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Thailand

The Free People Movements and Political Awakening in Thailand

Thursday 22nd October 2020

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.

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China

What Next for Hong Kong-United States Trade?

Thursday 22nd October 2020

The decision by the United States that Hong Kong products must be labelled Made in China has sparked alarms. Here's what Hong Kong might be able to do in response.

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China

Is Viral Sovereignty the Antidote to Vaccine Nationalism?

Thursday 15th October 2020

A new dangerous kind of nationalism amalgamating underlying global challenges is on the rise: vaccine nationalism.

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Asia Pacific

Post-Covid-19, Will Urbanization Be a Thing of the Past?

Thursday 15th October 2020

A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.

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ASEAN

Coherent Vision: How the Asia Pacific Can Drive Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Thursday 8th October 2020

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.

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ASEAN

Covid-19 and ASEAN Cooperation: The State of Play and Ways Forward

Wednesday 7th October 2020

Apart from collaboration in health and medicine, ASEAN has been inconsistent – even confrontational – in matters where cooperation would be the best course of action.

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Asia Pacific

From Abe to Suga: Japan’s Quest for Inspiring Leadership

Tuesday 29th September 2020

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.

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ASEAN

Asian Politics Needs a Youthful Disruption

Tuesday 29th September 2020

A mentorship program to develop and guide the next generation of Asian leaders is urgently needed.

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China

What’s Next for the US-China Tech War

Thursday 24th September 2020

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

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China

The US “Clean Network” Risks Undermining a Rules-Based Tech World

Thursday 24th September 2020

At stake are who sets the rules for the communications, data and artificial intelligence-driven networks of the future.

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China

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

Thursday 17th September 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

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China

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

Wednesday 16th September 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

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Global

International Education’s Rebound: Rebranding – or Renaissance?

Thursday 10th September 2020

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

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Asia Pacific

Australia’s Loss, Britain’s Gain: How UK Universities Benefit from the Covid-19 Crisis

Wednesday 9th September 2020

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.

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Other Regions

How UK International Education is Navigating the Pandemic

Tuesday 8th September 2020

Covid-19 has thrown UK higher education into crisis, with travel restrictions and public-health concerns causing overseas students to reconsider their study plans.

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Confronting Viral Resurgences: Are Lockdowns the Only Solution?

Thursday 3rd September 2020

A more calibrated containment strategy can and should be developed using insights gleaned from big data.

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Rebuilding Cities Better in the Post-Covid-19 World

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Despite uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus, it could spark efforts to rebuild better cities.

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ASEAN

The China-US Rivalry and the Pandemic: Challenges to ASEAN Neutrality

Thursday 27th August 2020

The push-and-pull between China and the US is applying more and more pressure on ASEAN neutrality. Can ASEAN maintain its centrality?

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