STATE OF ASIA: James Crabtree
Episode 4 of the State of Asia Podcast
James Crabtree leads the growing research team of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore, focused on the Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining the IISS, James was a Singapore-based author and journalist, and an Associate Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. His best-selling 2018 book, The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age was shortlisted for the FT / McKinsey book of the year. From 2011 to 2016 he led reporting on Indian business as the Mumbai bureau chief for the Financial Times. Before all that, and after finishing an education at Harvard and the London School of Economics, James was a non-resident fellow in the Asia-Pacific program at Chatham House and a senior policy advisor in the U.K. Prime Minister's office under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
In this episode of the STATE OF ASIA podcast, he talks about the effects of increasing tensions between China and other great powers on Southeast Asia. We also talk about whether this is still 'the Asian Century' we expected it to be. And James shares which country particularly surprises him.
James will be in Zurich to speak at the STATE OF ASIA Conference on November 10, 2022, where he will be joined by many others of our trusted experts. For more details, the full speaker line-up, and information on how to get tickets, click here.
STATE OF ASIA podcast
episode 4 – published October 17, 2022
Host: Nico Luchsinger, Executive Director, Asia Society Switzerland
Producer: Remko Tanis, Programs and Editorial Manager, Asia Society Switzerland