For the first time, the Thai monarchy is the target of reformists’ ire. Many more Thais are seeking a country that is a truly constitutional monarchy and democracy.
A new dangerous kind of nationalism amalgamating underlying global challenges is on the rise: vaccine nationalism.
A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.
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.
Apart from collaboration in health and medicine, ASEAN has been inconsistent – even confrontational – in matters where cooperation would be the best course of action.
While the longest-serving Japanese leader will rank high among the more memorable and effective of his predecessors, he tended to be more popular abroad than at home.
At stake are who sets the rules for the communications, data and artificial intelligence-driven networks of the future.
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
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
Border closures and movement restrictions have cleared campuses, while both educational institutions and students have had to shift to digital, remote learning.
A stable relationship with China may serve the UK well, as its educational institutions could capitalize on a shift of Chinese students away from Australia.
Covid-19 has thrown UK higher education into crisis, with travel restrictions and public-health concerns causing overseas students to reconsider their study plans.
A more calibrated containment strategy can and should be developed using insights gleaned from big data.
Despite uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus, it could spark efforts to rebuild better cities.
The push-and-pull between China and the US is applying more and more pressure on ASEAN neutrality. Can ASEAN maintain its centrality?