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Population & Society

Covid-19, Digital Technology and Ensuring Decent Work for Labor Migrants in Asia

Thursday 18th February 2021

The economic downturn has prompted large-scale layoffs and deportations, and the unprecedented wave of returnees will have dramatic implications for national development.

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Health

Untapped Potential: Lessons from Women-Led Healthcare Innovation in Africa

Wednesday 17th February 2021

The pandemic has accelerated innovation efforts and increased the willingness to conduct higher-risk experimentation. What are some potential lessons for Asia?

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Politics

Understanding Xi Jinping: Global Leadership with Chinese Characteristics

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Yoshikazu Kato of the Asia Global Institute offers an eight-point analysis of the character, thinking, intentions and behavior of China's leader, Xi Jinping.

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Economy

At the WTO, Hopes For a New Dawn

Thursday 4th February 2021

While their main emphasis will be on domestic regeneration, the Biden team will be prepared to work with allies to rebuild international economic cooperation.

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Economy

How the US and EU are Promoting Their Intellectual Property Interests in Asia

Thursday 4th February 2021

Examining the relationship between EU and US regulatory initiatives on Asia-Pacific IPR – and their apparent unnecessary duplication.

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Geopolitics

Post-Covid-19 Strategic Priorities: The India-Japan Action Agenda

Thursday 28th January 2021

India and Japan are well positioned to shape strategic solutions and to deliver on the shared responsibility of providing global public goods.

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Geopolitics

Obstacles to an Indo-Pacific Rules-Based International Order

Thursday 28th January 2021

Challenges include competing interests, friction generated by US-China rivalry, and the abiding importance states place on asserting national interests over common goals.

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Geopolitics

A Framework for Supervision of Global Internet Technology: Potential for China-US Collaboration

Thursday 21st January 2021

While the geopolitical-technological (geo-tech) competition between the US and China will continue, the change of administration in Washington offers new opportunities.

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Economy

Three Challenges for Asia’s Next-Generation Digital Economy

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Who will take the lead in ensuring cyber security, privacy and other critical safety factors?

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Technology

Going Viral: Cyber Warfare and the Ethic of Cooperation

Thursday 14th January 2021

Without a mutual understanding of what “cyber warfare” entails, efforts to prevent cyber attacks from escalating into traditional war will prove futile.

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Technology

What is Missing from the Debate on Technology in Southeast Asia

Thursday 14th January 2021

For the ASEAN community as a whole to benefit from technology, economics should not be the sole determining driver.

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Economy

Economic Restructuring and Political Governance: Challenges for Asia's Emerging Economies

Thursday 7th January 2021

Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.

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Economy

Could China Adopt a Universal Basic Income as a Social-Protection Policy?

Wednesday 30th December 2020

Against the backdrop of China's success in poverty alleviation, the country could explore the benefits of a basic-income guarantee.

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Population & Society

Philanthropy in Post-Pandemic China: Driving Sustainable Development

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

As the Chinese economy emerges from the pandemic, the philanthropy sector can build on its swift and effective responses to communities affected by Covid-19.

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Politics

The Lady’s Second Act: Myanmar’s Post-Election Priorities

Thursday 17th December 2020

Running the government while finding ways to work with the powerful military has been made more complicated by Covid-19 and the resulting economic challenges.

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Covid-19

Covid-19 and the Rohingya Refugees: Devotion, Disinformation and Disease

Thursday 17th December 2020

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh already face many health risks including malnutrition, poor sanitation and inadequate medical facilities.

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Geopolitics

Empires and Opportunism: Russia, Iran and China

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Tehran now hopes to find a more solid partner in a China that is prepared to challenge and compete with a weakened US and Russia.

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Technology

Why Asians Need Their Own Governance Structure for Artificial Intelligence

Thursday 3rd December 2020

AI can also be used for nefarious data collection and manipulation, and it is vital that countries in the region collaborate to govern its use.

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