National Security Podcast: Unpacking the APEC powerplays

On this episode of the National Security Podcast, Rory Medcalf takes a look at the geopolitical fallout from the recent Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby.

Did the APEC forum just cease to be an economic summit? On this episode of the National Security Podcast Chris Farnham chats with Professor Rory Medcalf about the quality of Chinese diplomacy, America’s decision to join Australia and PNG in building a naval base on Manus Island, and whether the world is currently in a pre-war era.

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Professor Rory Medcalf is the head of the National Security College at The Australian National University. His professional background involves more than two decades of experience across diplomacy, intelligence analysis, think tanks and journalism.

Chris Farnham is the presenter of the National Security Podcast. He joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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