The South Caucasus at the Crossroads: Great Powers and Regional Conflict

    Thursday, April 1, 2021
    The major issues at play and ways to resolve the tensions and differences among the countries involved.

    The Belt and Road Has Moved China to Center Stage in World Affairs

    Thursday, March 25, 2021
    A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.

    The Belt and Road and the Pandemic: Impact on Southeast Asia Amid the US-China Rivalry

    Thursday, March 25, 2021
    Beijing is now seeking to turn the tide in its favor through fresh narratives centering on China’s goodwill in providing public goods for international cooperation.


    Is Viral Sovereignty the Antidote to Vaccine Nationalism?

    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    A new dangerous kind of nationalism amalgamating underlying global challenges is on the rise: vaccine nationalism.

    Post-Covid-19, Will Urbanization Be a Thing of the Past?

    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.

    Is the Internet of Things Killing Your Brain Cells?

    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    The dangers of connectivity: Are digital technology and the obsession with mobile devices and apps responsible for human cognitive decline?

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    Manila Can Be Part of the Solution in Myanmar

    Thursday, April 8, 2021
    The Philippine government is at a crossroads in its diplomacy toward Myanmar. It can either be part of the problem or part of the solution.

    The Tragedy in Myanmar: Where Is It Heading?

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    We must keep supporting the Burmese people to stand fast and we must get our government to act and rouse ASEAN to action.

    With Hopes For Reconciliation Fading, Face The Prospect Of Conflict

    Thursday, April 8, 2021
    As Macau and Hong Kong have successively been "returned", Taiwan has become the next "territory" that must be reclaimed.

    Reshaping the Economic Model Will be the Key to Post-Pandemic Prosperity

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Malaysia should step out of the labor-intensive production model and enter the era of high-income and information-intensive production.

    Covid-19 Measures Cannot Be Relaxed

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021
    The government must continue to halt the spread of the virus otherwise the medical system may be overwhelmed even when after the vaccine arrives.

    The Past, Present and Future of Hawker Culture

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    All Singaporeans should play a part in maintaining local hawker culture and support these businesses in the future.

    News from Asia Global Institute

    The EAST Rises – Again: Lessons for Today from China's Past Technological Development

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management

    Four factors have shaped China’s development throughout history: examination, autocracy, stability and technology (EAST). In this inaugural AGI Public Policy Webinar, Professor Yasheng Huang of MIT will present findings on the history of Chinese technological development from its Spring and Autumn Eras (over 700 years before the first millennium) to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1911. He will draw lessons for the applicability of the EAST formula today in understanding China's re-emergence and its impact on Asia and the world.

    Interview: What the Incoming Biden Administration Could Mean for US-China Relations

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Zhiwu Chen, Director, Asia Global Institute 

    Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, shares his views on what the incoming Biden administration could mean for US-China relations and the trend of secondary listings of Chinese companies in Hong Kong on Bloomberg Markets: China Open Full Show.

    Op-ed: Signing of the RCEP

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Heiwai Tang, Associate Director, Asia Global Institute 

    Fifteen countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on November 15, 2020. Heiwai Tang, associate director of Asia Global Institute, discusses the main features of RCEP and its regional impacts in his latest article in the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

    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.