On A Foreign Affair, how individual states are struggling to ensure a legitimate voting process for the November US presidential elections; how the race to find a vaccine has revitalised espionage as dominant nations compete against each other and how has the pandemic set back Indonesia's progress as one of the star Asian nations in the 21st century.


  • Amanda Hodge, South East Asia correspondent for The Australian
  • Stephen Loosley, former ALP senator and non-resident senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre
  • Katherine Mansted, senior advisor for public policy at the National Security College at the ANU.