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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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Global

Vaccine Valor: Making Something Out of Nothing with North Korea

Thursday 20th May 2021

The aim: to reopen the doors to diplomacy and, in the long term, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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India

Incalculable Tragedy: We May Never Know the Truth about India’s Covid-19 Numbers

Wednesday 19th May 2021

The authorities’ reliance on obfuscation and delay means that the full extent of the Covid-19 tragedy unfolding may never be known.

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China

Balancing Act: China and Turkey in a Changing World Order

Thursday 13th May 2021

AsiaGlobal Fellow 2020/21 Mher Sahakyan examines their competing and collaborative interests and their approaches to their respective connectivity strategies.

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Bangladesh

Risk and Opportunity: Bangladesh Ponders China and the Belt and Road Initiative

Thursday 13th May 2021

As the government considers Beijing’s overtures, it should take steps to maximize the benefits of participating in China’s signature foreign-policy initiative.

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India

India’s Covid Crisis: Minimum Government, Minimum Governance

Thursday 6th May 2021

The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.

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India

The Covid-19 Crisis and the Failure of Educated India

Thursday 6th May 2021

We should have known better.

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China

Sense and Sensitivities: China and Hollywood at Odds in the Cinema World

Thursday 29th April 2021

Hollywood’s relationship with China — a marriage of convenience headed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.

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China

And the Winner is…: Asian Filmmakers and Stars Take the Spotlight

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Against the backdrop of the rise of anti-Asian racism, the accolades suggest that Asians in Hollywood are a formidable cultural force to be reckoned with.

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Global

Adding Value: Living with Intelligent Machines

Thursday 22nd April 2021

The key concern should not be about the displacement of individuals in work and daily life but how to maximize the value added when human beings are augmented by AI.

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China

Return of the Returnees?: Dual Citizenship and Hong Kong’s Global Talent Base

Wednesday 21st April 2021

The passage of the national security law and China's suppression of the democratic movement in Hong Kong could mean the end of the supply of global talent.

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Asia Pacific

The Belt and Road Initiative Enters a Second Phase

Thursday 15th April 2021

Attention has shifted to market integration, commercial value-chain development, and global governance.

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China’s Development Aims: More Nuanced than “Soft Power”

Thursday 15th April 2021

Such generalizations about China’s nuanced and growing influence detract from real understanding of what brand China is pushing abroad and why.

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Global

To Boost Vaccine Confidence Requires Politics – Alongside Science

Thursday 8th April 2021

These efforts must be pragmatic, holistic and sustainable.

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Global

Clinging to the Conventional: Enduring Presuppositions Can Kill

Thursday 8th April 2021

What is required is a global conversation to address an age-old challenge: the balancing act of modifying or dismantling existing dogma and presupposition.

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Armenia

The South Caucasus at the Crossroads: Great Powers and Regional Conflict

Thursday 1st April 2021

The major issues at play and ways to resolve the tensions and differences among the countries involved.

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ASEAN

The Belt and Road Has Moved China to Center Stage in World Affairs

Thursday 25th March 2021

A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.

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