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Geopolitics

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 multipolarity and bolsters China as counterbalance to US hegemony.

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Education

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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Education

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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Education

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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Covid-19

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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Environment

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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Geopolitics

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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Geopolitics

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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Environment

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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Environment

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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Geopolitics

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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Geopolitics

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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Politics

China, Leninism and the Pandemic

Thursday 6th August 2020

Could the way the US has dealt with the pandemic be due Americans' belief that objective reality does not exist and is “constructed” to benefit the elite or experts?

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Geopolitics

Exporting Chinese Governance: Challenges and Issues

Thursday 30th July 2020

China’s model of governance is both powered and restricted by its apparent immunity to the attractions of democracy, and is a source of anxiety to friend and foe alike.

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Covid-19

A Risk-Based Approach to Coronavirus and Crisis Planning

Thursday 30th July 2020

Health authorities must adopt a targeted approach so that different populations or population segments are treated differently based on their relative risk assessment.

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Economy

Vulnerability and Resilience: Technology and Covid-19 Should Initiate Reskilling

Thursday 23rd July 2020

As Covid-19 grips the world, the Filipino workforce looks increasingly vulnerable, despite strong growth in recent years.

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Economy

After Covid-19 Success: Vietnam’s Economic Opportunities and Challenges

Thursday 16th July 2020

Vietnam will have to improve in a number of areas – including sustainability and infrastructure – to maintain any kind of post-pandemic economic momentum.

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Economy

The Interplay between Corruption and Development: Bangladesh’s LDC Graduation

Thursday 16th July 2020

The country’s deeply rooted corruption and fragile political institutions should be a source of continuing concern to the international community.

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