Power Play Podcast: An 'Asian Nato'?

Soldiers march to position during an anti-invasion drill on the beach during the annual Han Kuang military drill in Tainan, Taiwan, on Sept 14, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS

Synopsis: On the third Friday of every month, The Straits Times examines various facets of the US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

Join Charissa Yong and Danson Cheong - ST’s US and China correspondents respectively based in Washington DC and Beijing - as they chat about the prospect or possibility of an "Asian Nato".

Nato is the well-known US-led military alliance in Europe. But how likely is a similar scenario in Asia? And what will this mean for China, which has been vocal about its concerns?

Highlights (click/tap above):

0:40 What recently triggered this talk of an "Asian Nato"? What was China's response?

2:31 Are we seeing the makings of an "Asian Nato”? How did we get to this point?

4:45 A solidifying shift against China in the region? 

8:17 Will we see Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea join Nato?

Produced by: Charissa Yong (charyong@sph.com.sg), Danson Cheong (dansonc@sph.com.sg), Eden Soh and Teo Tong Kai

Edited by: Teo Tong Kai

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