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Navigating maritime security in the Bay of Bengal

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Troy Lee-Brown, UWA The year 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the strategic partnership between ASEAN and India, but there are new opportunities for mutually…

A WTO member’s home is its castle

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Sunayana Sasmal and Petros C Mavroidis, Columbia University.  Trade policy and national security policy are interconnected. The World Trade Organisation (WTO), which replaced the General…

United States and China vie for influence in Indo-Pacific

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Doug Strub, National Bureau of Asia Research The Biden administration’s launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) negotiations signals renewed US economic engagement in the…

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Waking up from the Japanese debt dream

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Toshiro Nishizawa, University of Tokyo Affordability matters for government debt because the burden is eventually passed onto current and future taxpayers through tax hikes or…

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Japan’s low inflation conundrum

Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Gunther Schnabl, Leipzig University Inflation rates have risen far above the targets of many central banks around the world, reaching 9.1 per cent in the…

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United States and China vie for influence in Indo-Pacific

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Doug Strub, National Bureau of Asia Research The Biden administration’s launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) negotiations signals renewed US economic engagement in the…

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Colombo’s controversial new president

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Neil DeVotta, Wake Forest University On 20 July 2022, Sri Lanka’s parliament voted to make Ranil Wickremasinghe the country’s eighth Executive President until November 2024.…

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Navigating maritime security in the Bay of Bengal

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Troy Lee-Brown, UWA The year 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the strategic partnership between ASEAN and India, but there are new opportunities for mutually…

A WTO member’s home is its castle

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Sunayana Sasmal and Petros C Mavroidis, Columbia University.  Trade policy and national security policy are interconnected. The World Trade Organisation (WTO), which replaced the General…

United States and China vie for influence in Indo-Pacific

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Doug Strub, National Bureau of Asia Research The Biden administration’s launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) negotiations signals renewed US economic engagement in the…

Japan’s low inflation conundrum

Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Gunther Schnabl, Leipzig University Inflation rates have risen far above the targets of many central banks around the world, reaching 9.1 per cent in the…

Indonesia won’t go with the flow on data

Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Xirui Li, NTU Cross-border data flows have been a priority on the G20 agenda since 2019. This year is no exception. Indonesia, which holds the…

Waking up from the Japanese debt dream

Reading Time: 4 minutes Author: Toshiro Nishizawa, University of Tokyo Affordability matters for government debt because the burden is eventually passed onto current and future taxpayers through tax hikes or…

ASEAN

The Quad and ASEAN — where to next?

ASEAN needs to work together on green energy

RCEP and ASEAN: old and new

Indonesia’s year of living hopefully

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Building a heatwave-resistant India

Reading Time: 3 minutes Authors: Simrit Kaur and Harpreet Kaur, University of Delhi Heatwaves in India have become more frequent, prolonged, intense and geographically spread-out. Twelve of the country’s warmest…

Obstacles to energy security in Central and South Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Dimitris Symeonidis, The Hague On 25 January 2022, an unprecedented blackout spread across much of southern Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. This is not the first…

Pacific resilience tested on multiple fronts

Reading Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr Tess Newton Cain, Pacific Hub, Griffith Asia Institute It was quite the year for the Pacific islands in 2021. Countries have had to negotiate…