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The South Caucasus at the Crossroads: Great Powers and Regional Conflict

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The major issues at play and ways to resolve the tensions and differences among the countries involved.

ASEAN

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

Thursday, March 25, 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.

ASEAN

The Belt and Road Has Moved China to Center Stage in World Affairs

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.

ASEAN

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

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy

Asia Pacific

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

Thursday, March 11, 2021

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

China

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

Thursday, March 11, 2021

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

ASEAN

An Asian Century Is A Long Way Off

Thursday, March 4, 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.

China

Understanding Xi Jinping: Global Leadership with Chinese Characteristics

Wednesday, February 10, 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.

Obstacles to an Indo-Pacific Rules-Based International Order

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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

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

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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

China

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

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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

Asia Pacific

Three Challenges for Asia’s Next-Generation Digital Economy

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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

Asia Pacific

Empires and Opportunism: Russia, Iran and China

Wednesday, December 9, 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.

ASEAN

End of the Spaghetti Bowl: RCEP Does Not Create an Asia-Pacific Trade Bloc

Thursday, November 19, 2020

While RCEP is useful and highlights the benefits of lower trade restrictions, it is not a major breakthrough.

Asia Pacific

After Trump’s Disruptions, Biden Has a Full Agenda in Asia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The new president’s advantage, according to Mumbai-born journalist and author Salil Tripathi, is his experience and maturity.

Asia Pacific

Asia Wakes Up To An Assertive, Hectoring America

Thursday, November 5, 2020

The changing way the US wields power in the world and its tougher approach to China are forcing Asian countries to rethink their relations with Washington and Beijing.

China

What Next for Hong Kong-United States Trade?

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The decision by the United States that Hong Kong products must be labelled Made in China has sparked alarms. Here's what Hong Kong might be able to do in response.

China

Is Viral Sovereignty the Antidote to Vaccine Nationalism?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

A new dangerous kind of nationalism amalgamating underlying global challenges is on the rise: vaccine nationalism.