Disruption, diversification...decoupling?: The fracturing of global supply chains is a major concern for Asian economies
With the process for selecting a new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) starting, Vasuki Shastry, who worked in senior communications and public affairs roles at the organization, argues that Asian countries should overcome their traditional reluctance and geopolitical impediments and differences to support a candidate from the region.
Asian leaders should prioritize climate initiatives before environmental distress raises the costs of action and the prospects of political and economic crises.
The purpose of the Chiang Mai Initiative should be renewed and deploying it would be a step towards ASEAN regional financial integration.
The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.
The country may be better served if President Joko Widodo signals a commitment to democracy by not running for a third term.
Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.