March 19th, 2015
Episode 297 of 1761 episodes
The founding of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in China, as an alternative to the US-EU dominated World Bank and IMF, illustrates the growing power and influence of Asia, and China in particular. Should we be concerned? One of Asia’s leading public intellectuals, Kishore Mahbubani, argues this will be a new golden era of peace and prosperity for the region. Also in this edition of Between the Lines, another instalment in the program’s occasional series: With the Benefit of Hindsight. This time, Tom Switzer reflects on the decision to invade Iraq in 2003.