The Fall of Kabul: Lessons for the Future of Political Islam from the Muslim Brotherhood's Experience in Egypt

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    The swift return to power of the Taliban will have far-reaching and long-term implications for the global Islamic movement.

    Indonesia’s Struggle to Balance Growth and Social Equity

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    Standing in the way are historical and systemic obstacles, not least corruption and environmental decay.

    Japan’s Taiwan Policy – Is Deeper Engagement the New Normal?

    Thursday, September 9, 2021
    Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.


    The Most Vulnerable: The Pandemic’s Impact on Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

    Thursday, August 5, 2021
    Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.

    Shedding Light on Children’s Digital Rights

    Thursday, July 8, 2021
    Why parents should be more circumspect when using technology to stay connected with their children.

    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?

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    Time To Move On From Martial Law?

    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Current President Rodrigo Duterte is implementing the Covid version of martial law right now.

    Vaccination Should Not Be Privatized

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    It is much safer for vaccinations to be supervised by the government.

    Urgently Address The Ultra-Low Birth Rate

    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Failing to address the declining birth rate will have profound negative impact on Singapore’s economy, society and culture.

    The Death Penalty Should Not Be Abolished

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    There should be no gray areas, no room for discretion, in the prosecution and sentencing of cases in which conviction would require capital punishment.

    The Painful Lessons From Vaccine Hesitancy

    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Even if the society’s willingness to receive vaccines has risen sharply, the painful price has already been paid.

    Two Ideas, Two Nations: Looking Back After 75 Years of Independence

    Thursday, September 16, 2021
    I had the best of two Indias. And yet I have regret.

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    Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    Deborah Elms, Heiwai Tang

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) brings together 15 countries in East Asia, including all 10 ASEAN members, in the largest-ever free trade agreement. With the inclusion of China and Japan, RCEP accounts for about 30 percent of the world's GDP and population and has been touted a global trade game-changer. But how does RCEP compare with the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which came into force at the end of 2018 – and what would be the dynamics between the two, neither of which include the US? Will RCEP address the need to bring coherence and rules-based order to regional trade in goods and services in the digital age? In this AGI Public Policy Webinar, Dr Deborah Elms of the Asian Trade Centre examines the implications of the new Asia-Pacific trade arrangements for the future of global trade and regional economic integration.

    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.

    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.