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In Conversation with Parag Khanna

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In this inaugural episode of Dialogues at Fulcrum, William Choong, Managing Editor of Fulcrum, sits down with Parag Khanna to discuss his book, “The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century”.

In this inaugural episode of Dialogues at Fulcrum, William Choong, Managing Editor of Fulcrum, sits down with Parag Khanna to discuss his book, “The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century”. Published in 2019, the book covers a broad spectrum of themes such as Asian history, the region’s economic rise and the ongoing Asianisation of Asia. 

Dr Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveller and author.

Dialogues at Fulcrum is a podcast published by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. 

Mr Parag Khanna and Dr William Choong
Dr William Choong (left), speaking with Dr Parag Khanna (right) in Dialogues at Fulcrum. (Screenshot: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Youtube)

For quick reference, the themes below were addressed during the podcast.

1:00 – Has the West and Asians themselves accepted the “rise of Asia”?

8:50 –  Fears about a gradual US withdrawal from the region

11:05 – Interdependence or pragmatism in Sino-US relations?

15:40 – Does the Quad have legs to run?

21:38 – The US and China: different visions of regional order

32:00 – What kind of traction can ASEAN get on Myanmar?

37:50 – Can Singapore’s model of technocratic governance be replicated?