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Asia Pacific

Earth’s Amphibious Transformation: Urbanizing Asia’s Seas

Thursday 12th August 2021

Instead of focusing only on how to control the movement of water, cities should also embrace the ongoing “amphibious transformation” by adapting to life on water.

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China

Japan, the US and China: A Shared Olympic History

Thursday 12th August 2021

A reflection on the possible implications of Tokyo 2020 on Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic Games and the future of China-US relations.

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Bangladesh

The Most Vulnerable: The Pandemic’s Impact on Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

Thursday 5th August 2021

Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.

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Global

Can Covid-19 Reverse Myanmar’s Destructive Path?

Thursday 5th August 2021

The coronavirus vaccine could be a lever to change the junta’s behavior – and save lives.

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China

The Quest for Outer Space Norms: Legal vs Political

Thursday 29th July 2021

Proponents of transparency and confidence-building measures led by the US need to meet halfway with China and Russia.

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Asia Pacific

Geopolitical Rivalry is No Answer to Managing the Pressing Risks of New Technology

Wednesday 28th July 2021

The world needs supplier-blind cybersecurity to ensure new technologies work for people and are not weaponized in a new Cold War.

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China

China and the Gulf Nations in a Changing World: The Opportunities and Challenges of Deeper Engagement

Thursday 22nd July 2021

While ties between China and the Gulf states have a strong foundation and great potential, the road ahead is not without challenges.

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American Foreign Aid and its Consequences for Human Rights Protection in Southeast Asia

Wednesday 21st July 2021

Converging interests of donor and recipient, together with the domestic legitimacy of the beneficiary government, affect the scope of repression in aid-receiving states.

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Indonesia

Crisis Leadership Tested: Indonesia’s Response to a Covid-19 Second Wave

Thursday 15th July 2021

The country may be better served if President Joko Widodo signals a commitment to democracy by not running for a third term.

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Global

Don’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste: The Danger of Treating Covid-19 as Endemic

Thursday 15th July 2021

The Covid-19 crisis should be regarded as a rare opportunity for a global reset.

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China

Shedding Light on Children’s Digital Rights

Thursday 8th July 2021

Why parents should be more circumspect when using technology to stay connected with their children.

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Global

Leave No One Behind: How to Include Civil Society in the Cybersecurity Debate

Thursday 8th July 2021

Efforts to enhance cybersecurity should include the participation of NGOs and the groups they serve to ensure that the civil society sector is not left exposed to risks.

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China

Turn to the East: Russia's View of the Indo-Pacific

Wednesday 30th June 2021

A look at Moscow’s relationships in Asia, particularly its growing alignment with Beijing and its skepticism of the emerging “free and open Indo-Pacific” concept.

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China

The New “Cold War” – and Why The US Cannot Win It

Tuesday 29th June 2021

The past success of the US came not through projecting values such as democracy and freedom but by expanding its economy and borrowing from authoritarian playbooks.

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China

China’s Three-Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late?

Thursday 24th June 2021

A closer look at the sea change in attitudes from condemnation and coercion to facilitation and encouragement.

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China

Will China's Three-Child Policy Address its Demographic Woes?

Thursday 24th June 2021

The addition of two more dependents is likely to prove overwhelming for most families’ resources.

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Biden’s Build Back Better World: Making Multilateralism Great Again?

Thursday 17th June 2021

The US is pushing a democratic values-driven foreign-policy strategy that it hopes can make multilateralism work again.

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The Olympics and Covid-19: Suga’s Run for Political Gold

Thursday 17th June 2021

Could the prime minister take a victory lap after a successful Games and then bag the gold at the polls?

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