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China

Abe Power and the US-China Cold War

Thursday 21st November 2019

Shinzo Abe, now Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, is steering Japan across tricky diplomatic waters.

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China

The Security Dimension of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Thursday 14th November 2019

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is far more than an instrument of Chinese foreign economic and development policy, argues Mher D Sahakyan

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China

The Almaty Spirit – Pathway to a Chinese Monroe Doctrine?

Thursday 14th November 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin offers birthday greetings to Chinese leader Xi Jinping before the CICA plenary session in Dushanbe, June 15, 2019

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Global

AI and Emotions: The Next Frontier in the Social Sector

Thursday 7th November 2019

What happens when the Fourth Industrial Revolution collides with the need and desire to improve the state of the world?

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Global

AI and the Disruption of Social Sectors

Thursday 7th November 2019

With technology advancing rapidly, new applications are disrupting many sectors by solving problems that were impossible or too time-consuming to handle before.

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ASEAN

Blowing Hot and Cold Over the South China Sea

Thursday 31st October 2019

Could Manila's soft-pedaling of its territorial dispute with Beijing lead to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea that fits Chinese interests?

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Global

Regulating Cryptocurrencies: Five Challenges

Thursday 24th October 2019

Although cryptocurrencies have been around for about a decade, it was no more than three or four years ago that regulators began to feel intense pressure to catch up. 

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Global

For a Truly Global Peace Agenda in a Multipolar World

Thursday 17th October 2019

The Global South, particularly China and other Asian countries, is more active in conflict prevention and resolution

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China

Rethinking Traditional Chinese Medicine in Modern Healthcare

Thursday 10th October 2019

Collaboration between traditional Chinese medicine and the West could offer opportunities to improve healthcare and lower primary care costs

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Global

Is the Internet of Things Killing Your Brain Cells?

Thursday 10th October 2019

The dangers of connectivity: Are digital technology and the obsession with mobile devices and apps responsible for human cognitive decline?

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India

India’s Lost Decade – and How It Can Be Reversed

Thursday 3rd October 2019

India could be settling into a structural slowdown - can its leaders implement necessary reforms such as meaningful measures to promote manufacturing?

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India

The Politics of FDI in Indian States

Thursday 3rd October 2019

The level of foreign direct investment across India varies widely by state, we look at the differing situations in Tamil Nadu and Odisha.

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Global

Diversity, Inclusion and the Future of Work

Thursday 26th September 2019

For the future of work to be inclusive, efforts are required to promote diversity and address the low level of participation of women at all stages of the development of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation. Brigid Trenerry, Gayathri Haridas and Sun Sun Lim of the Singapore University of Technology and Design stress the importance of preventing biases and existing prejudices from being built into technological applications.

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China

Trump Won Trade War 1.0 – Will He Now Rush a Deal?

Friday 20th September 2019

While the US president may want to forge an agreement soon to boost his re-election hopes, Xi Jinping is in no rush.

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ASEAN

ASEAN’s Infrastructure Dilemma

Thursday 19th September 2019

Japan-financed urban railway project in Ho Chi Minh City: ASEAN needs a collaborative and coordinated approach to infrastructure development

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ASEAN

Flawed Assumptions: Why the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific is Defective

Thursday 19th September 2019

Foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (4th from left) and China's Wang Yi (far right) demonstrate ASEAN centrality

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Global

Big Picture, Small Scale: Systems Thinking on the Ground

Thursday 12th September 2019

Tackling development challenges such as climate change and ageing demographics requires an understanding of the many different factors contributing to the problem. Global solutions are not always the answer – local approaches combined with systems thinking can prove more effective, writes veteran management consultant Arun Maira, Chairman of HelpAge International, a global NGO aimed at helping the elderly lead dignified lives.

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Japan

History Hurts: Japan and Korea Should Dial their Dispute Down

Thursday 5th September 2019

Domestic politics trumps diplomacy: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken a strong line on Korea to boost his approval ratings

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