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ASEAN

Covid-19 and ASEAN Cooperation: The State of Play and Ways Forward

Wednesday 7th October 2020

Apart from collaboration in health and medicine, ASEAN has been inconsistent – even confrontational – in matters where cooperation would be the best course of action.

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Asia Pacific

From Abe to Suga: Japan’s Quest for Inspiring Leadership

Tuesday 29th September 2020

While the longest-serving Japanese leader will rank high among the more memorable and effective of his predecessors, he tended to be more popular abroad than at home.

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ASEAN

Asian Politics Needs a Youthful Disruption

Tuesday 29th September 2020

A mentorship program to develop and guide the next generation of Asian leaders is urgently needed.

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China

What’s Next for the US-China Tech War

Thursday 24th September 2020

The real challenge lies not in the clash between the two major powers but inside the US, which must tackle widening social inequality.

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China

The US “Clean Network” Risks Undermining a Rules-Based Tech World

Thursday 24th September 2020

At stake are who sets the rules for the communications, data and artificial intelligence-driven networks of the future.

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China

Rebuilding Interconnections: Russia, India and the International North-South Transport Corridor

Thursday 17th September 2020

The lesser-known International North-South Transport Corridor could prove a rival to the Belt and Road Initiative if it overcomes financing issues and ongoing conflict

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China

China, Russia and the EU: Forging a Cooperative Relationship in the Eastern Partnership Region

Wednesday 16th September 2020

Moscow is receptive to the Belt and Road Initiative because it promotes a multipolar world and bolsters China’s global stance in counterbalance to American hegemony

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Global

International Education’s Rebound: Rebranding – or Renaissance?

Thursday 10th September 2020

Border closures and movement restrictions have cleared campuses, while both educational institutions and students have had to shift to digital, remote learning.

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Asia Pacific

Australia’s Loss, Britain’s Gain: How UK Universities Benefit from the Covid-19 Crisis

Wednesday 9th September 2020

A stable relationship with China may serve the UK well, as its educational institutions could capitalize on a shift of Chinese students away from Australia.

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Other Regions

How UK International Education is Navigating the Pandemic

Tuesday 8th September 2020

Covid-19 has thrown UK higher education into crisis, with travel restrictions and public-health concerns causing overseas students to reconsider their study plans.

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Confronting Viral Resurgences: Are Lockdowns the Only Solution?

Thursday 3rd September 2020

A more calibrated containment strategy can and should be developed using insights gleaned from big data.

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Rebuilding Cities Better in the Post-Covid-19 World

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Despite uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus, it could spark efforts to rebuild better cities.

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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

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

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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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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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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