Moscow is receptive to the Belt and Road Initiative because it promotes a multipolar world and bolsters China’s global stance in counterbalance to American hegemony
Border closures and movement restrictions have cleared campuses, while both educational institutions and students have had to shift to digital, remote learning.
A stable relationship with China may serve the UK well, as its educational institutions could capitalize on a shift of Chinese students away from Australia.
Covid-19 has thrown UK higher education into crisis, with travel restrictions and public-health concerns causing overseas students to reconsider their study plans.
A more calibrated containment strategy can and should be developed using insights gleaned from big data.
Despite uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus, it could spark efforts to rebuild better cities.
The push-and-pull between China and the US is applying more and more pressure on ASEAN neutrality. Can ASEAN maintain its centrality?
Is Cambodia's dependency on China profitable and sustainable?
Europe might have done better to conduct a more informal, consultative approach involving all stakeholders instead of a unilateral ban on palm oil imports.
In Southeast Asia, rampant corruption has fueled an illegal trade in plastic waste, a source of much pollution through dumping, leaching and burning.
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.
Health authorities must adopt a targeted approach so that different populations or population segments are treated differently based on their relative risk assessment.
As Covid-19 grips the world, the Filipino workforce looks increasingly vulnerable, despite strong growth in recent years.
Vietnam will have to improve in a number of areas – including sustainability and infrastructure – to maintain any kind of post-pandemic economic momentum.
The country’s deeply rooted corruption and fragile political institutions should be a source of continuing concern to the international community.