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Economy

What Next for Hong Kong-United States Trade?

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The decision by the United States that Hong Kong products must be labelled Made in China has sparked alarms. Here's what Hong Kong might be able to do in response.

Geopolitics

Is Viral Sovereignty the Antidote to Vaccine Nationalism?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

A new dangerous kind of nationalism amalgamating underlying global challenges is on the rise: vaccine nationalism.

Geopolitics

Rebuilding Interconnections: Russia, India and the International North-South Transport Corridor

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The lesser-known International North-South Transport Corridor could prove a rival to the Belt and Road Initiative if it overcomes financing issues and ongoing conflict

Geopolitics

China, Russia and the EU: Forging a Cooperative Relationship in the Eastern Partnership Region

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Moscow is receptive to the Belt and Road Initiative because it promotes a multipolar world and bolsters China’s global stance in counterbalance to American hegemony

Education

Australia’s Loss, Britain’s Gain: How UK Universities Benefit from the Covid-19 Crisis

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A stable relationship with China may serve the UK well, as its educational institutions could capitalize on a shift of Chinese students away from Australia.

Education

How UK International Education is Navigating the Pandemic

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Covid-19 has thrown UK higher education into crisis, with travel restrictions and public-health concerns causing overseas students to reconsider their study plans.

Geopolitics

Decoupling: Trump’s Challenge to the Global Order

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Trump administration’s insistence on a geopolitical confrontation with Beijing is spooking potential allies.

Geopolitics

Is Covid-19 Driving US-China Economic Decoupling?

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Instead of bringing nations together, the Covid-19 pandemic is upending global supply chains and creating further distrust of international institutions.

Geopolitics

After Covid-19, Japan Recalibrates its Foreign Policy

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The diminished prestige of China and the US will prompt Japan to step up engagement with like-minded powers to reinforce stability and the existing rules-based order.

Security

The Eight Steps of North Korean Brinkmanship: Is This Time Different?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Pyongyang’s increasing assertiveness makes the current confrontation more dangerous to regional and global stability than usual.

Geopolitics

After the Nuclear Deal: China and Iran Tread Carefully

Thursday, June 11, 2020

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.

Population & Society

The Bioethics of Covid-19: Should Governments Let the Virus Run its Course?

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow and bioethics expert Florencia Daud urges authorities to pursue a more focused approach to protect the most vulnerable.

Geopolitics

Crossing the Rubicon: Duterte Moves to End the Philippine-US Alliance

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Behind Duterte's façade of triviality and pettiness is a concerted plan to shift the Philippines away from the US and closer to China.

Security

Rethinking US Alliances and Partnerships as Insurance Contracts

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Alliances and partnerships with the US should be viewed as insurance contracts to hedge against the uncertainties of Beijing’s growing power and influence.

Geopolitics

Russia, China and Central Asia: Cooperation over Competition

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Central Asia has become an important arena of collaboration for Russia and China, with Moscow focusing on the region's security and Beijing promoting trade and commerce

Geopolitics

India in the World: Modi's Moment in the Sun – or the Shade?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

India’s desire to be taken seriously as a major international player is legitimate. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s supporters are counting on him to secure the nation’s position as a global power. But his handling of domestic problems and relations with Pakistan and other neighbors raises questions about whether Modi is the man to put India irrevocably on the world map, writes Mumbai-born journalist and author Salil Tripathi, who is based in London.

Geopolitics

The Timor Sea Dispute: Territorializing the Sea?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Many maritime disputes are motivated by material factors like oil, gas, and fishing stocks. Weaker countries tend to insist on sovereignty claims, at the risk of stretching legal definitions, while those with access to resources are inclined to maintain the status quo. The Timor-Leste-Australia dispute shows how sovereign claims risk weakening the international sea regime.

Security

America First or America Isolated: The Case of the International Criminal Court

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Donald Trump’s national security advisor, John Bolton, has acted on his long-stated distaste for the International Criminal Court by declaring it dead to the U.S. Though a few of Bolton’s protestations have merit, the U.S. is setting a dangerous precedent in condemning the court.