In this week’s episode of “The Beacon” – released on Australia Day 2018 – Verity Bligh talks to Kevin Rudd, a former Australian prime minister, current student at Jesus College and a lifelong Sinologist. Together, they discuss the nature of international diplomacy, China’s rise as a global power and the Turf Tavern “yard of ale” challenge.
This week The Beacon is looking at the subject of Pakistan, in particular at the country's recent history in relation to the themes of justice, corruption and Islamic extremism. To learn more about this Daniel Thomson spoke to Omar Waraich, an independent journalist and member of Chatham House and the Royal Institute for International Affairs, Owen Bennet-Jones, and independent journalist and author, and presenter of Newshour, and Kamal Alam, a research analyst at RUSI.
Omar Waraich's full interview is available here, Owen Bennet-Jones' full interview is available here, and Kamal Alam's full interview is available here. Our intro and outro music is provided by podcastthemes.com.
This week The Beacon explores what drives China’s foreign policy actions. To learn more about China’s foreign policy goals Haley Lemieux spoke to Dr. Rogier Creemers, a professor at the Oxford China Centre, Mathieu Duchatel, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Mortiz Rudolf, a researcher for the Mercator institute for China Studies, and Angela Stanzel, a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Professor Creemer’s full interview is available here, Mr. Duchatel’s full interview is available here, Mr. Rudolf’s full interview is available here, and Ms. Stanzel’s full interview is available here. Our intro and outro music is provided by podcastthemes.com.