Intro to Southeast Asia: Diversity, security, and politics

Leaders from the ASEAN and their Dialogue Partners chat after a photo opportunity at the ongoing 31st ASEAN Summit.

Senior Fellow Jonathan Stromseth discusses the economic and security tensions in Southeast Asia, and relations among its nations with the United States and China.

Also in this episode, Jon Valant previews his research on racial disparities in school discipline. A full interview with Jon will air later in May. And finally, David Wessel puts talk of the federal debt and deficits into context.


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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, our intern Steven Lee, Camilo Ramirez, and David Nassar.

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