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Geopolitics

The Belt and Road and the Pandemic: Impact on Southeast Asia Amid the US-China Rivalry

Thursday 25th March 2021

Beijing is now seeking to turn the tide in its favor through fresh narratives centering on China’s goodwill in providing public goods for international cooperation.

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Geopolitics

Biden’s Indo-Pacific: The Good, the Bad – and the Unwieldy

Thursday 18th March 2021

The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy

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Geopolitics

A Stare and a Wink: How India Achieved a Chinese Rollback in the Himalayas

Thursday 11th March 2021

The Indian “strategy of hurt” and how New Delhi managed to achieve what appears to be a strategic, diplomatic and economic success.

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Geopolitics

How Australia Poked the Dragon – and What to Do About the Consequences

Thursday 11th March 2021

Future leaders are likely to build a more modern Australian identity and outlook that engages patiently with, rather than fears, Asia.

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Geopolitics

An Asian Century Is A Long Way Off

Thursday 4th March 2021

Asia's economies cannot sustain high growth forever, social tensions are increasing and ageing government leaders lack the capacity to cope with critical challenges.

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Money

When the Mob Rallies: The GameStop Stock Rush and Complex Contagions

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

How and why do such complex contagions spread?

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Security

Climate Security: A Growing Military Concern that Policymakers Should Heed

Thursday 25th February 2021

The authors of two reports by the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security in Washington, DC, highlight their key findings.

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Environment

With Global Warming Driving Malaria’s Spread, Opportunities to Explore the Cancer Connection

Wednesday 24th February 2021

Given the challenge of finding the right drugs to treat malaria and the impact of climate change on its spread, scholars explore the malaria-cancer connection.

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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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