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Money

Can Digitalization Help Asia Finally Solve its Financial Inclusion Challenge?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Financial technology applications need to go beyond payments systems to provide a wide array of services, from lending to insurance, to new and existing banking customers

Economy

Is Tax Policy Delivering Enough Support to the Chinese Economy?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Will broad business liquidity support and efforts to bolster the labor market turn out to be necessary?

Money

The Geography of Digital Money

Thursday, April 14, 2022

With the emergence of Bitcoin and other decentralized crypto-currency and central bank digital money, governments must now act like strategic oligopolists.

Money

Weaponization of Global Finance: Implications for Asia and China’s Regional Role

Thursday, April 7, 2022

This punitive action will prompt economies in Asia to enhance their own mechanisms for support in financial crises and, over time, to reduce reliance on the US dollar.

Population & Society

Identity and Citizenship: Pressures and Prejudices of Nation-States

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Nationhood, citizenship and identity are more and more intertwined and complex in the globalized world.

Geopolitics

Misreading Strategic Intent: The Border Stand-Off and China-India Relations

Thursday, March 31, 2022

If Beijing wants to recruit India to China’s efforts at reshaping the world order, it will have to be sensitive to New Delhi’s deliberate geopolitical balancing.

Environment

Science Diplomacy is Required to Avert a South China Sea Ecological Collapse

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Countries in the region should focus on the opportunities offered by science diplomacy.

Economy

Recipe for Disaster?: Implications of the Ukraine-Russia War on China’s Food Security

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Are China's current food security measures sufficient to counter the long-term impact of the Russia-Ukraine war?

Covid-19

China’s Omicron Conundrum: Stress Test for the Zero-Covid Strategy

Thursday, March 24, 2022

China faces difficult weeks and months in its struggle to get to the point where it can contemplate treating the coronavirus as endemic.

Geopolitics

Symbolism Over Substance: In the Ukraine Crisis, the EU Steps Up

Thursday, March 10, 2022

While the actions of Brussels and Berlin have been portrayed as something of a coming-into-their-own power play, the approach is redolent more of symbolism than substance

Geopolitics

Balancing Interests and Threats: Challenges for Korea’s Next President

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Asia Global Institute Fellow William H Overholt examines the geopolitics of Korea, focusing on its efforts to balance relations with China with its dependence on the US.

Geopolitics

A Coalition for Peace and Security: The Power of the Quad in the United Nations

Thursday, February 17, 2022

The Quad can be a strong coalition of influence within the United Nations that could counter China’s growing weight in the international organization.

Geopolitics

The China-US Geo-Tech Competition: State of Play 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Assessing the enormous challenges for the world’s two biggest economies as they focus on shoring up their global competitiveness.

Economy

How China Will Implement RCEP: A Subnational Analysis

Thursday, February 10, 2022

An analysis of the provincial RCEP action plans which underpin Beijing’s grand strategy.

Geopolitics

The Ukrainian Crisis in the Multipolar World Order: NATO, Russia and China

Friday, February 4, 2022

The tense situation could offer an opportunity for China to show global leadership by mediating between Russia and Ukraine.

Geopolitics

Myanmar’s Perfect Storm of Risks on China’s Belt and Road

Thursday, January 27, 2022

What is at stake for the isolated Southeast Asian nation?

Geopolitics

Where China-US Relations are Heading

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The virtual summit between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden last November has signaled the possibility of better communication and more effective diplomacy between both countries

Economy

Supply-Chain Stress: The Pursuit of Resilience

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Supply-chain strains must be addressed with urgent action, but this will require the collaboration of various parties whose values may not align.