India’s Covid Crisis: Minimum Government, Minimum Governance

    Thursday, May 6, 2021
    The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.

    The Covid-19 Crisis and the Failure of Educated India

    Thursday, May 6, 2021
    We should have known better.

    Sense and Sensitivities: China and Hollywood at Odds in the Cinema World

    Thursday, April 29, 2021
    Hollywood’s relationship with China — a marriage of convenience headed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.


    Empires and Opportunism: Russia, Iran and China

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    Tehran now hopes to find a more solid partner in a China that is prepared to challenge and compete with a weakened US and Russia.

    The Interplay between Corruption and Development: Bangladesh’s LDC Graduation

    Thursday, July 16, 2020
    The country’s deeply rooted corruption and fragile political institutions should be a source of continuing concern to the international community.

    Russia, China and Central Asia: Cooperation over Competition

    Thursday, February 6, 2020
    Central Asia has become an important arena of collaboration for Russia and China, with Moscow focusing on the region's security and Beijing promoting trade and commerce

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    From Mao To Modi: The Link Between Great Power And Great Suffering

    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    The prime minister neither expresses adequate remorse, nor sufficient compassion.

    Close Real Estate Tax Loophole

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    Without this loophole, each of the top three property owners in the country would be subject to over US$8 million in real estate taxes.

    A Strategic Solution To End The Conflict In Papua

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    The government will only receive more criticism from various parties for violating human rights by classifying the group as terrorists but keeping military actions secret

    Biden Administration Statement Reverts To The Old One-China Framework

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021
    Close attention must be paid to how Taiwan’s status is supported or hindered by US policy.

    Time For Barristers To Wake Up

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    Hong Kong barristers should call for Harris to resign as chairman.

    Why The UK’s Plan To Establish An Anti-China Alliance of Democracies Has Failed

    Monday, May 3, 2021
    There are far more important issues to solve such as the Covid-19 crisis, the need for sustainable economic development, and climate change.

    News from Asia Global Institute

    The Future of Global Value Chains in the Post-Covid-19 Economy

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    Pol Antràs, Heiwai Tang

    The past decades have seen the substantial globalization of the world economy. The debate has long begun, however, over whether the world economy has already de-globalized — and whether extraordinary global events such as Covid-19 pandemic have shaken the global economy, creating unprecedented threats to global value chains (GVCs). Based on his paper, “De‐Globalisation? Global Value Chains in the Post‐COVID‐19 Age”, Professor Pol Antràs of Harvard University examines the key drivers for the future of globalization and how major economies within the GVCs would need to react in the post-pandemic world.

    Pandemic, Inequalities, Human Rights, and Nation States

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Alejandro Reyes

    In a webinar conducted by the Canadian International Council, Alejandro Reyes, director of knowledge dissemination at the Asia Global Institute, analyzed alongside other experts how the concepts of pandemics, inequalities, human rights and nation states are interconnected in the globalized world.

    BRI and China's Railway Expansion in Southeast Asia

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    David M Lampton, Heiwai Tang

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been framed as a strategy that improves regional connectivity while strengthening infrastructure, investment and trade ties between China and other countries, particularly those in Asia. In this webinar, David M Lampton of Johns Hopkins University, co-author of “Rivers of Iron: Railroads And Chinese Power In Southeast Asia”, examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system that connects the country with its seven Southeast Asian neighbors, including Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. He also highlights the political strengths and weaknesses of the plan and evaluate the abilities of impacted countries to respond to the BRI.

    Towards a New Era of Great Power Rivalry

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Danny Quah, Heiwai Tang

    Great power competition has again forced its way into the consciousness of the global public. Nevertheless, the new round of competition is evolving with unprecedented uncertainties. The two most powerful states in the world, the United States and China, are expected to be at the centre of this contest. Based on his paper “Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order”, Professor Danny Quah of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy examines the competition between the great powers and the current state of the world order. Using the marketplace model, he also demonstrates the application of the model to understand the role of Southeast Asian countries, such as Indonesia and India, in US-China relations.