Featuring esteemed guest Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd alongside host Dr. James Minnich. Dr. Byrd is a renowned expert on Myanmar’s security dynamics as we delve into the intricate challenges and evolving situation in Myanmar. In this episode, Dr. Byrd, with her unique insights shaped by her Burmese heritage and distinguished career in the U.S. Army and academia, will discuss critical issues, including the current state of Myanmar’s conflict, international response, and the role of major powers like the United States and China. This dialogue promises to unravel the complexities surrounding Myanmar’s struggle for democracy and stability. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain deep understanding and engage in a thought-provoking discussion about one of the most pressing geopolitical issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

Upcoming Webinars

Episode 9: Featuring Anny Barlow and host Professor James Minnich. This episode delves into the complex world of maritime security, highlighting the pressing issues of forced labor and illegal fishing practices. Anny Barlow, with her unique combination of expertise in physical oceanography and direct experience in commercial fishing and business consulting, offers a deep understanding of the challenges and solutions in this field. Key discussion points will include the impact of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing on global security, innovative strategies to combat forced labor in the fishing industry, and the role of multinational corporations in fostering ethical and sustainable ocean use. This webinar is essential viewing for those passionate about the nexus of human rights, environmental sustainability, and maritime security.

Episode 11: Featuring Glyn Ford, a world-renowned expert on North Korea, as he peels back the layers of sensational headlines to reveal the complex dynamics shaping the future of the DPRK. With nearly 50 visits to North Korea, Mr. Ford brings unparalleled insights into the regime’s motivations, challenges, and potential paths.
In this exclusive webinar, you will have the opportunity to:
• Delve into the nuanced political, social, and economic landscape of North Korea beyond the nuclear rhetoric.
• Unpack recent developments, including the implications of the “main enemy” designation.
• Explore innovative solutions through Mr. Ford’s experiences with Track2Asia diplomacy and soft power initiatives.

Featuring esteemed guest Professor Michael Burgoyne alongside host Professor James Minnich. Engage in enlightening discussions that navigate Taiwan’s post-election trajectory, unravel geopolitical tensions, and explore defense strategies. Gain valuable insights into Taiwan’s evolving landscape post-election, encompassing economic resilience, diplomatic initiatives, and security measures. Don’t miss this opportunity to grasp pivotal strategic decisions shaping Taiwan’s future. It’s an unmissable chance to immerse yourself in this enriching discourse.

  • The podcast has been postponed to Monday, 25 March, from 3 pm to 4 pm (HST). We apologize for any inconvenience caused. January 30, 2024, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm HST
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Featuring Lieutenant Colonel Robyn Fellowes. Host Professor James Minnich guides us through Robyn’s transformative journey in the Australian Army. Discover her early life on a Queensland farm, her path to becoming the first Australian woman to earn the Commando Green Beret and her extensive global operational experiences. We’ll explore her pivotal role as a Military Gender Advisor, her influence in shaping the role of women in the military, insights from her memoir “Wings of Change,” and her invaluable advice for aspiring leaders. This episode is a unique opportunity to learn from a groundbreaking military leader.