Opponents and Supporters of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Economy,China
By John F. Copper - 30 Jun 2017

Opponents and Supporters of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has its detractors and opponents. To some it is an existential threat. Given its Leviathan nature that is no wonder. Of course, the BRI also has its enthusiasts and supporters.
The New Economy and its Implications
Economy

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 16 Jun 2017

The New Economy and its Implications

China’s Role in the Asia-Pacific Region
Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 14 Jun 2017

China’s Role in the Asia-Pacific Region

Re-Globalization under the 4th Industrial Revolution
Economy

Re-Globalization under the 4th Industrial Revolution

The issues of income distribution, inequality, and labor market stress at the center of re-globalization will be complicated by the rapid technological development under the 4th Industrial Revolution.
India, Nepal and the Belt and Road Initiative: A Triangular Analysis
Economy,China,South Asia

India, Nepal and the Belt and Road Initiative: A Triangular Analysis

In a surprising move on May 12, 2017, just a day before the opening of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Nepal signed the framework agreement in Kathmandu. However, this has raised strategic apprehensions in India.
By Rishi Gupta - 05 Jun 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Missing Links in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative
Economy,China

Missing Links in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

With deepening cooperation between China and countries along the Belt and Road, more needs to be done in institutional arrangement, policy chains, risk assessment and control as well as communication at different levels.
New Measures to Lessen Negative Aspects of Belt and Road Initiative
Economy,South Asia

New Measures to Lessen Negative Aspects of Belt and Road Initiative

India, a notable absence from the BRI, raised the issues that the projects do not follow internationally-recognized norms of good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency, and equality.  
The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats

In 1986, Vietnam instituted economic reforms known as Doi Moi. In 1995, former US President Bill Clinton normalized relations with Vietnam. With US support, Vietnam joined the World Trade Organization.
By Tai Wei Lim - 25 May 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
India-Iran Ties: Economic and Strategic Significances
Economy,South Asia

India-Iran Ties: Economic and Strategic Significances

India’s relationship with Iran is important for a myriad of economic and strategic reasons. Firstly, India is amongst the largest importers of oil, second after China, from Iran. Secondly, India is helping Iran in the development of Chabahar Port.
Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership
Economy,China,East Asia

Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

On May 15, 2017, Japan signaled its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiated by Beijing. The condition is for the AIIB to address Japan’s concerns about the environmental impact of AIIB-funded projects and other matters.
By Tai Wei Lim - 23 May 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources
Economy,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources

Some Cambodian scholars have commented that the country’s debt situation is manageable. However, one should take proactive measures to tackle the unpredictable backlash which could potentially derive from debt.  
The ASEAN Community: A Lofty Historical Challenge
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Community: A Lofty Historical Challenge

The most important area in which ASEAN can contribute is to bring about the ASEAN Community with cultures and historical backgrounds different from those of the European Union. The new global conditions present Southeast Asia with opportunities and challenges.
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