Rebuilding Interconnections: Russia, India and the International North-South Transport Corridor

    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    The lesser-known International North-South Transport Corridor could prove a rival to the Belt and Road Initiative if it overcomes financing issues and ongoing conflict

    China, Russia and the EU: Forging a Cooperative Relationship in the Eastern Partnership Region

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Moscow is receptive to the Belt and Road Initiative because it promotes a multipolar world and bolsters China’s global stance in counterbalance to American hegemony

    International Education’s Rebound: Rebranding – or Renaissance?

    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    Border closures and movement restrictions have cleared campuses, while both educational institutions and students have had to shift to digital, remote learning.


    Decoupling: Trump’s Challenge to the Global Order

    Thursday, August 13, 2020
    The Trump administration’s insistence on a geopolitical confrontation with Beijing is spooking potential allies.

    Resolving the China-US Competition and the Greater Global Challenge

    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    Any accelerated decoupling of the US and Chinese economies is bound to have serious implications for the trading, technology and financial partners of both nations.

    The China-US Technological Competition and its Opportunity Costs

    Thursday, December 12, 2019
    The US-China trade dispute is much more than a battle over a US$420 billion deficit, what the tensions are really about is a race for “geo-technological” superiority.

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    Society Faces Challenges Beyond the Cycles of Protests

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    We have to learn how to deal with challenges and resolve them peacefully and democratically.

    Marcos Revisited: He Didn’t Have Strong Policies

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    The Philippines’ main problem is that it never had a “strong” state with a combination of “policy autonomy” and “functional capacity”.

    Biden Win a Boon or Bane?

    Friday, September 11, 2020
    If Biden wins, Thailand must prepare a new strategy to "renew" and "reinvent" engagement with the US that will be tougher on China, human rights and democracy.

    Foreign Worker Employment: A Modern Form of Slavery

    Friday, August 28, 2020
    Sadly, today’s foreign labor system is reminiscent of the old days, with the oppressed continuing to suffer and the oppressors perpetuating an unfair system.

    With China as Backdrop, New Delhi’s Moscow Watch

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    A world split into two blocs would be detrimental to the interests of both New Delhi and Moscow.

    In the Pandemic, Competence is Essential but Difficult to Find

    Monday, August 3, 2020
    Without any competence or track record of public concern, individuals ask to be chosen without offering any honorable outcome that is credible.

    News from Asia Global Institute

    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.