The New Diplomatist podcast

The New Diplomatist

Azores 9 Media

The New Diplomatist is a global affairs podcast by Garrison Moratto interviewing ambassadors, analysts, and experts. Deep Thinking | Approachable Conversations.

29 episodi

  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    Submarines and the Balance of Strategic Power in the Indo-Pacific: An Interview with Dr. Collin Koh

    32:32

    In this episode, Garrison is rejoined by returning guest and renowned maritime security analyst, Dr. Collin Koh.  The two embark on an informative discussion regarding the maritime strategic implications of the AUKUS deal to the Indo-Pacific, from why nuclear submarines are significant, to the nature of Australia as a geopolitical linchpin in Washington’s counter-China strategy. They also discuss Russia’s testing of a sub-launched Zircon hypersonic missile, how this fits into the historical Soviet-Russian naval strategy to counter the United States, and what this class of weapons means for the future of networked fleet defenses in space and cyberspace specifically, and naval competition more broadly, in the Indo-Pacific. To read the article mentioned in the episode recently published from The Diplomat Magazine interviewing Collin, click here: https://tinyurl.com/diplomatarticle5 Dr. Collin Koh is Research Fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies which is a constituent unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, based in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has research interests on naval affairs in the Indo-Pacific, focusing on Southeast Asia. Collin has published several op-eds, policy- and academic journal articles as well as chapters for edited volumes covering his research areas. He has also taught at Singapore Armed Forces professional military education and training courses. Besides research and teaching, Collin also contributes his perspectives to various local and international media outlets and participates in activities with geopolitical risks consultancies. Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy - Foreign Policy at Liberty University in the United States where he also received a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude). All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally. If you enjoyed the episode please subscribe and leave a review for feedback. Follow The New Diplomatist on social media for latest updates. Thank you for listening.
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    The Race to Replace Suga: An Interview with Dr. Yoichiro Sato

    32:05

    On this episode, Garrison is rejoined by a valued guest of the podcast, Dr. Yoichiro Sato, to discuss the race to replace retiring Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.  Dr. Sato takes a deep dive into the circumstances that led to Suga's resignation, the role of the Olympics and the pandemic in upending Japanese politics, the leading candidates to replace Suga as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (including a deep examination of factional politics and his predicted winner), and the possibility for greater instability in the Japanese political system in the years to come. Dr. Yoichiro Sato is a professor at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. Previously he was a professor at the US Defense Department’s Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. He also has held teaching positions at the University of Auckland, among other roles. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Government from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a M.A. of International Relations and Affairs from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, and a Bachelors in Law from Keio University. Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy - Foreign Policy at Liberty University in the United States where he also received a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude). All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally.  Please subscribe and leave a review for feedback; join the podcast on Patreon for bonus perks.  Follow The New Diplomatist on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you for listening. (Originally recorded September 4, 2021) 
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    Non perdere nemmeno un episodio di The New Diplomatist. Iscriviti all'app gratuita GetPodcast.

    iOS buttonAndroid button
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    Geopolitical Echoes: India, China, And Pakistan After The Afghanistan War

    22:05

    In this sweeping interview, Garrison had the pleasure of interviewing former India Ambassador Vishnu Prakash who brought his in-depth regional insights to the discussion of Afghanistan and beyond. The two discuss India’s view on the aftermath of The Afghanistan War, the humanitarian concerns, the potential challenges of dealing with a possible Taliban takeover of Kabul, the China-Taliban relationship in light of the Uyghurs situation in Xinjiang, and the influence of Pakistan on the Taliban during the war with the U.S. They further discuss the recent attitudes of Beijing and Islamabad (particularly Prime Minister Imran Khan) in the region during U.S. withdrawal, the potential of a “China Quintuple” to counter “The Quad”, and the priorities of Prime Minister Modi ahead of “The Quad” in-person summit in D.C. this fall. Vishnu Prakash, has served as High Commissioner to Ottawa, Ambassador to Seoul, as well as the Official Spokesperson of India’s Foreign Office, and Consul General to Shanghai. He has also done postings in Moscow, New York, Vladivostok, Tokyo, Islamabad and Cairo. Since retirement in Nov. 2016, he has turned to being a foreign affairs analyst & commentator, with special focus on the Indo-Pacific region. Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he holds a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Liberty University in the U.S. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy - Foreign Policy at Liberty University, focusing on U.S.-Portuguese relations. All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally. Join us on social media especially Twitter, for the latest updates, read our blog on Medium and be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review on your favorite podcast app. Thank you for listening. Episode originally recorded: August 4th, 2021. Published: August 11th, 2021
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    Deep Dive: The Quad - An Interview with Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia

