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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Dec 12, 2019

This week Ben takes a deep dive into the US-China economic competition over technology, and then discusses intelligence agencies in the Global South. 

Marianne Schneider-Petsinger from the Americas Programme and Yu Jie from the Asia-Pacific Programme explain their recent co-authored report on US-China strategic competition, and Zakia Shiraz from the University of Leicester draws on her recent article in International Affairs to explore the culture and practice of intelligence agencies beyond the 'Five Eyes' alliance. 

Read the Chatham House Research Paper:

US-China Strategic Competition: The Quest for Global Technological Leadership

Read the International Affairs article:

Secrecy, spies and the global South: intelligence studies beyond the 'Five eyes' alliance