While RCEP is useful and highlights the benefits of lower trade restrictions, it is not a major breakthrough.
A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.
APEC should lay out a strategic framework that sets a positive direction for reform and growth for the region and gives businesses the confidence to plan for the future.
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
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
A more calibrated containment strategy can and should be developed using insights gleaned from big data.
Is Cambodia's dependency on China profitable and sustainable?
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.
As Covid-19 grips the world, the Filipino workforce looks increasingly vulnerable, despite strong growth in recent years.
The country’s deeply rooted corruption and fragile political institutions should be a source of continuing concern to the international community.
Vietnam will have to improve in a number of areas – including sustainability and infrastructure – to maintain any kind of post-pandemic economic momentum.
The purpose of the Chiang Mai Initiative should be renewed and deploying it would be a step towards ASEAN regional financial integration.
Washington’s threats to end Hong Kong’s special trade status could call into question the city's presence as a separate customs entity and international trading hub.
Any accelerated decoupling of the US and Chinese economies is bound to have serious implications for the trading, technology and financial partners of both nations.
Graham Allison’s “Thucydides trap” is not a trigger for war, but only the pre-condition for hegemonic conflict.