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    Crossing the Rubicon: Duterte Moves to End the Philippine-US Alliance

    Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Behind Duterte's façade of triviality and pettiness is a concerted plan to shift the Philippines away from the US and closer to China.

    Rethinking US Alliances and Partnerships as Insurance Contracts

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Alliances and partnerships with the US should be viewed as insurance contracts to hedge against the uncertainties of Beijing’s growing power and influence.

    The Digital Revolution in Healthcare

    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    The big obstacle to full diffusion of technology in health is that best practices and acceptable rules of engagement, ethics and liability have yet to be determined.

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    Population & Society

    Big Picture, Small Scale: Systems Thinking on the Ground

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Tackling development challenges such as climate change and ageing demographics requires an understanding of the many different factors contributing to the problem. Global solutions are not always the answer – local approaches combined with systems thinking can prove more effective, writes veteran management consultant Arun Maira, Chairman of HelpAge International, a global NGO aimed at helping the elderly lead dignified lives.

    Population & Society

    Reckoning with Graying Asia

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    The Asia-Pacific population has been undergoing dramatic aging, which is transforming the region’s demographic landscape beyond recognition. The region is currently ill-equipped to meet this critical challenge, particularly due to a lack of sound and efficient pension systems.

    Health

    Mind Games: The Effects of Air Pollution on Cognition

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Air pollution has countless victims—nearly nine out of ten people across the globe breathe polluted air, according to the World Health Organization. New research suggests that it even reaches the unborn, moving from a mother’s lungs to the placenta and fetus. Not only does it cause health and economic ill-effects, but it also impacts human cognition.

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    Our Leader’s Internal Injury

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    In addition to this China-propelled disease, South Korea is suffering from an internal illness called the loss of leadership.

    Marketing Oscar Winner Bong Joon-ho

    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    The conservative MP who had blacklisted Bong is now touting him as “Korea’s pride” — there is no worse “parasite of the political class” than this.

    Wrong to Make Islamic State Fighters Stateless

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    The revocation of citizenship does not solve terrorism; it instead legitimizes IS as a state.

    Time for Indonesia to Decriminalize Drugs

    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Indonesia would benefit greatly from an approach that ceased to treat drugs as a criminal justice issue but instead treated them as a public health matter.

    The Middle Class and the Problem of Inequity

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    The existence of a middle class is no longer directly related to the level of democracy.

    A Crack in the System

    Thursday, February 6, 2020
    We need to ask ourselves why our era of reform has brought with it a social and moral crisis.

    News from Asia Global Institute

    ARTICLE I REFLECTIONS ON THE G-7 NEW ALLIANCE PARTNERSHIP

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Victor Mponda- Banda, 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute

    Victor Mponda- Banda, 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow, says that the G-7 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Partnership withers in the policy dialogue but offers powerful lessons in development cooperation. Through the account of Malawi’s experience as a New Alliance country, a reflection is worthwhile.

    OP-ED I THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Yoshikazu Kato, Adjunct Associate Professor, Asia Global Institute

    In his regular column in Japanese publication Diamond Online, Yoshikazu Kato, Adjunct Associate Professor of the Asia Global Institute, explores the implications of the Chinese government's fight against the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic.

    OP-ED I CHINA’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

    Monday, February 3, 2020

    Ananth Krishnan, 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute

    China is facing its ultimate test with the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Ananth Krishnan, 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow, gives his take on China’s response to the new virus.

    PODCAST | THE HONG KONG PROTESTS: THE VIEW FROM CAMPUS | ALEJANDRO REYES

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    Alejandro T. Reyes

    Asia Global Institute Director of Knowledge Dissemination Alejandro Reyes speaks with SupChina on the Hong Kong protests.

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