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Environment

Plastic Waste and the Fish Dilemma in Indonesia: To Eat – or Not to Eat

Wednesday 8th February 2023

Researchers present concerning data on microplastics in humans as more Indonesians consume fish as part of their diet, increasing their exposure to contaminants

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Technology

Television and National Transformation: Indonesia Goes Digital

Wednesday 8th February 2023

Indonesia faces challenges as it implements an ambitious but belated policy to pull the plug on analog TV and roll out digital

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Geopolitics

Partners in a Rules-Based Order – or Collateral Damage?: Southeast Asia and the US Geo-economic Strategy

Thursday 2nd February 2023

Washington's geo-economic strategy in the Indo-Pacific could prompt China to intensify its challenge to US dominance and damage Southeast Asian economies

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Economy

The Boom, Bust and Future of China's Real Estate Sector

Thursday 2nd February 2023

The lifting of restrictions on developers and the rebooting of the economy with the end of the zero-Covid strategy might revive the property sector

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Environment

Floating Future: A Sustainable City Project in South Korea is a Model of Affordable Climate Adaptation

Thursday 26th January 2023

A landmark sustainable floating city pilot in the South Korean port of Busan is likely to be a major step forward for effective climate adaptation

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Economy

Three-Dimensional Ambition: The Domestic, Regional and National Challenges for Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area Integration Strategy

Thursday 26th January 2023

Hong Kong faces domestic, regional and national challenges as it implements its Northern Metropolis Development Strategy to integrate with the Greater Bay Area

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Geopolitics

Japan’s G7 Ambitions, New Security Stance and the Heightened Stakes in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday 19th January 2023

The Japanese prime minister and US president showed strategic unity on countering China but their convergence did not make Japan’s balancing challenge any easier

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Geopolitics

Indonesia Pursues Offshore Energy Exploration Under China’s Shadow

Wednesday 18th January 2023

Indonesia’s decision to expand offshore energy exploration in controversial waters contested by China signals that Jakarta is prepared to meet the risks

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Environment

The Razor’s Edge: Managing Geopolitics and Sustainable Development in Asia

Thursday 12th January 2023

Countries need to reconcile to enable the world to address such existential challenges as climate change, writes Raymond Lam of Buddhistdoor Global

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Covid-19

China Decides to Live with Covid: An Open Door to a Post-Pandemic World

Thursday 12th January 2023

China’s move to lift Covid-19 restrictions has been abrupt. Clinical virologist Siddharth Sridhar of HKU reckons that the immediate priorities for the country are clear

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Technology

Counting the Costs of US-China Technology Decoupling

Thursday 22nd December 2022

The global implications of the US-China decoupling dispute over technology would be better understood using big-data analytics and artificial intelligence

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Environment

The New Global Biodiversity Framework and the Sixth Mass Extinction: What is at Stake

Wednesday 21st December 2022

The United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montréal concluded on December 19 with a milestone agreement for global action on nature conservation through to 2030

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Environment

What is a “Climate Refugee”?

Thursday 15th December 2022

Calling people displaced by the impact of global warming “climate refugees” oversimplifies the complex reasons people flee their homes

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Geopolitics

Give Pragmatism a Chance: Don’t Get Distracted by Values Wars

Thursday 15th December 2022

When it comes to balancing geopolitics and economics, Europe should emulate the pragmatic approach of Asian economies

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Politics

The "Bleak Swan" – This Year of Living Perilously

Thursday 15th December 2022

Reviewing the ups and (mostly) downs of 2022, Vasuki Shastry of Chatham House considers the fallout from the Ukraine war, China’s Covid-19 fumbles and more

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Economy

Asia’s Next Generation of CEOs Reframe Leadership Amid Volatility and Change

Thursday 8th December 2022

Young corporate leaders in Asia are embracing new ways of leadership to cope with volatile times and ESG standards and practices, writes Lauren Chung of Teneo

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Economy

Vietnam’s Fast-Track Innovation Boosts Economic Ties with the US

Wednesday 7th December 2022

James Borton of Johns Hopkins University says Vietnam's innovation strategy is a beneficiary of increasing US cooperation as Washington seeks to counter China’s rise

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Politics

Over Two Decades After His Downfall, Malaysia’s Man-in-a-Hurry Finally Arrives

Thursday 1st December 2022

Journalist Salil Tripathi reflects on Anwar Ibrahim, the firebrand turned reformist politician, and his long and arduous journey to become prime minister of Malaysia

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