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Inside Asia

Mar 26, 2018

Here’s something that most everyone who listens to our show knows: China is on the brink of a trade war with the United States.


It’s not surprising, but it also doesn’t make a lot of sense. It was enough to drive Trump’s top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, to resign his post. In the meantime, China marches...


Mar 19, 2018

Nowhere else on the planet are threats to the environment are more real and the impacts more severe today than in Asia. This might come as a surprise to some. It shouldn’t.


It’s a kind of perfect storm. There’s both a close proximity to the major drivers of environmental degradation—China, India, and Indonesia,...


Mar 13, 2018

It’s been a busy week in China. On a number of fronts. There’s a trade war brewing, sure—check back with us in a couple of days for our take on that—but in the meantime Xi Jinping has just done what no one thought would ever happen again—he consolidated power and received a mandate from the 3,000-strong...


Mar 7, 2018

When you hear the term “private equity,” it conjures images of corporate raiders and Wall Street moguls. You think of Gordon Gekko from the film Wall Street, hair slicked back, reminding you that greed is good and that money never sleeps.

Maybe there’s some truth to that image. But not the whole truth. It’s one...