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    Japan’s G7 Ambitions, New Security Stance and the Heightened Stakes in the Indo-Pacific

    Thursday, January 19, 2023
    The Japanese prime minister and US president showed strategic unity on countering China but their convergence did not make Japan’s balancing challenge any easier

    Indonesia Pursues Offshore Energy Exploration under China’s Shadow

    Wednesday, January 18, 2023
    Indonesia’s decision to expand offshore energy exploration in controversial waters contested by China signals that Jakarta is prepared to meet the risks

    The Razor’s Edge: Managing Geopolitics and Sustainable Development in Asia

    Thursday, January 12, 2023
    Countries need to reconcile to enable the world to address such existential challenges as climate change, writes Raymond Lam of Buddhistdoor Global

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    No Easy Path: Reinvigorating Hong Kong for the Greater Bay Area Initiative

    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Hong Kong must implement its Northern Metropolis Development Strategy to dovetail with the mainland’s Greater Bay Area initiative.

    Chinese City, Global Hub: Hong Kong’s Future in China’s Greater Bay Area

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    The success of the GBA depends on a range of factors from resolving corporate cultural clashes to working around the geopolitical climate.

    Earth’s Amphibious Transformation: Urbanizing Asia’s Seas

    Thursday, August 12, 2021
    Instead of focusing only on how to control the movement of water, cities should also embrace the ongoing “amphibious transformation” by adapting to life on water.

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    Monkeypox Outbreak: It’s Time to Act, Not Panic

    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    The world is yet to recognize emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases as a genuine threat.

    Don't Give In to the Cooking Oil Mafia

    Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    Cooking oil is one of the basic needs of Indonesians for various purposes, from household to food businesses of all scales.

    Mission Impossible: The Marcos Economic Agenda

    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    The economic picture for the country is complex, requiring extraordinary leadership, technocratic competence and political finesse from the Marcos administration.

    No State Funeral for Abe Without a Discussion of His Merits

    Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    Forcibly making all people mourn the loss may be regarded as too much.

    Are We Playing the Wrong Game with Myanmar?

    Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    The friendly attitude of Thailand towards Myanmar does raise questions and makes people around the world wonder.

    Review Fulbright Scholarship Selection Process

    Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    Did a student's dreams did not come true because the Kim family and their associates shared the scholarships among them?

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    AsiaGlobal Dialogue 2022

    Monday, October 17, 2022

    Asia Global Institute

    Themed Recovery and Reformation: Asia in a Changing Global Economy, AGD 2022 will explore pressing issues such as the global economic outlook, digital transformation, sustainable development and equality, and the new framework for trade and investment in Asia.

    UNIFYING ESG AND SUPPLY CHAIN THINKING: AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION IN THE POST-PANDEMIC ERA - ASIAGLOBAL PAPERS NO. 5

    Monday, January 24, 2022

    Asia Global Institute

    The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the instrumental role of supply chains in delivering economic, human, and societal value. At the same time, the pandemic has heightened interest among academics, businesses, and governments in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In this paper, we argue that in today's hyper-globalized economy, ESG measures are of little value if they do not explicitly incorporate a firm's operations across its entire supply chain. On the other hand, well-calibrated ESG measures should play a central role in firms' day-to-day supply chain management. We present three cases from the COVID-19 pandemic—online platforms, public health supply chains, and vaccine manufacturers—to illustrate the relevance and value of unifying ESG and supply chain thinking. Finally, we spotlight key challenges and opportunities for practitioners and scholars in both ESG and supply chain management.

    THE WORLD NEEDS MORE ASIAN LEADERSHIP IN GLOBAL HEALTH - ASIAGLOBAL PAPERS NO. 6

    Monday, October 10, 2022

    Asia Global Institute

    In the coming decades, Asia will become even more important to global health and the region can, should and must play a larger leadership role in that new global health governance architecture. This paper makes the case for more Asian leadership in global health, defines how that leadership can be demonstrated, and proposes a gradualist approach to increasing Asian leadership in global health. This paper demarcates the scope of Asian leadership in global health, unpacking the two large concepts of global health and Asia; describes the recent history of Asian leadership in global health since the 2000s and analyzes its successes and gaps; and provides a framework for Asian countries to provide leadership in five domains of global health.

    THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON DIGITALIZATION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: A CRISIS WITHIN A CRISIS - ASIAGLOBAL PAPERS NO. 4

    Friday, January 21, 2022

    Asia Global Institute

    While Covid-19 has accelerated the implementation of digitalization with regard to artificial intelligence in Southeast Asia, it has also emphasized the need for reform and structural change in many sectors, notably education, business, healthcare, communications and banking and most importantly has compressed the time frame for those reforms. This paper examines the transition to digitalization in both the public and private sectors in Southeast Asia before and during the Covid-19 acceleration period. It examines the crisis and its unique problems and also the opportunities to install change.

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