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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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ASEAN

Two Decades On, ASEAN’s Fragile Safety Net is Untested

Wednesday 24th June 2020

The purpose of the Chiang Mai Initiative should be renewed and deploying it would be a step towards ASEAN regional financial integration.

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China

The China-India Confrontation in Ladakh: Three Explanations

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Beijing and Delhi will have to do much to repair trust, stabilize their border, and promote cooperation in the years ahead.

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Asia Pacific

How Not to Respond to China

Thursday 18th June 2020

As China pursues a more assertive foreign policy, other countries should push back whenever Beijing over-reaches, writes former Australian foreign minister Gareth Evans

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Asia Pacific

After the Nuclear Deal: China and Iran Tread Carefully

Thursday 11th June 2020

Tehran and Beijing must tread carefully, given the numerous overlapping spheres of interest in a volatile area of the world, US pressure and the impact of Covid-19.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s “Special Trading Status” with the United States: What is at Stake?

Thursday 4th June 2020

Washington’s threats to end Hong Kong’s special trade status could call into question the city's presence as a separate customs entity and international trading hub.

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China

Resolving the China-US Competition and the Greater Global Challenge

Thursday 28th May 2020

Any accelerated decoupling of the US and Chinese economies is bound to have serious implications for the trading, technology and financial partners of both nations.

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China

US-China Competition: It’s the Economy, Thucydides

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Graham Allison’s “Thucydides trap” is not a trigger for war, but only the pre-condition for hegemonic conflict.

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China

Covid-19 and the Implementation of Xi Jinping’s Major-Power Diplomacy

Thursday 21st May 2020

Tensions between China and the US have been exacerbated by the emergence of a more assertive China on the global stage and Xi Jinping’s pursuit of major-power diplomacy

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China

Covid-19 and the Global Food Supply

Thursday 14th May 2020

Many food-importing countries must boost domestic food production during the pandemic, but withdrawing from global trade is not the answer to promoting food security.

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Asia Pacific

Sealing Borders Leads Only to a Pyrrhic Victory

Wednesday 13th May 2020

While drastic actions may yield success in controlling the spread of the coronavirus, they will likely lead to severe damage to economies that may be felt for years

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Global

Collateral Crisis: How the Pandemic Is Triggering a Shortage of Drugs

Thursday 7th May 2020

There is a serious crisis looming in Covid-19's wake, potentially resulting in the premature deaths of tens of millions of people across the world.

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Asia Pacific

After the Covid-19 Pandemic, Asia Should Invest in the Environment

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Asian leaders should prioritize climate initiatives before environmental distress raises the costs of action and the prospects of political and economic crises.

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The Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent: The Urgent Need for a Climate-Security Governance Architecture

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Modern security challenges defy national borders. The world must prepare for concerted, coordinated action to prevent predictable cross-border threats.

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ASEAN

Air Pollution and Covid-19 Mortality: Considerations for Southeast Asia

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Acute respiratory distress syndrome, which has long been linked to polluted air, has been a major cause of Covid-19-related deaths.

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Global

Coronavirus and the Poor: The High Socioeconomic Cost of Social Distancing

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

There is an opportunity to redesign health policies with the same broad goals for everyone but with a country or area-specific methodology of planning and execution.

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China

The Urban Ethics of Covid-19

Thursday 16th April 2020

In our well-intentioned efforts to counter the Covid-19 crisis, we face ethical dilemmas, and will invariably be constrained by the existing conditions of urban design.

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