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China

China and the Gulf Nations in a Changing World: The Opportunities and Challenges of Deeper Engagement

Thursday 22nd July 2021

While ties between China and the Gulf states have a strong foundation and great potential, the road ahead is not without challenges.

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American Foreign Aid and its Consequences for Human Rights Protection in Southeast Asia

Wednesday 21st July 2021

Converging interests of donor and recipient, together with the domestic legitimacy of the beneficiary government, affect the scope of repression in aid-receiving states.

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Indonesia

Crisis Leadership Tested: Indonesia’s Response to a Covid-19 Second Wave

Thursday 15th July 2021

The country may be better served if President Joko Widodo signals a commitment to democracy by not running for a third term.

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Global

Don’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste: The Danger of Treating Covid-19 as Endemic

Thursday 15th July 2021

The Covid-19 crisis should be regarded as a rare opportunity for a global reset.

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China

Shedding Light on Children’s Digital Rights

Thursday 8th July 2021

Why parents should be more circumspect when using technology to stay connected with their children.

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Global

Leave No One Behind: How to Include Civil Society in the Cybersecurity Debate

Thursday 8th July 2021

Efforts to enhance cybersecurity should include the participation of NGOs and the groups they serve to ensure that the civil society sector is not left exposed to risks.

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China

Turn to the East: Russia's View of the Indo-Pacific

Wednesday 30th June 2021

A look at Moscow’s relationships in Asia, particularly its growing alignment with Beijing and its skepticism of the emerging “free and open Indo-Pacific” concept.

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China

The New “Cold War” – and Why The US Cannot Win It

Tuesday 29th June 2021

The past success of the US came not through projecting values such as democracy and freedom but by expanding its economy and borrowing from authoritarian playbooks.

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China

China’s Three-Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late?

Thursday 24th June 2021

A closer look at the sea change in attitudes from condemnation and coercion to facilitation and encouragement.

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China

Will China's Three-Child Policy Address its Demographic Woes?

Thursday 24th June 2021

The addition of two more dependents is likely to prove overwhelming for most families’ resources.

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Biden’s Build Back Better World: Making Multilateralism Great Again?

Thursday 17th June 2021

The US is pushing a democratic values-driven foreign-policy strategy that it hopes can make multilateralism work again.

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The Olympics and Covid-19: Suga’s Run for Political Gold

Thursday 17th June 2021

Could the prime minister take a victory lap after a successful Games and then bag the gold at the polls?

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ASEAN

Even the British are Coming: ASEAN and the Internationalization of the South China Sea

Thursday 10th June 2021

While ASEAN welcomes great-power and partner support, member states are wary not to push Beijing too far.

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Indonesia

Past is Prologue: Indonesia’s Foreign Debt and the Pandemic

Thursday 10th June 2021

The concern should not be about the level of debt but about how the country deploys the financing and whether it is able to implement further structural reforms.

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China

Chip Wars and Decoupling: China and the US’s Semiconductor Plays

Thursday 3rd June 2021

In the long run, the impact on China will be limited.

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Asia Pacific

Decoupling and Diversification: China, the Belt and Road, and the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

A closer look at the initiatives to create alternate global supply chains that are durable, resilient and less reliant on China.

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China

After the Moon-Biden Summit, Can Kim Jong-un Seize the Geopolitical Moment?

Thursday 27th May 2021

Neither Moon Jae-in nor Joe Biden would be fully satisfied with the outcomes but their Washington meeting was a welcome return of mature diplomacy.

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China

Dazed and Confused: A Divided Duterte Administration Confronts and Appeases China

Wednesday 26th May 2021

What does the president's reaction, or lack thereof, mean?

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