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South Asia

Living in Lockdown: Learning from the Kashmir Experience

Thursday 26th March 2020

How have Kashmiris endured multiple lockdowns over the past 30 years? Physician and AsiaGlobal Fellow Amit Wanchoo offers practical advice on living through a crisis.

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Global

The Blame Game: Asia, Democracy and Covid-19

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Winning the battle against the coronavirus pandemic is not a case of democracy vs. dictatorship or “East vs. West”. What matters are trust, equality and competence.

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ASEAN

Democracy in Southeast Asia: Elites are an Obstacle

Thursday 19th March 2020

Robin Ramcharan of the Asia Centre in Bangkok offers an approach for strengthening democratization in the region.

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Global

Interest Rate Cuts to Fight Coronavirus Impact Will Worsen Inequality

Thursday 12th March 2020

Such interventions only serve to worsen wealth inequality and, as a result, could fuel anti-globalization sentiment.

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Asia Pacific

Rising from the Ashes: How Australia Should Combat Climate Change

Thursday 5th March 2020

The unprecedented Australian bushfire crisis has been a wake-up call on climate change, highlighting an underlying threat to the country: the lack of water resources.

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China

Charity Scandals – or Public Welfare Failure?

Thursday 27th February 2020

Wu Huayan has become a symbol of the failure of many institutions in China, including multiple government health and welfare bodies and some large charities.

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ASEAN

Crossing the Rubicon: Duterte Moves to End the Philippine-US Alliance

Thursday 20th February 2020

Behind Duterte's façade of triviality and pettiness is a concerted plan to shift the Philippines away from the US and closer to China.

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Asia Pacific

Rethinking US Alliances and Partnerships as Insurance Contracts

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Alliances and partnerships with the US should be viewed as insurance contracts to hedge against the uncertainties of Beijing’s growing power and influence.

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Global

The Digital Revolution in Healthcare

Thursday 13th February 2020

The big obstacle to full diffusion of technology in health is that best practices and acceptable rules of engagement, ethics and liability have yet to be determined.

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China

Russia, China and Central Asia: Cooperation over Competition

Thursday 6th February 2020

Central Asia has become an important arena of collaboration for Russia and China, with Moscow focusing on the region's security and Beijing promoting trade and commerce

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Asia Pacific

Will the Australian Wildfires Crisis Usher in a New Global Climate Security Paradigm?

Wednesday 29th January 2020

Governments worldwide will increasingly have to turn to their armed forces to deal with climate-related disasters, requiring new ways of thinking.

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China

India’s China Conundrum

Thursday 23rd January 2020

India and China have been trying to break out of the cycle of diplomatic ups and downs, yet obstacles remain.

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China

Challenging Days Ahead for Taiwan’s Re-elected Leader

Thursday 16th January 2020

In her second term, Tsai Ing-wen will need to navigate a tricky path between hardliners in her pro-independence party and Beijing.

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China

Taiwan’s Elections Highlight a Generation Gap

Thursday 16th January 2020

The Taiwan elections revealed a wide generation gap among voters. A reason for this gulf is the use of social media and different perspectives on divisive social issues.

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Global

Governance and Stability in Cyberspace: What Will it Take?

Thursday 9th January 2020

While governments have long seen cybersecurity as a national concern, the necessity of including non-state actors in relevant policymaking is slowly being recognized.

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ASEAN

Asia 2020: Learn the Lessons of 2019

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Vasuki Shastry, Associate Asia Fellow of Chatham House in London, offers lessons from the past year and considers what they may portend at the beginning of a new decade.

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China

Shaping the Political Narrative of Hong Kong’s Opposition Movement

Thursday 26th December 2019

What has kept the Hong Kong protests going? 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow Massimiliano Santini believes it's all about political narrative.

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ASEAN

Can New ASEAN Chair Vietnam Make Progress on the South China Sea?

Thursday 19th December 2019

Vietnam’s taking the ASEAN chair in January 2020 offers a diplomatic opportunity, says Vietnam scholar Truong-Minh Vu.

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