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China

Exporting Chinese Governance: Challenges and Issues

Thursday 30th July 2020

China’s model of governance is both powered and restricted by its apparent immunity to the attractions of democracy, and is a source of anxiety to friend and foe alike.

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Global

A Risk-Based Approach to Coronavirus and Crisis Planning

Thursday 30th July 2020

Health authorities must adopt a targeted approach so that different populations or population segments are treated differently based on their relative risk assessment.

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ASEAN

Vulnerability and Resilience: Technology and Covid-19 Should Initiate Reskilling

Thursday 23rd July 2020

As Covid-19 grips the world, the Filipino workforce looks increasingly vulnerable, despite strong growth in recent years.

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ASEAN

After Covid-19 Success: Vietnam’s Economic Opportunities and Challenges

Thursday 16th July 2020

Vietnam will have to improve in a number of areas – including sustainability and infrastructure – to maintain any kind of post-pandemic economic momentum.

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Bangladesh

The Interplay between Corruption and Development: Bangladesh’s LDC Graduation

Thursday 16th July 2020

The country’s deeply rooted corruption and fragile political institutions should be a source of continuing concern to the international community.

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Global

How the Coronavirus is Pushing Higher Education Online

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Countries around the word must rethink the online learning model, argues Shai Reshef, Founder and President of University of the People.

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Asia Pacific

When a Disease Uncovers Digital Divides

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Educational and employment exclusions due to the digital divide have been exacerbated by the lockdowns caused by this unprecedented public-health crisis.

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China

The India-China Conflict: Covid-19 and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Wednesday 8th July 2020

To preserve peace and prosperity, India, China and Pakistan need to move from confrontation in the Himalayas to cooperation around the negotiating table.

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China

After Covid-19, Japan Recalibrates its Foreign Policy

Thursday 2nd July 2020

The diminished prestige of China and the US will prompt Japan to step up engagement with like-minded powers to reinforce stability and the existing rules-based order.

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China

Why Did the Bloody Galwan Clash Take Place?

Wednesday 1st July 2020

A repeat of the clash is inevitable if Delhi cannot shake off the specter of Nehru and reconsider its relations with Beijing, writes a Chinese South Asia expert

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Koreas

The Eight Steps of North Korean Brinkmanship: Is This Time Different?

Thursday 25th June 2020

Pyongyang’s increasing assertiveness makes the current confrontation more dangerous to regional and global stability than usual.

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ASEAN

Two Decades On, ASEAN’s Fragile Safety Net is Untested

Wednesday 24th June 2020

The purpose of the Chiang Mai Initiative should be renewed and deploying it would be a step towards ASEAN regional financial integration.

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China

The China-India Confrontation in Ladakh: Three Explanations

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Beijing and Delhi will have to do much to repair trust, stabilize their border, and promote cooperation in the years ahead.

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Asia Pacific

How Not to Respond to China

Thursday 18th June 2020

As China pursues a more assertive foreign policy, other countries should push back whenever Beijing over-reaches, writes former Australian foreign minister Gareth Evans

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Asia Pacific

After the Nuclear Deal: China and Iran Tread Carefully

Thursday 11th June 2020

Tehran and Beijing must tread carefully, given the numerous overlapping spheres of interest in a volatile area of the world, US pressure and the impact of Covid-19.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s “Special Trading Status” with the United States: What is at Stake?

Thursday 4th June 2020

Washington’s threats to end Hong Kong’s special trade status could call into question the city's presence as a separate customs entity and international trading hub.

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China

Resolving the China-US Competition and the Greater Global Challenge

Thursday 28th May 2020

Any accelerated decoupling of the US and Chinese economies is bound to have serious implications for the trading, technology and financial partners of both nations.

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China

US-China Competition: It’s the Economy, Thucydides

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Graham Allison’s “Thucydides trap” is not a trigger for war, but only the pre-condition for hegemonic conflict.

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