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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Geopolitics

Economic Sanctions Against Russia Could Put the World’s Future at Stake

Thursday 17th March 2022

Are these sanctions as efficient as they seem or claim to be?

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Covid-19

Riding Out Hong Kong’s Omicron Storm: The Consequences of Inaction

Thursday 17th March 2022

What can Hong Kong do to manage through the crisis, reopen and cope with possible future waves of the coronavirus?

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Population & Society

Uncovering Audit Deception: Countering Hidden Social Compliance Violations

Thursday 10th March 2022

Transparentem's investigations into human rights abuses in economies in Asia, and recommendations for how to reform the social auditing industry.

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Geopolitics

Symbolism Over Substance: In the Ukraine Crisis, the EU Steps Up

Thursday 10th March 2022

While the actions of Brussels and Berlin have been portrayed as something of a coming-into-their-own power play, the approach is redolent more of symbolism than substance

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Geopolitics

Power of Norms – or Norms of Power?: India’s Response to the Ukraine Crisis

Thursday 3rd March 2022

While much attention is on how China is approaching the Ukraine crisis, India’s posture could be more revealing of the volatile world of geopolitical rivalries.

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Geopolitics

Balancing Interests and Threats: Challenges for Korea’s Next President

Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Asia Global Institute Fellow William H Overholt examines the geopolitics of Korea, focusing on its efforts to balance relations with China with its dependence on the US.

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Technology

How NFTs are Transforming Culture, Society and Financial Investments

Thursday 24th February 2022

Skeptics have dismissed NFTs as absurd, while enthusiasts call them the wave of the digital future.

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Technology

Play to Earn: Southeast Asia’s Fast-Growing Video Gaming Industry

Thursday 24th February 2022

The trends and challenges for the gaming sector in the context of the growth of e-sports and the application of new technology such as virtual reality.

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