YCW Podcast – Oriana Skylar Mastro: Author, “The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime”

YCW Podcast – Oriana Skylar Mastro: Author, “The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime”

Sam is joined by Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University and U.S. Air Force Reserve officer. Oriana’s new book “The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime” explores case studies of conflicts in Asia, laying out a framework to explain why states do not engage diplomatically with their adversaries.

YCW Podcast – Kyle Jaros: Author, “China’s Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development”

YCW Podcast – Kyle Jaros: Author, “China’s Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development”

Sam sits down with Kyle Jaros, Associate Professor in the Political Economy of China at the University of Oxford. They discuss Kyle’s new book, “China’s Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development”, which uses four provincial case studies in Shaanxi, Jiangsu, Hunan, Jiangxi to analyze the relationships between local leaders, provincial leaders, and Beijing.

YCW Podcast – Jude Blanchette: Author, “China’s New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong”

YCW Podcast – Jude Blanchette: Author, “China’s New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong”

In the first episode of the YCW Podcast, host Sam Colombie interviews Jude Blanchette, Senior Advisor and China Practice Lead at Crumpton Group. They discuss neo-Maoists, the subject of Jude’s new book, “China’s New Red Guards,” which tracks the evolution of neo-Maoists from the early 2000s to today.