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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.

Technology

Geopolitical Rivalry is No Answer to Managing the Pressing Risks of New Technology

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The world needs supplier-blind cybersecurity to ensure new technologies work for people and are not weaponized in a new Cold War.

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.

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

Biden’s Indo-Pacific: The Good, the Bad – and the Unwieldy

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy

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.

Security

Climate Security: A Growing Military Concern that Policymakers Should Heed

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The authors of two reports by the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security in Washington, DC, highlight their key findings.

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

How the US and EU are Promoting Their Intellectual Property Interests in Asia

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Examining the relationship between EU and US regulatory initiatives on Asia-Pacific IPR – and their apparent unnecessary duplication.

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

Economic Restructuring and Political Governance: Challenges for Asia's Emerging Economies

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.

Politics

The Lady’s Second Act: Myanmar’s Post-Election Priorities

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Running the government while finding ways to work with the powerful military has been made more complicated by Covid-19 and the resulting economic challenges.

Geopolitics

Empires and Opportunism: Russia, Iran and China

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tehran now hopes to find a more solid partner in a China that is prepared to challenge and compete with a weakened US and Russia.

Economy

End of the Spaghetti Bowl: RCEP Does Not Create an Asia-Pacific Trade Bloc

Thursday, November 19, 2020

While RCEP is useful and highlights the benefits of lower trade restrictions, it is not a major breakthrough.

Geopolitics

After Trump’s Disruptions, Biden Has a Full Agenda in Asia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The new president’s advantage, according to Mumbai-born journalist and author Salil Tripathi, is his experience and maturity.

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.