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Economy

Can the World Trade Organization be Reformed?

Thursday 19th May 2022

An examination of the prospects for reform of the global body and the governance of world trade.

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Money

Can Digitalization Help Asia Finally Solve its Financial Inclusion Challenge?

Thursday 19th May 2022

Financial technology applications need to go beyond payments systems to provide a wide array of services, from lending to insurance, to new and existing banking customers

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Politics

Australia’s Choice: Back to the Future?

Thursday 12th May 2022

Australians will make a pivotal choice as they consider the country’s divided society, strained relationships in the region and future-readiness.

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Population & Society

Should Governments Legalize Three-Parent Babies?

Wednesday 11th May 2022

2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow Florencia Daud discusses the limits and dilemmas of maternal spindle transfer.

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Geopolitics

Post-Duterte Philippine Foreign Policy: A Matter of Change – or of Seeking Equilibrium?

Thursday 5th May 2022

The real issue is whether the new leader can find an appropriate balance in dealing with the two major powers in the Indo-Pacific region – China and the United States.

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Economy

Is Tax Policy Delivering Enough Support to the Chinese Economy?

Thursday 5th May 2022

Will broad business liquidity support and efforts to bolster the labor market turn out to be necessary?

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Population & Society

The Third Eye: Buddhist Perspectives on the Future of Asia and the World

Thursday 28th April 2022

How to make sense of the volatile, fast-changing world – and how to address the governance challenges it poses?

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Population & Society

From “Over-Represented” to “Dangerous” Minority: A Comparison Between Chinese Americans and Soviet Jews

Wednesday 27th April 2022

Historian Dmitry Shlapentokh of Indiana University South Bend outlines the reasons why the US might be falling behind in the high-tech race.

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Geopolitics

The Ukraine War: Debunking Putin’s Propaganda and the Realist Rationale

Thursday 21st April 2022

The Russian president will go down in history as the figure of this era who has done the most harm and caused so much tragedy.

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Environment

How Southeast Asia Governs Climate Change: Multiple Contexts, Multiple Tensions

Thursday 21st April 2022

A summary of lessons learned from climate governance in ASEAN.

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Money

The Geography of Digital Money

Thursday 14th April 2022

With the emergence of Bitcoin and other decentralized crypto-currency and central bank digital money, governments must now act like strategic oligopolists.

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Geopolitics

Behind the US Concessions to the EU on Transatlantic Data Transfers

Wednesday 13th April 2022

Fundamental differences between the approaches of the two sides to data governance remain.

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Population & Society

Identity and Citizenship: Pressures and Prejudices of Nation-States

Thursday 7th April 2022

Nationhood, citizenship and identity are more and more intertwined and complex in the globalized world.

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Money

Weaponization of Global Finance: Implications for Asia and China’s Regional Role

Thursday 7th April 2022

This punitive action will prompt economies in Asia to enhance their own mechanisms for support in financial crises and, over time, to reduce reliance on the US dollar.

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Geopolitics

Misreading Strategic Intent: The Border Stand-Off and China-India Relations

Thursday 31st March 2022

If Beijing wants to recruit India to China’s efforts at reshaping the world order, it will have to be sensitive to New Delhi’s deliberate geopolitical balancing.

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Environment

Science Diplomacy is Required to Avert a South China Sea Ecological Collapse

Wednesday 30th March 2022

Countries in the region should focus on the opportunities offered by science diplomacy.

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Covid-19

China’s Omicron Conundrum: Stress Test for the Zero-Covid Strategy

Thursday 24th March 2022

China faces difficult weeks and months in its struggle to get to the point where it can contemplate treating the coronavirus as endemic.

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Economy

Recipe for Disaster?: Implications of the Ukraine-Russia War on China’s Food Security

Thursday 24th March 2022

Are China's current food security measures sufficient to counter the long-term impact of the Russia-Ukraine war?

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