EU-China trade deal, coup in Myanmar & defence training during Covid-19

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At the end of December 2020, the EU and China agreed in principle on a trade deal that will govern bilateral investment. Negotiations for the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment began in 2013 but the strategic environment has changed significantly since then. Brendan Nicholson and Michael Shoebridge weigh the merits of this agreement. Nicholas Coppel, Australian ambassador to Myanmar from 2015 to 2018, speaks with Dr Huong Le Thu about the motivations behind the recent coup in Myanmar, the likelihood of the military holding new elections and whether international responses have done enough so far. Covid-19 has impacted most work environments and the Australian Defence Force’s military training is no exception. Dr John Coyne and Tony McCormack consider both the challenges and benefits of implementing live, virtual and constructive training in the age of Covid. Mentioned in this episode: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/covid-19-means-live-virtual-and-constructive-trainings-time-has-come/ Guests & Presenters: Michael Shoebridge: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/michael-shoebridge Brendan Nicholson: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/brendan-nicholson Dr Huong Le Thu: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/huong-le-thu Dr John Coyne: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/john-coyne Tony McCormack: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/tony-mccormack Credits: Image: via Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/international-flag-myanmar-2694695/ Music: "Bad Guys" by Lobo Loco. Via the FreeMusicArchive: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco

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