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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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Geopolitics

Seeking Strategic Sovereignty: The EU’s Relationship With China and the Indo-Pacific

Thursday 4th November 2021

How the bloc tackles this difficult diplomatic test as well as related complicated challenges will determine the global role and status of the EU.

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Geopolitics

After Merkel: Germany, the European Union and China

Thursday 4th November 2021

How and why the legacy of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the election results and a Social Democrat-led coalition government may change the German and EU approach to East Asia

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Economy

The OECD Has Brokered a Global Tax Agreement – Should Asian Countries Care?

Thursday 28th October 2021

Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?

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Economy

Climate Change, the Energy Crisis and Covid-19: A Post-Bretton Woods Solution for the Main Street Economy

Wednesday 27th October 2021

A dual currency system would allow governments to control the sudden surge of excess funds flowing from the financial economy into the real economy.

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Economy

Common Prosperity: A Conundrum for China

Thursday 21st October 2021

Beijing now has to negotiate a trickier passage: meeting the ever-increasing needs of the people for a better livelihood and combatting uneven and inadequate development.

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Politics

The Nature of the Putin Regime: A Case of Successful Political Mimicry

Wednesday 20th October 2021

In his initial years in power Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to tap into people’s nostalgia, presenting himself as a Soviet-style leader.

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Environment

How Jump-Starting China’s Circular Economy Strategy Can Bolster its Net-Zero Climate Ambitions

Wednesday 13th October 2021

Drawing on its own experience and lessons from other nations, China could portray the circular economy as a future-proof, carbon-neutral economic development model.

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Environment

Why Efforts to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals are Flagging: An Emerging Economy Perspective

Tuesday 12th October 2021

The pathway to 2030 is likely to be set by the standards, practices, and policies of the non-state business sector.

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Geopolitics

Can the US and EU Cooperate to Set International Standards for Emerging Technologies?

Thursday 7th October 2021

While the two parties share many interests on which their cooperation is based, they still diverge significantly in their approaches to technology and data.

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Geopolitics

Is Transnational Data Governance Broken?

Thursday 7th October 2021

Dividing data into jurisdictional compartments and potentially data storage centers and the internet, too, would be a regressive move.

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Geopolitics

AUKUS and the Challenge of Asserting ASEAN Centrality in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday 30th September 2021

ASEAN has been put in an increasingly difficult position if it is to preserve its neutrality, assert its much-prized centrality in the region, and maintain cohesion.

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Geopolitics

Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership Strategy: Aims and Prospects

Wednesday 29th September 2021

Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.

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