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Mixing Desk JUN2021

Technology and the economy, Pelosi’s Taiwan visit, RWE in Australia

Fergus Hanson speaks to Manuel Muñiz, Provost of IE University and Professor of Practice in International Relations, and former State Secretary at the Spanish Foreign Ministry about how emerging technologies are affecting employment, global leadership and social and economic inequality. They explore the way these systemic inequalities are playing out internationally, and how democratic and authoritarian states are impacted.

Speaker Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan prompted a predictably strong response from Beijing, including threats of military action. Dr Alex Bristow speaks to Elsa Kania, Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS, about China’s reaction and the sentiment within Taiwan, as well as the long-term effects of the latest developments.

ASPI’s David Wroe speaks to Lydia Khalil, Research Fellow on Transnational Challenges at the Lowy Institute, about her latest book, ‘Rise of the Extreme Right: A Lowy Institute Paper’, which takes a close look at right-wing extremism in Australia and globally. They consider how disaffection with democracy is helping fuel RWE and why people are moving away from mainstream political ideologies.

Mentioned in this episode:
‘Rise of the extreme right: A Lowy institute Paper’:…l-9781761046353

Guests (in order of appearance):
Fergus Hanson:
Manuel Muñiz:…culty/manuel-muniz/
Alex Bristow:
Elsa Kania:
David Wroe:
Lydia Khalil:…o/lydia-khalil