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ASEAN

China and Cambodia: Getting by with a Lot of Help from a Friend

Thursday 27th August 2020

Is Cambodia's dependency on China profitable and sustainable?

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ASEAN

The China-US Rivalry and the Pandemic: Challenges to ASEAN Neutrality

Thursday 27th August 2020

The push-and-pull between China and the US is applying more and more pressure on ASEAN neutrality. Can ASEAN maintain its centrality?

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ASEAN

Unhealthy Air and Plastic Waste: The Nexus of Pollution, Public Health and Corruption

Thursday 20th August 2020

In Southeast Asia, rampant corruption has fueled an illegal trade in plastic waste, a source of much pollution through dumping, leaching and burning.

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ASEAN

Palm Oil: A Case for Conciliation over Confrontation

Thursday 20th August 2020

Europe might have done better to conduct a more informal, consultative approach involving all stakeholders instead of a unilateral ban on palm oil imports.

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China

Decoupling: Trump’s Challenge to the Global Order

Thursday 13th August 2020

The Trump administration’s insistence on a geopolitical confrontation with Beijing is spooking potential allies.

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China

Is Covid-19 Driving US-China Economic Decoupling?

Wednesday 12th August 2020

Instead of bringing nations together, the Covid-19 pandemic is upending global supply chains and creating further distrust of international institutions.

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China, Leninism and the Pandemic

Thursday 6th August 2020

Could the way the US has dealt with the pandemic be due Americans' belief that objective reality does not exist and is “constructed” to benefit the elite or experts?

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Global

A Risk-Based Approach to Coronavirus and Crisis Planning

Thursday 30th July 2020

Health authorities must adopt a targeted approach so that different populations or population segments are treated differently based on their relative risk assessment.

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China

Exporting Chinese Governance: Challenges and Issues

Thursday 30th July 2020

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.

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ASEAN

Vulnerability and Resilience: Technology and Covid-19 Should Initiate Reskilling

Thursday 23rd July 2020

As Covid-19 grips the world, the Filipino workforce looks increasingly vulnerable, despite strong growth in recent years.

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ASEAN

After Covid-19 Success: Vietnam’s Economic Opportunities and Challenges

Thursday 16th July 2020

Vietnam will have to improve in a number of areas – including sustainability and infrastructure – to maintain any kind of post-pandemic economic momentum.

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Bangladesh

The Interplay between Corruption and Development: Bangladesh’s LDC Graduation

Thursday 16th July 2020

The country’s deeply rooted corruption and fragile political institutions should be a source of continuing concern to the international community.

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China

The India-China Conflict: Covid-19 and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Wednesday 8th July 2020

To preserve peace and prosperity, India, China and Pakistan need to move from confrontation in the Himalayas to cooperation around the negotiating table.

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Asia Pacific

When a Disease Uncovers Digital Divides

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Educational and employment exclusions due to the digital divide have been exacerbated by the lockdowns caused by this unprecedented public-health crisis.

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Global

How the Coronavirus is Pushing Higher Education Online

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Countries around the word must rethink the online learning model, argues Shai Reshef, Founder and President of University of the People.

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China

After Covid-19, Japan Recalibrates its Foreign Policy

Thursday 2nd July 2020

The diminished prestige of China and the US will prompt Japan to step up engagement with like-minded powers to reinforce stability and the existing rules-based order.

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China

Why Did the Bloody Galwan Clash Take Place?

Wednesday 1st July 2020

A repeat of the clash is inevitable if Delhi cannot shake off the specter of Nehru and reconsider its relations with Beijing, writes a Chinese South Asia expert

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Koreas

The Eight Steps of North Korean Brinkmanship: Is This Time Different?

Thursday 25th June 2020

Pyongyang’s increasing assertiveness makes the current confrontation more dangerous to regional and global stability than usual.

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