On this edition of ABC's A Foreign Affair the guests discuss the battles facing China's president Xi Jinping, how the US impeachment inquiry reveals the dysfunction of US foreign policy and jailed blasphemer Ahok gets a top appointment in Indonesia's public service.


Natalie Sambhi, executive director of Verve Research, an independent research collective focussed on understanding the relationship between militaries and societies amidst political change in the Indo-Pacific region.

Ryan Manuel, Director of Policy Research at the University of Hong Kong’s Asia Global Institute.

Dr Gorana Grgic, Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre.