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Population & Society

Bangladesh Balances its Relations with Major Powers: Why the Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees is Unlikely

Thursday 11th November 2021

Diplomacy is not working and Myanmar, now under military rule and isolated by the international community, seems disinterested.

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Economy

China’s Intensified Private Commercial Engagement in Africa

Thursday 11th November 2021

There is growing evidence that private Chinese entrepreneurs operating in the continent do benefit from their connections with the Chinese state.

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Geopolitics

After Merkel: Germany, the European Union and China

Thursday 4th November 2021

How and why the legacy of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the election results and a Social Democrat-led coalition government may change the German and EU approach to East Asia

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Geopolitics

Seeking Strategic Sovereignty: The EU’s Relationship With China and the Indo-Pacific

Thursday 4th November 2021

How the bloc tackles this difficult diplomatic test as well as related complicated challenges will determine the global role and status of the EU.

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Economy

The OECD Has Brokered a Global Tax Agreement – Should Asian Countries Care?

Thursday 28th October 2021

Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?

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Economy

Climate Change, the Energy Crisis and Covid-19: A Post-Bretton Woods Solution for the Main Street Economy

Wednesday 27th October 2021

A dual currency system would allow governments to control the sudden surge of excess funds flowing from the financial economy into the real economy.

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Economy

Common Prosperity: A Conundrum for China

Thursday 21st October 2021

Beijing now has to negotiate a trickier passage: meeting the ever-increasing needs of the people for a better livelihood and combatting uneven and inadequate development.

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Politics

The Nature of the Putin Regime: A Case of Successful Political Mimicry

Wednesday 20th October 2021

In his initial years in power Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to tap into people’s nostalgia, presenting himself as a Soviet-style leader.

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Environment

How Jump-Starting China’s Circular Economy Strategy Can Bolster its Net-Zero Climate Ambitions

Wednesday 13th October 2021

Drawing on its own experience and lessons from other nations, China could portray the circular economy as a future-proof, carbon-neutral economic development model.

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Environment

Why Efforts to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals are Flagging: An Emerging Economy Perspective

Tuesday 12th October 2021

The pathway to 2030 is likely to be set by the standards, practices, and policies of the non-state business sector.

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Geopolitics

Can the US and EU Cooperate to Set International Standards for Emerging Technologies?

Thursday 7th October 2021

While the two parties share many interests on which their cooperation is based, they still diverge significantly in their approaches to technology and data.

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Geopolitics

Is Transnational Data Governance Broken?

Thursday 7th October 2021

Dividing data into jurisdictional compartments and potentially data storage centers and the internet, too, would be a regressive move.

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Geopolitics

AUKUS and the Challenge of Asserting ASEAN Centrality in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday 30th September 2021

ASEAN has been put in an increasingly difficult position if it is to preserve its neutrality, assert its much-prized centrality in the region, and maintain cohesion.

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Geopolitics

Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership Strategy: Aims and Prospects

Wednesday 29th September 2021

Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.

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Inclusiveness

Prioritizing Women’s Economic Security in Southeast Asia

Thursday 23rd September 2021

This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.

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Technology

In China, the State is Regulating Children’s Work and Play – To What End?

Thursday 23rd September 2021

China should explore more holistic solutions as it seeks to manage the social impact of ubiquitous technological innovation.

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Politics

The Fall of Kabul: Lessons for the Future of Political Islam from the Muslim Brotherhood's Experience in Egypt

Wednesday 15th September 2021

The swift return to power of the Taliban will have far-reaching and long-term implications for the global Islamic movement.

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Politics

Indonesia’s Struggle to Balance Growth and Social Equity

Wednesday 15th September 2021

Standing in the way are historical and systemic obstacles, not least corruption and environmental decay.

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