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Episode Zero: On the 4th May, Donald Trump emerged as the clear Republican nominee for the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. However, with a lack of support among senior Republican leaders; Trump, and the party, must decide how they will adjust to work together. Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, discusses the change of events and what options exist for the Republican Party.
Episode One: With both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Conventions having ended, the U.S. Presidential Race begins. Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director at Gateway House, recaps some of her personal highlights from the conventions and some of the challenges which may lie ahead.
Episode Two: Gateway House recently published a breakdown of the U.S. party platforms and their foreign policy positions. Ambassador Neelam Deo takes the analysis forward by breaking down what the platforms mean for India, the India-U.S. bilateral and the South Asian region.
Episode Three: Continuing our special mini-series on the U.S. Elections and it’s foreign policy implications, Ambassador Neelam Deo discusses the changing U.S.-Russia-EU equation and how scrutiny into expenses into NATO are inevitable.
Episode Four: Our special mini-series on the U.S. Elections and it’s foreign policy implications continues as, Ambassador Neelam Deo examines the changing U.S.-China bilateral, and why it’s imperative for India to take the initiative once a new U.S. President comes to office.
Episode Five: This week in our special mini-series on the U.S. Elections and it’s foreign policy implications, Ambassador Neelam Deo discusses the policy gap between the candidates on the immigration issue, as well as whether the push for STEM visa might change things for Indian students studying abroad.
Episode Six: Our special mini-series on the U.S. Elections and its foreign policy implications continues as Ambassador Neelam Deo discusses the debate over terrorism, in which Trump’s inconsistent policy proposals make predictions difficult, while alliances in South and East Asia are shifting with new military drills announced, as others take place this week.
Episode Seven: This week in our special mini-series on the U.S. Elections and its foreign policy implications, Ambassador Neelam Deo discusses how trade, and megatrade deals such as the TPP in particular, have become a political tool as Trump and Clinton propose vastly differing programmes for trade policy.
Episode Eight: This week in our special mini-series on the U.S. elections and its foreign policy implications, Ambassador Neelam Deo discusses the outcome of the first presidential debate and which candidate came out on top.
Episode Nine: October 4 saw the U.S. Vice Presidential candidates go head to head in their first and only debate. Candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine discussed a range of issues, touching heavily on foreign policy. Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director at Gateway House, discusses the debate and what we might expect in Sunday’s 2nd Presidential Debate.
Episode Ten: Sunday’s second U.S. Presidential Debate finally saw energy enter the political discussion, with much of the debate revolving around the new centerpiece of terrorism, viewers got a deeper insight into the candidates understanding of foreign policy. Ambassador Neelam Deo breaks down the responses and their geopolitical implications and answers the question on everyone’s mind, is the Trump campaign over?
Episode Eleven: In the wake of the third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Ambassador Neelam Deo gives her take on how the debate went, whether there’s been historical precedence on the issue of foreign involvement in the election and how Trump’s ‘suspense’ comment could damage the American democratic system.
Episode Twelve: With less than 2 weeks to go before the election on November 8th, Ambassador Neelam Deo discusses the impact this election may have on the simultaneous race for the U.S. Congress and Senate, as well as the larger effect that this election may have on political discourse around the world.
Episode Thirteen: With less than a week to go before the U.S. Presidential Elections, our special podcast series pivots to Asia where Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director at Gateway House, assesses the Asian perception of the election as well as which candidate is finding support across the region.
Episode Fourteen: Last night, the United States voted Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States. The result reflected a similar degree of shock which previously accompanied the Brexit earlier in 2016. Ambassador Neelam Deo, in the final episode of our special podcast series, discusses what happened last night and what tomorrow will hold.