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China

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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Global

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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Global

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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China

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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ASEAN

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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ASEAN

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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ASEAN

Prioritizing Women’s Economic Security in Southeast Asia

Thursday 23rd September 2021

This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.

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China

In China, the State is Regulating Children’s Work and Play – To What End?

Thursday 23rd September 2021

China should explore more holistic solutions as it seeks to manage the social impact of ubiquitous technological innovation.

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Indonesia

Indonesia’s Struggle to Balance Growth and Social Equity

Wednesday 15th September 2021

Standing in the way are historical and systemic obstacles, not least corruption and environmental decay.

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Afghanistan

The Fall of Kabul: Lessons for the Future of Political Islam from the Muslim Brotherhood's Experience in Egypt

Wednesday 15th September 2021

The swift return to power of the Taliban will have far-reaching and long-term implications for the global Islamic movement.

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China

Japan’s Taiwan Policy – Is Deeper Engagement the New Normal?

Thursday 9th September 2021

Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.

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Global

Getting the WTO Back on Track: The Lengthening Global Trade To-Do List

Wednesday 8th September 2021

Another ministerial conference is approaching later this year and, with a new director-general at the helm, there are hopes for a revival in the global body’s fortunes.

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Philippines

The Social Implications of Philippines-China Security Competition in the South China Sea

Friday 3rd September 2021

The Chinese-Filipino community has called for dialogue and diplomacy but has been branded by some in the Philippines as Chinese first and Filipino second.

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Indonesia

Do You Hear the People Tweet?: The Role of Social Media in Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

Thursday 2nd September 2021

Are Indonesia’s diplomats in danger of being influenced by those who shout loudest on Twitter and Facebook?

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A Roadmap to Build Back Right: The Sharing City

Thursday 26th August 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has re-energized moves to achieve a sharing economy.

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Global

Designing Mental Health into Cities Will be Essential Post Covid-19

Thursday 26th August 2021

Post-Covid-19 resilient cities will be those that take advantage of the built environment to prevent mental ill health.

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Japan

The Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Quest for Unity in Diversity

Thursday 19th August 2021

Early results from surveys indicate that the pandemic-plagued Olympiad had little social impact among young Tokyo residents.

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan at a Crossroads: Perspectives on the Ground

Thursday 19th August 2021

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Jason Yip reflects on the unfolding situation and considers the concerns of ordinary Afghan people.

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