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Environment

The Search for Planetary Peace: Why Boundaries and the Interconnectedness of Species Matter

Thursday 24th November 2022

Without an urgent reset to the pro-growth economic orthodoxy, the planetary immune system for the survival of all species will break down

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Security

Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Law: Taking Inspiration from Europe and the US

Thursday 24th November 2022

Luther Lie of Harvard Law School considers whether the implementation of Indonesia’s recently passed personal data protection law will follow the EU and US initiatives

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Geopolitics

An Emerging G2? The Key to a Working US-China Rivalry is Agency

Thursday 17th November 2022

Alejandro Reyes of the Asia Global Institute argues that China and the US can move towards a competitive and cooperative working rivalry

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Environment

Lessons from Countries Leading the Coal Exodus: Silos are Holding Back the Energy Transition

Wednesday 16th November 2022

Nations can quit coal in a rapid, just and orderly manner but to do so, they need a coordinated mix of policies

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Economy

The Connections World of Asian Business Threatens Future Progress

Thursday 10th November 2022

Authors Simon Commander and Saul Estrin argue that the close relationship between Asia's political elites and business dynasties will impede the region’s future growth

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Development

China’s Super Hydropower Dam and Fears of Sino-Indian Water Wars

Wednesday 9th November 2022

Beijing’s plans to build a hydropower dam in Tibet have sparked fears in Delhi. Oxford's Genevieve Donnellon-May proposes a joint river-basin governance framework

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Technology

Tech Platforms in Australia: Bargaining for a New Paradigm

Thursday 3rd November 2022

James Meese of RMIT University discusses the impact of Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code

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Technology

What the European Union’s Big Tech Trust-Busting Moment Means

Thursday 3rd November 2022

HKU's Bryane Michael illustrates why competition authorities worldwide should go back to basic principles instead of enact fancy, modern sounding laws

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COP27

How Gulf Oil and Gas States Will Play Their Hand at COP27

Thursday 3rd November 2022

While fossil fuels will remain central to many economies, targets must include plans, finance and technology to reduce energy consumption and emissions.

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COP27

Debt Cancellation: No Quick Fix for the Climate Funding Crunch

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

With economic pain worsening, a new solution for developing countries facing difficulties funding climate action is gaining traction.

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COP27

Crises and Geopolitics Weigh Heavily on Global Climate Talks – But Opportunity Awaits

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Frank Jotzo of Australian National University and Wesley Morgan of Griffith University consider the challenges and opportunities of the global climate talks.

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Covid-19

Pandemic Paralysis: China and Hong Kong Remain Stymied by Covid

Thursday 27th October 2022

Hong Kong should end its piecemeal approach to exiting zero Covid and abandon remaining restrictions, while the mainland China should use the city as a model.

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Politics

Without Irony, India Rejoices at Rishi Sunak’s Rise

Wednesday 26th October 2022

Vasuki Shastry of Chatham House examines the unappreciated irony of Sunak’s achievement, given the politics and society of India today.

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Politics

Nationalism and (False) Eurasianism in Today’s Russia

Thursday 20th October 2022

To explain the context of Russian nationalism today, Dmitry Shlapentokh documents how Eurasianism has shifted from ideology and national ideal to geopolitical claim

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Population & Society

Lessons for Social Innovation from Post-Soviet Countries

Thursday 20th October 2022

From his research, 2022 AsiaGlobal Fellow Bakhrom Radjabov draws lessons for creating the supportive environment needed for effective social innovation

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Economy

As Food Prices Rocket, India’s Social Safety Nets are Strained

Thursday 13th October 2022

Inflation is threatening food security in India and placing strains on key social safety nets such as ration schemes and subsidy programs

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Politics

Controlling the Narrative: Historical Distortion and the Case of the Philippines

Thursday 13th October 2022

University of Hong Kong historian Nicolo Ludovice examines the practice of historical distortion, focusing on the case of the Philippines

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Environment

Flooded Nation: Indonesia Builds a Disaster-Ready Culture

Thursday 6th October 2022

An outline of efforts to address the environmental disaster and mitigate the risks.

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