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Geopolitics

What Happened in Kazakhstan – A View from Almaty

Thursday 20th January 2022

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Madina Ashilova, who is based in the Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, reflects on her experiences during the unrest.

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Economy

Why MSMEs Hold the Key to Asia’s Climate and Inclusion Challenges

Thursday 20th January 2022

Economies across the region will have to rethink trade finance, and accelerate the use of technology to drive inclusivity.

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Geopolitics

Where China-US Relations are Heading

Thursday 13th January 2022

The virtual summit between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden last November has signaled the possibility of better communication and more effective diplomacy between both countries

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Economy

Supply-Chain Stress: The Pursuit of Resilience

Thursday 13th January 2022

Supply-chain strains must be addressed with urgent action, but this will require the collaboration of various parties whose values may not align.

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Covid-19

The Road to Reopening Hong Kong

Thursday 6th January 2022

The government should introduce a vaccine pass by March 2022. Here is why.

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Covid-19

The International Pandemic Preparedness Treaty and an Emerging Digital Divide

Wednesday 5th January 2022

Pandemic preparedness should include a range of digital health capabilities with a view to minimizing the digital divide.

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Health

The Wild Boar and Us: Taking on the Public-Health Risks

Thursday 16th December 2021

The proliferation of wild boar in Hong Kong, mainland China and worldwide is prompting policies to control them and head off a potentially major threat to human health.

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Population & Society

China’s Food Culture is Changing – Why it Matters

Wednesday 15th December 2021

A chronicle of current food trends and the danger of bifurcation into two systems – one focused on low cost and value, the other on nutrition and quality.

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Geopolitics

The Roots of the China-US Financial Cold War

Thursday 9th December 2021

A look at the sources of the severe and and still growing financial imbalances between the US and China and the geopolitical and geo-economic tensions they have caused.

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Geopolitics

Covid-19, US-China Competition – and a Multipolar Future?

Wednesday 8th December 2021

The pandemic has given rise to an unstable bipolarity that, if left to deteriorate, could pave the way to a multipolar future.

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Geopolitics

Is Japan the Role Model for Middle-Power Diplomacy?

Thursday 2nd December 2021

Japan could demonstrate how a middle power can successfully set a path through the treacherous terrain of the great power rivalry.

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Geopolitics

Testing Indo-Pacific Security Partnerships: India’s Deployment of Russian Missiles

Thursday 2nd December 2021

Washington must consider India’s key role in challenging China, both within and outside the emerging Quad framework.

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Geopolitics

Digital Trade in the Indo-Pacific: A New Flashpoint in the US-China Rivalry

Thursday 25th November 2021

Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.

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Covid-19

Why I Left Hong Kong: The Hidden Crisis of Covid-19

Thursday 25th November 2021

A personal reflection on leaving Hong Kong due to its public-health policies and the pressures they imposed.

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Media, Science & the Arts

Reporting Facts to Power: What the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Means for Journalism

Thursday 18th November 2021

This could be a spark that inspires reporters to focus on getting the facts right amid the deluge of false and misleading information spread by social media.

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Media, Science & the Arts

Welcome to the Museums of Lifelong Learning

Wednesday 17th November 2021

The arts and culture sector can lead the way in healing the world after the pandemic and bridging divides.

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Population & Society

Bangladesh Balances its Relations with Major Powers: Why the Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees is Unlikely

Thursday 11th November 2021

Diplomacy is not working and Myanmar, now under military rule and isolated by the international community, seems disinterested.

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Economy

China’s Intensified Private Commercial Engagement in Africa

Thursday 11th November 2021

There is growing evidence that private Chinese entrepreneurs operating in the continent do benefit from their connections with the Chinese state.

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