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Environment

How Jump-Starting China’s Circular Economy Strategy Can Bolster its Net-Zero Climate Ambitions

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Drawing on its own experience and lessons from other nations, China could portray the circular economy as a future-proof, carbon-neutral economic development model.

Geopolitics

Is Transnational Data Governance Broken?

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dividing data into jurisdictional compartments and potentially data storage centers and the internet, too, would be a regressive move.

Geopolitics

Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership Strategy: Aims and Prospects

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.

Technology

In China, the State is Regulating Children’s Work and Play – To What End?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

China should explore more holistic solutions as it seeks to manage the social impact of ubiquitous technological innovation.

Geopolitics

Japan’s Taiwan Policy – Is Deeper Engagement the New Normal?

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.

Geopolitics

Japan, the US and China: A Shared Olympic History

Thursday, August 12, 2021

A reflection on the possible implications of Tokyo 2020 on Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic Games and the future of China-US relations.

Population & Society

Earth’s Amphibious Transformation: Urbanizing Asia’s Seas

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Instead of focusing only on how to control the movement of water, cities should also embrace the ongoing “amphibious transformation” by adapting to life on water.

Security

The Quest for Outer Space Norms: Legal vs Political

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Proponents of transparency and confidence-building measures led by the US need to meet halfway with China and Russia.

Technology

Geopolitical Rivalry is No Answer to Managing the Pressing Risks of New Technology

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The world needs supplier-blind cybersecurity to ensure new technologies work for people and are not weaponized in a new Cold War.

Geopolitics

China and the Gulf Nations in a Changing World: The Opportunities and Challenges of Deeper Engagement

Thursday, July 22, 2021

While ties between China and the Gulf states have a strong foundation and great potential, the road ahead is not without challenges.

Technology

Shedding Light on Children’s Digital Rights

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Why parents should be more circumspect when using technology to stay connected with their children.

Geopolitics

Turn to the East: Russia's View of the Indo-Pacific

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

A look at Moscow’s relationships in Asia, particularly its growing alignment with Beijing and its skepticism of the emerging “free and open Indo-Pacific” concept.

Politics

The New “Cold War” – and Why The US Cannot Win It

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The past success of the US came not through projecting values such as democracy and freedom but by expanding its economy and borrowing from authoritarian playbooks.

Population & Society

China’s Three-Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late?

Thursday, June 24, 2021

A closer look at the sea change in attitudes from condemnation and coercion to facilitation and encouragement.

Population & Society

Will China's Three-Child Policy Address its Demographic Woes?

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The addition of two more dependents is likely to prove overwhelming for most families’ resources.

Geopolitics

Even the British are Coming: ASEAN and the Internationalization of the South China Sea

Thursday, June 10, 2021

While ASEAN welcomes great-power and partner support, member states are wary not to push Beijing too far.

Geopolitics

Chip Wars and Decoupling: China and the US’s Semiconductor Plays

Thursday, June 3, 2021

In the long run, the impact on China will be limited.

Geopolitics

Decoupling and Diversification: China, the Belt and Road, and the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A closer look at the initiatives to create alternate global supply chains that are durable, resilient and less reliant on China.