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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

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.

Population & Society

Uncovering Audit Deception: Countering Hidden Social Compliance Violations

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Transparentem's investigations into human rights abuses in economies in Asia, and recommendations for how to reform the social auditing industry.

Geopolitics

Power of Norms – or Norms of Power?: India’s Response to the Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, March 3, 2022

While much attention is on how China is approaching the Ukraine crisis, India’s posture could be more revealing of the volatile world of geopolitical rivalries.

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.

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

Covid-19, US-China Competition – and a Multipolar Future?

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The pandemic has given rise to an unstable bipolarity that, if left to deteriorate, could pave the way to a multipolar future.

Geopolitics

Testing Indo-Pacific Security Partnerships: India’s Deployment of Russian Missiles

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Washington must consider India’s key role in challenging China, both within and outside the emerging Quad framework.

Geopolitics

Digital Trade in the Indo-Pacific: A New Flashpoint in the US-China Rivalry

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.

Economy

The OECD Has Brokered a Global Tax Agreement – Should Asian Countries Care?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Covid-19

Incalculable Tragedy: We May Never Know the Truth about India’s Covid-19 Numbers

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The authorities’ reliance on obfuscation and delay means that the full extent of the Covid-19 tragedy unfolding may never be known.

Politics

India’s Covid Crisis: Minimum Government, Minimum Governance

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.

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.