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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.

Covid-19

The International Pandemic Preparedness Treaty and an Emerging Digital Divide

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Pandemic preparedness should include a range of digital health capabilities with a view to minimizing the digital divide.

Geopolitics

The Roots of the China-US Financial Cold War

Thursday, December 9, 2021

A look at the sources of the severe and and still growing financial imbalances between the US and China and the geopolitical and geo-economic tensions they have caused.

Covid-19

Why I Left Hong Kong: The Hidden Crisis of Covid-19

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A personal reflection on leaving Hong Kong due to its public-health policies and the pressures they imposed.

Economy

Climate Change, the Energy Crisis and Covid-19: A Post-Bretton Woods Solution for the Main Street Economy

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A dual currency system would allow governments to control the sudden surge of excess funds flowing from the financial economy into the real economy.

Environment

Why Efforts to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals are Flagging: An Emerging Economy Perspective

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The pathway to 2030 is likely to be set by the standards, practices, and policies of the non-state business sector.

Geopolitics

Can the US and EU Cooperate to Set International Standards for Emerging Technologies?

Thursday, October 7, 2021

While the two parties share many interests on which their cooperation is based, they diverge significantly in approaches to technology and data.

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

AUKUS and the Challenge of Asserting ASEAN Centrality in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday, September 30, 2021

ASEAN has been put in an increasingly difficult position if it is to preserve its neutrality, assert its much-prized centrality in the region, and maintain cohesion.

Economy

Getting the WTO Back on Track: The Lengthening Global Trade To-Do List

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Another ministerial conference is approaching later this year and, with a new director-general at the helm, there are hopes for a revival in the global body’s fortunes.

Health

Designing Mental Health into Cities Will be Essential Post Covid-19

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Post-Covid-19 resilient cities will be those that take advantage of the built environment to prevent mental ill health.

Geopolitics

Afghanistan at a Crossroads: Perspectives on the Ground

Thursday, August 19, 2021

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Jason Yip reflects on the unfolding situation and considers the concerns of ordinary Afghan people.

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.

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.

Covid-19

Can Covid-19 Reverse Myanmar’s Destructive Path?

Thursday, August 5, 2021

The coronavirus vaccine could be a lever to change the junta’s behavior – and save lives.

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.

Covid-19

Don’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste: The Danger of Treating Covid-19 as Endemic

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Covid-19 crisis should be regarded as a rare opportunity for a global reset.

Technology

Leave No One Behind: How to Include Civil Society in the Cybersecurity Debate

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Efforts to enhance cybersecurity should include the participation of NGOs and the groups they serve to ensure that the civil society sector is not left exposed to risks.