DRI Future Tense

Through conversations with thought leaders, DRI Future Tense simultaneously focuses on the big picture and hidden details that are shaping seismic shifts in Asia-Pacific geopolitics.

October 5, 2021

Bad Debt: Evergrande and China

Nathan Handwerker, co-founder of The China Guys, talks to DRI's Director of Research Abhijnan Rej about the Evergrande crisis, China's real estate and banking sectors, and the future trajectory of the Chinese economy.
September 16, 2021

AI and Future War: Dissecting the Hype

Researcher Maaike Verbruggen and DRI's Director of Research Abhijnan Rej discuss artificial intelligence and war, and probe the role of narratives and the sociology shaping how emerging tech is portrayed.
September 2, 2021

Afghanistan’s Shadow Over South Asia

South Asian security expert Dr. Avinash Paliwal speaks with DRI's Director of Research Abhijnan Rej on how the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan could reshape South Asia's security environment, and how regional powers – independent of their relationship with the Taliban – remain apprehensive about what the future might hold.
August 19, 2021

Afghanistan: Analysis and Expectation

Author and defense policy expert Van Jackson discusses the analytical tradecraft lessons of the Afghanistan debacle with DRI Director of Research Abhijnan Rej.