    23:42

    In this episode, Garrison is joined by former India Ambassador and Distinguished Fellow from the prestigious Gateway House (Indian Council on Global Relations), Mr. Rajiv Bhatia.  The ambassador carefully defines and contrasts Indo-Pacific as a strategic concept (apart from the now increasingly outdated Asia-Pacific). He then defines The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (The Quad), and discusses its historical formation, its current strategic nature, and its future geopolitical outlook ahead of the fall summit in the US. Contrary to China’s assertions that The Quad represents an “Asian NATO”, the ambassador defines The Quad’s main goal as maintaining and expanding cooperation on international law and stability in the Indo-Pacific, aimed at constraining not containing, China. He discusses four areas of coordination for The Quad; he announces a forthcoming Gateway House report on how economic and technological coordination can be deepened across The Quad; he also touches on the broader regional cooperation with ASEAN and others. The two also detail the ambassador’s recent article in The Hindustan Times detailing the formation of a rival “Red Quad/China’s Quad” consisting of China, Russia, Pakistan, and Iran; as well as how India’s transition from the former stance of the Non-Aligned Movement during the Cold War, to a more activist stance on guard against rivals and cooperating with democratic partners across the Indo-Pacific. They close discussing a sneak peek of the ambassador’s forthcoming third book on Africa-India relations.  Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia is Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Programme at Gateway House. He is a member of CII’s International Advisory Council, Trade Policy Council and Africa Committee. He is the Chair of FICCI’s Task Force on Blue Economy, and served as Chair of Core Group of Experts on BIMSTEC. He is a founding member of the Kalinga International Foundation and a member of the governing council of Asian Confluence.  As Director General of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) from 2012-15, he played a key role in strengthening India's Track-II research and outreach activities. During a 37-year innings in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), he served as Ambassador to Myanmar and Mexico and as High Commissioner to Kenya, South Africa and Lesotho. He dealt with a part of South Asia, while posted as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. A prolific columnist, he is also a regular speaker on foreign policy and diplomacy in India and abroad. He was Senior Visiting Research Fellow during 2011-13 at the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. He holds a master’s degree in political science from Allahabad University. His first book India in Global Affairs: Perspectives from Sapru House (KW Publishers, 2015) presented a sober and insightful view of India’s contemporary foreign policy. His second book India-Myanmar Relations: Changing Contours (Routledge, 2016) received critical acclaim. He is presently working on his third book which will deal with India-Africa relations.  Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he holds a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Liberty University in the United States. He will be a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy - Foreign Policy at Liberty University beginning August 2021, focusing on U.S.-Portuguese relations.  All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally.  Join us on social media, read our blog on Medium and be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review on your favorite podcast app. Thank you for listening.  Episode originally recorded: July 20th, 2021.  Published: July 28th, 2021
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    Changing Times: The Northern Ireland Protocol - An Interview with Dr. Patrick Holden

    17:24

    In this episode, Garrison is joined once again by returning guest Dr. Patrick Holden of the University of Plymouth to discuss the state of Brexit as the West begins to try and plan for life beyond the pandemic. In particular, the two focus on the state of the Northern Ireland Protocol, including its continuing impact on the trading relations between the U.K. and the EU, as well as the disruption to internal British flow of goods. They also discuss the potential impacts of the announcement of a global minimum tax on corporations first presented at the G7 Cornwall Summit, including how that program might highlight and fuel populist views within the EU.  They close by gauging the success of how the U.K.’s first domestically hosted post-Brexit, in-person major international summit reflected on the newly-minted status of “Global Britain”. Dr. Patrick Holden is an Associate Professor (Reader) of the School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business) at the University of Plymouth, U.K.  He is the author of numerous academic articles, and conducts research and teaching in relation to International Political Economy, the European Union in the World, International Development Policy, Global Governance and Regional Integration, as well as the Brexit process. Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he holds a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Liberty University in the United States. He will be a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy - Foreign Policy at Liberty University beginning August 2021, focusing on U.S.-Portuguese relations. All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally.  Join us on social media, and be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review on your favorite podcast app. Thank you for listening. Episode originally recorded: June 29th, 2021. Published: July 8th, 2021
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    Deep Dive: American Diplomacy - An Interview with Robert B. Zoellick

