Covid-19, Digital Technology and Ensuring Decent Work for Labor Migrants in Asia

    Thursday, February 18, 2021
    The economic downturn has prompted large-scale layoffs and deportations, and the unprecedented wave of returnees will have dramatic implications for national development.

    Untapped Potential: Lessons from Women-Led Healthcare Innovation in Africa

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    The pandemic has accelerated innovation efforts and increased the willingness to conduct higher-risk experimentation. What are some potential lessons for Asia?

    Understanding Xi Jinping: Global Leadership with Chinese Characteristics

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    Yoshikazu Kato of the Asia Global Institute offers an eight-point analysis of the character, thinking, intentions and behavior of China's leader, Xi Jinping.


    The Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent: The Urgent Need for a Climate-Security Governance Architecture

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    Modern security challenges defy national borders. The world must prepare for concerted, coordinated action to prevent predictable cross-border threats.

    Rising from the Ashes: How Australia Should Combat Climate Change

    Thursday, March 5, 2020
    The unprecedented Australian bushfire crisis has been a wake-up call on climate change, highlighting an underlying threat to the country: the lack of water resources.

    Will the Australian Wildfires Crisis Usher in a New Global Climate Security Paradigm?

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Governments worldwide will increasingly have to turn to their armed forces to deal with climate-related disasters, requiring new ways of thinking.

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    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Means Win-Win Cooperation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    The relationship between China and ASEAN will be more balanced and all members of RCEP will be able to achieve common development within a harmonious ecosystem.

    Who is Winning the Park Chung-hee vs Kim Il-sung Battle?

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    Perhaps it is Kim who is triumphant and Park who is the frustrated one.

    When Will The Government Stop Using the Emergency Law?

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    The power to abolish the mask law is in the hands of Legco and government.

    Diversity as a Core Value is Key to Relations with the US

    Monday, February 22, 2021
    The US and Japan may share many fundamental values, but their respective societies differ on the matter of race and ethnic diversity.

    Build A Northeast Asian Anti-Covid-19 Alliance

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    Covid-19 is a threat to not only human life but also economic growth, regional cooperation and effective global governance.

    What the Disengagement With China Means for Asian Geopolitics

    Friday, February 19, 2021
    Whatever the outcome, it will have an impact on external interlocutors such as the US, Russia and China’s other neighbors.

    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?