The Burn Bag Podcast

What in the World? (03/12/21)

March 12, 2021 A'ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal (featuring Javed Ali)
The Burn Bag Podcast
What in the World? (03/12/21)
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The Burn Bag Podcast
What in the World? (03/12/21)
Mar 12, 2021
A'ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal (featuring Javed Ali)

In this week's episode, A'ndre and Ryan talk about the Quad — an informal set of security meetings between the United States, India, Australia, and Japan — given President Biden’s virtual meeting with the other three leaders of the Quad today. They discuss what exactly the Quad is, and give you a preview of what you might expect from these meetings, and whether the Quad is truly meant to counter China. After digging into the Quad, they discuss Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s visit to South Korea, Japan, and India, and what it might mean for U.S. security policy in the Indo-Pacific region with regards to China. Ryan then gives us an update on the civil crisis in Ethiopia, the big tech space in Russia, a Saudi-imposed blockade in Yemen that might lead to a famine, and the Israeli political gridlock.


Show Notes

In this week's episode, A'ndre and Ryan talk about the Quad — an informal set of security meetings between the United States, India, Australia, and Japan — given President Biden’s virtual meeting with the other three leaders of the Quad today. They discuss what exactly the Quad is, and give you a preview of what you might expect from these meetings, and whether the Quad is truly meant to counter China. After digging into the Quad, they discuss Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s visit to South Korea, Japan, and India, and what it might mean for U.S. security policy in the Indo-Pacific region with regards to China. Ryan then gives us an update on the civil crisis in Ethiopia, the big tech space in Russia, a Saudi-imposed blockade in Yemen that might lead to a famine, and the Israeli political gridlock.