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Geopolitics

After the Moon-Biden Summit, Can Kim Jong-un Seize the Geopolitical Moment?

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Neither Moon Jae-in nor Joe Biden would be fully satisfied with the outcomes but their Washington meeting was a welcome return of mature diplomacy.

Geopolitics

Dazed and Confused: A Divided Duterte Administration Confronts and Appeases China

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

What does the president's reaction, or lack thereof, mean?

Geopolitics

Balancing Act: China and Turkey in a Changing World Order

Thursday, May 13, 2021

AsiaGlobal Fellow 2020/21 Mher Sahakyan examines their competing and collaborative interests and their approaches to their respective connectivity strategies.

Belt and Road

Risk and Opportunity: Bangladesh Ponders China and the Belt and Road Initiative

Thursday, May 13, 2021

As the government considers Beijing’s overtures, it should take steps to maximize the benefits of participating in China’s signature foreign-policy initiative.

Media, Science & the Arts

Sense and Sensitivities: China and Hollywood at Odds in the Cinema World

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Hollywood’s relationship with China — a marriage of convenience headed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.

Media, Science & the Arts

And the Winner is…: Asian Filmmakers and Stars Take the Spotlight

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Against the backdrop of the rise of anti-Asian racism, the accolades suggest that Asians in Hollywood are a formidable cultural force to be reckoned with.

Population & Society

Return of the Returnees?: Dual Citizenship and Hong Kong’s Global Talent Base

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The passage of the national security law and China's suppression of the democratic movement in Hong Kong could mean the end of the supply of global talent.

Belt and Road

The Belt and Road Initiative Enters a Second Phase

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Attention has shifted to market integration, commercial value-chain development, and global governance.

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

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.

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.