As Covid-19 grips the world, the Filipino workforce looks increasingly vulnerable, despite strong growth in recent years.
Vietnam will have to improve in a number of areas – including sustainability and infrastructure – to maintain any kind of post-pandemic economic momentum.
Tehran and Beijing must tread carefully, given the numerous overlapping spheres of interest in a volatile area of the world, US pressure and the impact of Covid-19.
Asian leaders should prioritize climate initiatives before environmental distress raises the costs of action and the prospects of political and economic crises.
The unprecedented Australian bushfire crisis has been a wake-up call on climate change, highlighting an underlying threat to the country: the lack of water resources.
Behind Duterte's façade of triviality and pettiness is a concerted plan to shift the Philippines away from the US and closer to China.
Alliances and partnerships with the US should be viewed as insurance contracts to hedge against the uncertainties of Beijing’s growing power and influence.
Governments worldwide will increasingly have to turn to their armed forces to deal with climate-related disasters, requiring new ways of thinking.
Foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (4th from left) and China's Wang Yi (far right) demonstrate ASEAN centrality
Persistent and widespread misconduct has fueled distrust in the financial services sector. After an investigation lasting over a year, a commission of inquiry in Australia uncovered a shocking level of systemic malpractice and the culture of self-interest and lack of accountability that led to it. Asia-Pacific countries, where economies and services sectors are expanding rapidly, would be wise to learn from those mistakes, writes business ethics expert Eva Tsahuridu of RMIT University in Melbourne.
With the process for selecting a new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) starting, Vasuki Shastry, who worked in senior communications and public affairs roles at the organization, argues that Asian countries should overcome their traditional reluctance and geopolitical impediments and differences to support a candidate from the region.
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