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2018/08/22 | Policy Forum

ANALYSIS: Why the Asian Tigers Don't Have Their Own Silicon Valley

Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan are still far from adapting to the digital age and embracing the knowledge economy.

2018/06/18 | Policy Forum

Korean Summitry Spurs Moon's Minjoo Party to Electoral Success

Moon Jae-in’s Minjoo party rode overwhelming public approval and turnout to a strong electoral victory that has left the country’s opposition parties reeling.

2018/05/18 | Policy Forum

ANALYSIS: Ignoring Bangladesh's Polarizing Politics Is a Grave Mistake

Conditions in the South Asian nation present a perfect storm for terrorist organizations.

2018/07/19 | Policy Forum

ANALYSIS: Russia's Expanding Asia-Pacific Power Play

In the absence of strong relations with Western nations, Russia may be making its own pivot to Asia. This should motivate Australia and ASEAN states to fortify their own presences in the area.

2018/05/15 | Policy Forum

How Southeast Asia Can Avoid Dutch Disease

The likes of Laos and Myanmar can avoid the middle-income trap by establishing mechanisms to invest their resource-driven revenues.

2018/06/29 | Policy Forum

OPINION: It's Time to Move Past Outdated Notions of Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

The conversation about cybersecurity must evolve to take account of state actors intent on furthering strategic aims.

2018/08/20 | Policy Forum

OPINION: Differing Strategic Visions in the Indo-Pacific Cloud the Region's Future

India, Japan and the US all have different ideas about what the Indo-Pacific means, casting doubt over its future as a concept.

2018/04/23 | Policy Forum

OPINION: Smart Cities Risk Becoming the 'Next Populist Scapegoat'

Resistance to futuristic urban concepts could be viewed as obstinate refusal to cope with change, or as a way to maintain humanity in the face of forces larger than ourselves.

2018/03/28 | Policy Forum

China Scholars Issue Open Letter to Protest Australia's Draft Spy Bill Amendment

The draft bill criminalizes receiving information deemed harmful to the national interest and radicalizes debate on China.

2018/06/14 | Policy Forum

Chinese Firms Venture into Russia 2018 World Cup Sponsorship Breach

Chinese companies like Wanda and Vivo do not fear to tread in the footprints of scandal that have deterred Western sponsors.