    44:01

    In this episode, Garrison is joined by Mr. Robert B. Zoellick (former President of the World Bank and Deputy Secretary of State) who is the author of the book "America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy".  The two discuss Mr. Zoellick's perspectives on American diplomacy grounded in pragmatism, problem-solving, and the influence of history, noting the Five Traditions outlined in his book, and focusing in particular on his chapters regarding the foreign policy of President Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward during the Civil War, as well as the efforts of Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes during the arms control negotiations of the 1921 Washington Naval Conference. The two also discuss lessons to be learned from Mr. Zoellick's time as lead negotiator during German re-unification "2+4" talks in 1990, as well as the work of his former boss Secretary of State James Baker and the George H.W. Bush administration to unify alliance perspectives and stabilize Europe in the post-Cold War framework.  In light of his experience as President of the World Bank and as the former U.S. Trade Representative under George W. Bush, they discuss Mr. Zoellick's recent op-ed in The Wall Street Journal discussing the need for a strong American trade policy. Robert B. Zoellick has served as Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary, and Counselor of the U.S. State Department; Ambassador and U.S. Trade Representative; Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury; Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House; and President of the World Bank. His experience spans six U.S. presidencies - beginning during the Cold War, in its closing chapter, and into the first decades of the twenty-first century.  Zoellick is now a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where he contributes to the "Applied History" project. Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he holds a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Liberty University in the United States.  He will be a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy - Foreign Policy at Liberty University beginning the fall of 2021, focusing on U.S.-Portuguese relations. All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally.  Please subscribe and leave a review for feedback.  Thank you for listening.
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    A Journey To Israel: A Personal Interview from Benjamin Anthony

    41:11

    In this episode Garrison is joined by Benjamin Anthony Co-Founder and CEO of The MirYam Institute. They discuss Benjamin’s personal experiences as a Jew growing up in the United Kingdom, overcoming anti-semitic attacks, his emigration to the State of Israel (making “Aliyah”), his service in the IDF (and personal perspectives on Israeli security), his role in advising the Trump administration during peace plan formation (and why he disagreed with the finalized offer), as well as his outline of the New State solution (read more here: https://www.miryaminstitute.org/nss), and its promise of peace and security for both the State of Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. As Co-Founder & CEO of the MirYam Institute, Benjamin Anthony brings considerable experience and expertise to his position in the areas of substantive, policy driven dialogue and debate about the State of Israel throughout the international community. His portfolio includes the coordination of high level briefings by senior members of the Israel defense establishment - active and retired - to elected officials; including within the US Administration, the US Senate, and the US House of Representatives, on matters relating to the state of Israel and her strategic relationship and positioning in an international context. Of particular note is the advisory role he undertook to key members of the Administration on the Israel-Palestinian conflict and potential avenues for its resolution. An I.D.F. combat reservist, Benjamin is a veteran of service in: ▪ The Second Lebanon War, 2006 ▪ Operation Pillar of Defense, 2012 ▪ Operation Protective Edge, 2014. He has served in Judea and Samaria / The West Bank and along Israel’s northern border. To this day, his policy outlook is greatly informed by his military service. Since 2006, Benjamin has worked with the Israel National Police and the Israel Defense Forces to prepare, write, brief, and oversee presentations by senior ranked active officials at select graduate schools throughout the English speaking world and before international policy-makers and legislators. He first did so through Our Soldiers Speak, the precursor to the MirYam Institute, an organization he founded during the Second Lebanon War. Through his leadership, that organization generated more than 450 campus lectures in several continents. A highly sought after lecturer, Benjamin regularly speaks before audiences at Ivy League colleges and has been the keynote speaker for Israel Bonds, CAMERA, CUFI, and numerous Jewish Federations. In 2013 he spoke at the plenary session of the AIPAC Convention in Washington DC. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester, UK. Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he holds a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Liberty University in the United States. All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally.  Please subscribe and leave a review for feedback.  Thank you for listening.
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    Britain Looking Forward: An Interview with Dr. Nick Wright

