Going Viral: Cyber Warfare and the Ethic of Cooperation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021
    Without a mutual understanding of what “cyber warfare” entails, efforts to prevent cyber attacks from escalating into traditional war will prove futile.

    What is Missing from the Debate on Technology in Southeast Asia

    Thursday, January 14, 2021
    For the ASEAN community as a whole to benefit from technology, economics should not be the sole determining driver.

    Economic Restructuring and Political Governance: Challenges for Asia's Emerging Economies

    Thursday, January 7, 2021
    Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.


    What’s Next for the US-China Tech War

    Thursday, September 24, 2020
    The real challenge lies not in the clash between the two major powers but inside the US, which must tackle widening social inequality.

    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.

    Is Covid-19 Driving US-China Economic Decoupling?

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    Instead of bringing nations together, the Covid-19 pandemic is upending global supply chains and creating further distrust of international institutions.

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    The Shameless Governing Class Sows Division for Political Gain

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    The thriving coronavirus politics is more tiring than the pandemic.

    Policy Leadership in a Crisis

    Monday, December 21, 2020
    Policy excellence depends on the capability of the top leader in formulating policies, turning them into actions and controlling their implementation across the nation.

    The state must protect tenants during emergencies

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    The least the government can do is immediately issue orders suspending any form of eviction until the current situation normalizes.

    The US Capitol Siege: Lessons From An Embattled Democracy

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    The US may not be as united or as great as it projects itself to be, but it is nonetheless closer to greatness than authoritarian regimes.

    Zuckerberg Did Not Ban Trump To Save Democracy

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    It is a volte-face, an attempt to change colors before the new US administration takes power and goes after Facebook.

    Cremation Or Burial: A Choice Made By Neither Politics Nor Religion

    Monday, January 18, 2021
    Not all the decisions in a country should be made by politicians.

    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?