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Geopolitics

AUKUS and the Challenge of Asserting ASEAN Centrality in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday 30th September 2021

ASEAN has been put in an increasingly difficult position if it is to preserve its neutrality, assert its much-prized centrality in the region, and maintain cohesion.

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Geopolitics

Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership Strategy: Aims and Prospects

Wednesday 29th September 2021

Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.

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Inclusiveness

Prioritizing Women’s Economic Security in Southeast Asia

Thursday 23rd September 2021

This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.

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Technology

In China, the State is Regulating Children’s Work and Play – To What End?

Thursday 23rd September 2021

China should explore more holistic solutions as it seeks to manage the social impact of ubiquitous technological innovation.

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Politics

The Fall of Kabul: Lessons for the Future of Political Islam from the Muslim Brotherhood's Experience in Egypt

Wednesday 15th September 2021

The swift return to power of the Taliban will have far-reaching and long-term implications for the global Islamic movement.

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Politics

Indonesia’s Struggle to Balance Growth and Social Equity

Wednesday 15th September 2021

Standing in the way are historical and systemic obstacles, not least corruption and environmental decay.

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Geopolitics

Japan’s Taiwan Policy – Is Deeper Engagement the New Normal?

Thursday 9th September 2021

Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.

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Economy

Getting the WTO Back on Track: The Lengthening Global Trade To-Do List

Wednesday 8th September 2021

Another ministerial conference is approaching later this year and, with a new director-general at the helm, there are hopes for a revival in the global body’s fortunes.

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Population & Society

The Social Implications of Philippines-China Security Competition in the South China Sea

Friday 3rd September 2021

The Chinese-Filipino community has called for dialogue and diplomacy but has been branded by some in the Philippines as Chinese first and Filipino second.

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Politics

Do You Hear the People Tweet?: The Role of Social Media in Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

Thursday 2nd September 2021

Are Indonesia’s diplomats in danger of being influenced by those who shout loudest on Twitter and Facebook?

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Population & Society

A Roadmap to Build Back Right: The Sharing City

Thursday 26th August 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has re-energized moves to achieve a sharing economy.

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Health

Designing Mental Health into Cities Will be Essential Post Covid-19

Thursday 26th August 2021

Post-Covid-19 resilient cities will be those that take advantage of the built environment to prevent mental ill health.

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Population & Society

The Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Quest for Unity in Diversity

Thursday 19th August 2021

Early results from surveys indicate that the pandemic-plagued Olympiad had little social impact among young Tokyo residents.

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Geopolitics

Afghanistan at a Crossroads: Perspectives on the Ground

Thursday 19th August 2021

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Jason Yip reflects on the unfolding situation and considers the concerns of ordinary Afghan people.

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Population & Society

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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Geopolitics

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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Covid-19

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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Covid-19

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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