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Geopolitics

Misreading Strategic Intent: The Border Stand-Off and China-India Relations

Thursday 31st March 2022

If Beijing wants to recruit India to China’s efforts at reshaping the world order, it will have to be sensitive to New Delhi’s deliberate geopolitical balancing.

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Environment

Science Diplomacy is Required to Avert a South China Sea Ecological Collapse

Wednesday 30th March 2022

Countries in the region should focus on the opportunities offered by science diplomacy.

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Covid-19

China’s Omicron Conundrum: Stress Test for the Zero-Covid Strategy

Thursday 24th March 2022

China faces difficult weeks and months in its struggle to get to the point where it can contemplate treating the coronavirus as endemic.

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Economy

Recipe for Disaster?: Implications of the Ukraine-Russia War on China’s Food Security

Thursday 24th March 2022

Are China's current food security measures sufficient to counter the long-term impact of the Russia-Ukraine war?

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Covid-19

Riding Out Hong Kong’s Omicron Storm: The Consequences of Inaction

Thursday 17th March 2022

What can Hong Kong do to manage through the crisis, reopen and cope with possible future waves of the coronavirus?

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Geopolitics

Economic Sanctions Against Russia Could Put the World’s Future at Stake

Thursday 17th March 2022

Are these sanctions as efficient as they seem or claim to be?

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Geopolitics

Symbolism Over Substance: In the Ukraine Crisis, the EU Steps Up

Thursday 10th March 2022

While the actions of Brussels and Berlin have been portrayed as something of a coming-into-their-own power play, the approach is redolent more of symbolism than substance

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Population & Society

Uncovering Audit Deception: Countering Hidden Social Compliance Violations

Thursday 10th March 2022

Transparentem's investigations into human rights abuses in economies in Asia, and recommendations for how to reform the social auditing industry.

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Geopolitics

Power of Norms – or Norms of Power?: India’s Response to the Ukraine Crisis

Thursday 3rd March 2022

While much attention is on how China is approaching the Ukraine crisis, India’s posture could be more revealing of the volatile world of geopolitical rivalries.

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Geopolitics

Balancing Interests and Threats: Challenges for Korea’s Next President

Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Asia Global Institute Fellow William H Overholt examines the geopolitics of Korea, focusing on its efforts to balance relations with China with its dependence on the US.

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Technology

How NFTs are Transforming Culture, Society and Financial Investments

Thursday 24th February 2022

Skeptics have dismissed NFTs as absurd, while enthusiasts call them the wave of the digital future.

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Technology

Play to Earn: Southeast Asia’s Fast-Growing Video Gaming Industry

Thursday 24th February 2022

The trends and challenges for the gaming sector in the context of the growth of e-sports and the application of new technology such as virtual reality.

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Geopolitics

The China-US Geo-Tech Competition: State of Play 2022

Thursday 17th February 2022

Assessing the enormous challenges for the world’s two biggest economies as they focus on shoring up their global competitiveness.

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Geopolitics

A Coalition for Peace and Security: The Power of the Quad in the United Nations

Thursday 17th February 2022

The Quad can be a strong coalition of influence within the United Nations that could counter China’s growing weight in the international organization.

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Economy

How China Will Implement RCEP: A Subnational Analysis

Thursday 10th February 2022

An analysis of the provincial RCEP action plans which underpin Beijing’s grand strategy.

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Politics

The US and the Defeat in Afghanistan: What an Unhealthy Elite Means

Thursday 10th February 2022

The motivations and interests of leaders and their revered advisors and experts do not often coincide with those of the country or society.

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Geopolitics

The Ukrainian Crisis in the Multipolar World Order: NATO, Russia and China

Friday 4th February 2022

The tense situation could offer an opportunity for China to show global leadership by mediating between Russia and Ukraine.

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Development

Indonesia’s New Capital: Can President Jokowi Secure a Legacy of Sustainable Development?

Thursday 3rd February 2022

How can Nusantara, which will cost around US$35 billion, be developed sustainably and responsibly?

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