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.

    Coherent Vision: How the Asia Pacific Can Drive Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

    Thursday, October 8, 2020
    APEC should lay out a strategic framework that sets a positive direction for reform and growth for the region and gives businesses the confidence to plan for the future.


    Asian Politics Needs a Youthful Disruption

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    A mentorship program to develop and guide the next generation of Asian leaders is urgently needed.

    Hong Kong’s “Special Trading Status” with the United States: What is at Stake?

    Thursday, June 4, 2020
    Washington’s threats to end Hong Kong’s special trade status could call into question the city's presence as a separate customs entity and international trading hub.

    Shaping the Political Narrative of Hong Kong’s Opposition Movement

    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    What has kept the Hong Kong protests going? 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow Massimiliano Santini believes it's all about political narrative.

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    A Long Way Since 1962: The Relationship with China has Changed

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    To regain global stature, India has to continue to focus on its domestic economic capability and human capital. There are no short cuts to global power and influence.

    At This Turning Point, Take Control of Our Own Destiny

    Friday, August 21, 2020
    All countries share the common desire to seek a solution. This presents a great opportunity.

    What Did We Do To Baby River and Her Mother?

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    The collective decision was to keep her in jail – probably on trumped-up charges. Never mind the consequences to her health, and to her baby’s life. Shame.

    Learn from History to Meet the Needs of the Disabled

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    The hope is that statistics will help guide the implementation of policies for building a more inclusive and just society for all.

    The Government’s Failure of Communication

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    The government is sagging under the weight of its innumerable spokespeople.

    Amid the Pandemic, the Constant Battle Against Malaria

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    Countries may need to take “unprecedented” measures to ensure malaria services such as case finding and disease treatment can continue running.

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    Quantitative History Webinar Series: Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    Before the 17th century, trade across Eurasia was mostly conducted in short segments along the Silk Route and Indian Ocean. Business was organized in family firms, merchant networks, and state-owned enterprises, and dominated by Chinese, Indian, and Arabic traders. Around 1600 the first two joint-stock corporations, the English and Dutch East India Companies, were established. In his book Going the Distance, Ron Harris of Tel-Aviv University tells the story of overland and maritime trade without Europeans, of European Cape Route trade without corporations, and of how large-scale, impersonal organizations arose in Europe to control long-distance trade for more than three centuries. In this webinar, Harris shares his insights into the history behind a cornerstone of the modern economy, and how this organizational revolution contributed to the formation of global trade and the creation of the business corporation as a key factor in Europe’s economic rise.

    AsiaGlobal Paper: China's Rise, Deglobalization and the Future of Indo-Pacific Governance

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    International politics has shifted from unipolarity to bipolarity. This is accompanied by rising China-US strategic rivalry fueled by incompatible visions of international governance. Meanwhile, social discontent is widespread around the world, which stems from unequal distribution of globalization’s costs and benefits. These two trends are reducing the prospects for global security and prosperity, leaving countries to fend for themselves in an increasingly polarized state-centric order. In this AsiaGlobal Paper, Professor David Arase of the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies discusses the potential impact of these developments on the future of the Indo-Pacific region.

    AGI x AGF Webinar: Evaluating Africa's COVID-19 Responses - Managing Risks & Setting Priorities

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    As the pandemic continues to ravage the world, what policy responses should African governments take to secure livelihoods and economic recovery while containing the virus? Besides debt relief from the World Bank and other multilateral institutions, what else could be done to provide the fiscal space to help African countries survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world? How do geopolitics, particularly the US-China strategic competition, affect Africa’s fight against the pandemic? AsiaGlobal Fellows Charity Amayaenvbo (Nigeria), George Lwanda (South Africa), Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu (Zimbabwe) and Kadidia Konare (Mali) offer on-the-ground insights into Africa’s Covid-19 responses.

    AsiaGlobal Paper: "The Decline of the West": What is it, and Why Might it Matter?

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The international order created under the auspices of “American hegemony” appears to be unraveling during the erratic and nationalistic leadership of Donald Trump, and the growing geopolitical and geo-economic competition between the US and China. In this AsiaGlobal Paper, Mark Beeson of the University of Western Australia analyzes these developments by putting them in historical context, considering what was distinctive about the “rise of the West” and explaining why the relative decline of American influence may prove so consequential.