and author David Ignatius to discuss U.S. influence in the world, the role of journalism in the age of information, and how to pen spy novels. David’s long engagement with global affairs||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Kurt M. Campbell and Ambassador Rich Verma||The Indo-Pacific region is the most dynamic and consequential part of the world – and will only grow in importance as the 21st Century progresses. By every measure, the individuals, institutions, ideas, and economies of the Indo-Pacific are changing||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Really great podcast
Excellent podcast on Asia - if you're at all interested in the region, definitely subscribe!
Can't wait to hear the next episode
Thoroughly enjoyed listening - the hosts have done an amazing job humanizing what often appears inertial and shrouded in protocol. Granted I am a big fan of politics and foreign policy, but this podcast is such a unique treat!
Informative but entertaining to the ear!
The Tea Leaves Podcast is an awesome treasure to find if you don't know what is going on in the world today, these guys will help you figure it out!