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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.

Geopolitics

Vaccine Valor: Making Something Out of Nothing with North Korea

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The aim: to reopen the doors to diplomacy and, in the long term, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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.

Technology

Adding Value: Living with Intelligent Machines

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The key concern should not be about the displacement of individuals in work and daily life but how to maximize the value added when human beings are augmented by AI.

Covid-19

To Boost Vaccine Confidence Requires Politics – Alongside Science

Thursday, April 8, 2021

These efforts must be pragmatic, holistic and sustainable.

Education

Clinging to the Conventional: Enduring Presuppositions Can Kill

Thursday, April 8, 2021

What is required is a global conversation to address an age-old challenge: the balancing act of modifying or dismantling existing dogma and presupposition.

Geopolitics

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.

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.

Environment

With Global Warming Driving Malaria’s Spread, Opportunities to Explore the Cancer Connection

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Given the challenge of finding the right drugs to treat malaria and the impact of climate change on its spread, scholars explore the malaria-cancer connection.

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.

Technology

Going Viral: Cyber Warfare and the Ethic of Cooperation

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Without a mutual understanding of what “cyber warfare” entails, efforts to prevent cyber attacks from escalating into traditional war will prove futile.

Politics

Biden's Priorities: Covid-19, Climate, Alliances, Multilateralism – and Depoliticizing the Bureaucracy

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The new president will have to “detrumpify” or depoliticize the bureaucracy to restore sobriety, professionalism and expertise to the conduct of foreign policy

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.

Population & Society

Addressing Modern Slavery Worker Vulnerability During Covid-19

Thursday, October 29, 2020

How has the pandemic contributed to new vulnerabilities among workers? What can companies and managers do to help mitigate abuses and keep workforces safe?

Population & Society

Technology as Amplifier: Giving Workers a Voice in Social-Compliance Audits

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The gap between the estimated number of modern slavery victims and the number who were helped suggests failings in processes. But technology could change things.