    42:21

    In this episode, Garrison is joined by returning guest Dr. Nick Wright of University College London. They discuss the AstraZeneca vaccine export controversy between London and Brussels, the return of left-right political alignments in the new post-Brexit era, and discuss the political prospects surrounding Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vaccine rollout success. They also discuss the upcoming Scottish parliamentary elections in May in light of the launch of the new Alba party in Scotland under Alex Salmond. Finally, they analyze the UK Integrated Defense Review, including its views on the transatlantic relationship, the UK’s approach to addressing China, and the diversifying of defense to a holistic approach to data, cyber, climate, trade, science research, soft power, and hard power (particularly naval). They close out the episode by taking a look ahead via the British view of the upcoming German Federal Elections at the end of 2021 and the French Presidential elections coming early next year (2022). Dr. Nicholas Wright is a Senior Teaching Fellow in EU Politics at University College London.  He is author of the 2018 book "The EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy in Germany and the UK".  He is also the author of numerous academic articles and publications on the U.K., Brexit, Northern Ireland, the European Union, European security policy, and more.  He is an alumnus of the University of East Anglia and Durham University. Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he holds a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Liberty University in the United States. All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally.  Please subscribe and leave a review for feedback.  Thank you for listening. Season 2 Episode 20
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    Japan in 2021: An Interview with Dr. Yoichiro Sato

    24:52

    Today Garrison is joined by Dr. Yoichiro Sato, who is an expert analyst of foreign and security policy regarding Japan, the US, and the Indo-Pacific.  The two discuss the 2021 outlook of security policy from Japan towards North Korea’s nuclear program, as well as the naval arms race developing between Tokyo and Beijing in light of increasing assertiveness in China’s maritime activity. They also discuss the RCEP trade deal and the TPP trade negotiations, Japan’s global soft power and role hosting the delayed summer Olympic Games, as well as Prime Minister Suga’s policies of office (and political future) as Japan moves away from the Abe era and faces a new US administration under Biden. Dr. Yoichiro Sato is a professor at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. Previously he was a professor at the US Defense Department’s Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. He also has held teaching positions at the University of Auckland, among other roles. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Government from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a M.A. of International Relations and Affairs from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, and a Bachelors in Law from Keio University. Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he holds a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Liberty University in the United States. All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally.  Please subscribe and leave a review for feedback; join the podcast on Patreon for bonus perks.  Follow The New Diplomatist on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you for listening. (Originally recorded February 22, 2021)
  • The New Diplomatist podcast

    Portugal Navigating Europe: An Interview with Pedro Sousa

    30:29

    In this episode, Garrison is joined by returning guest Pedro Sousa from Portugal. After reviewing some of the significance and history of the role, the two discuss Portugal’s priorities and outlook as it serves as rotating President of the Council of the European Union from January to June of 2021. In particular, they discuss Portugal’s response to the pandemic both nationally and in the Presidency role, as well as the focus on an equitable economic recovery and long term resilience framework (contending with debt vs state aid), coinciding with an emphasis on the EU social summit in May. Further topics include the focus of Portugal on EU-Africa relations in advance of this summer’s EU-Africa Summit; Portugal’s focus on connecting NATO and the EU in political-security relationship in light of reset transatlantic relations with the advent of the Biden administration in the US; and the role of Portugal in a world of China tensions with Europe and the West. Pedro Ponte e Sousa is a professor of International Relations at the Universidade Portucalense in Porto, and a researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI-NOVA). Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he holds a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Liberty University in the United States. All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally.  Please subscribe and leave a review for feedback; join the podcast on Patreon for bonus perks.  Follow The New Diplomatist on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you for listening. (Originally recorded February 18, 2021)

Accedi a tutto il mondo dei podcast con l’app gratuita GetPodcast.

Iscriviti ai tuoi podcast preferiti, ascolta gli episodi offline e ricevi fantastici consigli.

iOS buttonAndroid button