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Geopolitics

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.

Geopolitics

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.

Geopolitics

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.

Geopolitics

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.

Politics

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.

Economy

At the WTO, Hopes For a New Dawn

Thursday, February 4, 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.

Geopolitics

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.

Economy

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?

Economy

Could China Adopt a Universal Basic Income as a Social-Protection Policy?

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Against the backdrop of China's success in poverty alleviation, the country could explore the benefits of a basic-income guarantee.

Population & Society

Philanthropy in Post-Pandemic China: Driving Sustainable Development

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

As the Chinese economy emerges from the pandemic, the philanthropy sector can build on its swift and effective responses to communities affected by Covid-19.

Geopolitics

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.

Economy

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.

Geopolitics

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.

Geopolitics

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.

Economy

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.

Geopolitics

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.

Geopolitics

What’s Next for the US-China Tech War

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The real challenge lies not in the clash between the two major powers but inside the US, which must tackle widening social inequality.

Geopolitics

The US “Clean Network” Risks Undermining a Rules-Based Tech World

Thursday, September 24, 2020

At stake are who sets the rules for the communications, data and artificial intelligence-driven networks of the future.