Economic Restructuring and Political Governance: Challenges for Asia's Emerging Economies

    Thursday, January 7, 2021
    Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.

    Could China Adopt a Universal Basic Income as a Social-Protection Policy?

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020
    Against the backdrop of China's success in poverty alleviation, the country could explore the benefits of a basic-income guarantee.

    Philanthropy in Post-Pandemic China: Driving Sustainable Development

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
    As the Chinese economy emerges from the pandemic, the philanthropy sector can build on its swift and effective responses to communities affected by Covid-19.


    Covid-19 and ASEAN Cooperation: The State of Play and Ways Forward

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020
    Apart from collaboration in health and medicine, ASEAN has been inconsistent – even confrontational – in matters where cooperation would be the best course of action.

    When a Disease Uncovers Digital Divides

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020
    Educational and employment exclusions due to the digital divide have been exacerbated by the lockdowns caused by this unprecedented public-health crisis.

    Governance and Stability in Cyberspace: What Will it Take?

    Thursday, January 9, 2020
    While governments have long seen cybersecurity as a national concern, the necessity of including non-state actors in relevant policymaking is slowly being recognized.

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    Asia’s Rise Doesn’t Necessarily Mean the West’s Decline

    Friday, January 15, 2021
    East Asian countries must retain some ambiguity to walk a delicate diplomatic tightrope.

    Trumpism: A second American Civil War?

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    Perhaps a better way to understand what is happening is to refer to a much older concept: demagoguery.

    The Helplessness Americans Feel

    Thursday, January 14, 2021
    Americans can use this time to consider the position of Pakistanis who watched their country slip into chaos and carnage during America’s so-called war on terror.

    Do Not Gloat Over Disarray in the US

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    We gloat at our own peril.

    The Missing Policy Pillar in the Time of Covid-19

    Thursday, December 31, 2020
    For those seeking the top jobs of the country, one message: Do the right thing and do it now!

    Neglecting Renewables Could Undermine Energy Independence

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    Investing in cheaper, deflationary renewable energy projects is the better option for PLN and the government.

    News from Asia Global Institute

    Op-ed: Hong Kong Must Reindustrialize to Reinvent its Economy

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    Heiwai Tang, Asia Global Institute

    As US-China tensions continue to escalate amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a global trend of deglobalization, Hong Kong’s role as an economic gateway between mainland China and the rest of the world is likely to shrink in the foreseeable future. In his article in South China Morning Post, Heiwai Tang, associate director of Asia Global Institute, talks about a three-pronged approach for Hong Kong’s third economic transformation and why it must end its reliance on the financial industry.

    Webinar: China's Rise, the Decline of the West, and Deglobalization

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    David Arase, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia; Alejandro T Reyes, Asia Global Institute

    China is challenging the unipolar global order under American hegemony. Increasing nationalistic rhetoric about decoupling and deglobalization, and tit-for-tat trade and other sanctions have heated up the strategic rivalry. In this first AsiaGlobal Papers webinar, David Arase of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Mark Beeson of the University of Western Australia discuss the weakening of US hegemony and Washington’s withdrawal from multilateral engagement, the shift in international politics from a unipolar to a bipolar or multipolar framework, and the geopolitical and economic consequences these shifts will have for the US, China and the Indo-Pacific region. 

    AsiaGlobal Paper: Security of Supply: The Determinants of State Intervention in Emerging Technology Sectors

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

    Vinod K Aggarwal, University of California, Berkeley

    Efforts by Washington and Beijing to promote the development of dual-use technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence and quantum computing have become a core aspect of US-China strategic competition. Understanding what constitutes a “strategic” industry is critically important for both theoretical purposes as well as policymaking. Focusing on nuclear technology and the market for cybersecurity products in United States and China, this paper outlines the variables that shape government decisions to intervene via trade policy and investment rules in these markets.

    Global Thinkers: Rethink and Reshape the Post Covid-19 Global Economy

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

    Mari Pangestu, Michael Spence, Victor K Fung, Asia Global Institute

    Covid-19 has plunged the global economy into its deepest recession since the Great Depression. Lockdowns, shutdowns and travel restrictions have led to bankruptcies, layoffs and a sharp fall in global trade. With economies reopening even as the coronavirus continues to spread, how resilient will be the rebound? And as governments, the business sector and multilateral organizations struggle to reset national, regional and global economies for a post-pandemic world, how will the crisis change patterns of globalization and multilateral cooperation?