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‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
October 28, 2014
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
Mercantilism in trade agreement rules-setting makes weaker economies slaves to the interests of economic hegemons.
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
October 23, 2014
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
Strategic issues are not the only driver behind the recent incidents involving Chinese fishermen.
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
India’s Nuclear Energy Imperative
October 08, 2014
India’s Nuclear Energy Imperative
The country needs a focus on nuclear power, and legislative reform, if it is to avoid an energy crisis.
India’s Nuclear Energy Imperative
Why the ASEAN Economic Community Will Struggle
September 24, 2014
Why the ASEAN Economic Community Will Struggle
Serious weaknesses within ASEAN threaten the realization of the bloc’s regional project.
Why the ASEAN Economic Community Will Struggle
Vietnam's Ticking Debt Bomb
August 19, 2014
Vietnam's Ticking Debt Bomb
For Vietnam, the debt problem serves as a reminder that the state should have limited influence in business.
Vietnam's Ticking Debt Bomb
Chinese Investors Fuel California Housing Bubble
August 16, 2014
Chinese Investors Fuel California Housing Bubble
Wealthy Chinese are gobbling up real estate in the Bay Area, but local opposition and an impending bubble signal danger.
Chinese Investors Fuel California Housing Bubble
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
August 12, 2014
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
Japan’s rising public debt has implications that go beyond its economy.
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
Entrepreneurs: China’s Next Growth Engine?
August 07, 2014
Entrepreneurs: China’s Next Growth Engine?
With shrinking growth and changing demographics, China is looking to innovation instead of cheap labor.
Entrepreneurs: China’s Next Growth Engine?
Asia’s Leaders and Economic Soft Power
July 31, 2014
Asia’s Leaders and Economic Soft Power
‘There is merit in exploring the potential of a collective soft power identity for Asia.’
Asia’s Leaders and Economic Soft Power
Breaking Through China’s Great Firewall
July 30, 2014
Breaking Through China’s Great Firewall
Can the US and EU use the WTO to halt Beijing’s blocks on Google, the New York Times and other sites?
Breaking Through China’s Great Firewall
Thomas Piketty and Asia
July 29, 2014
Thomas Piketty and Asia
The West has been enthralled with Thomas Piketty’s bestseller, but his work seems less persuasive in Asia.
Thomas Piketty and Asia
Uber and Classic Asian Mercantilism
July 25, 2014
Uber and Classic Asian Mercantilism
Seoul’s decision to ban a popular app is the latest of many examples of mercantilist policies in Asia.
Uber and Classic Asian Mercantilism
Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
July 15, 2014
Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
The country has been authoritarian and isolationist, but its reforms are beginning to show promise.
Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
July 10, 2014
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
For the country’s working and middle classes, the Hambantota port development will have important consequences.
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
July 03, 2014
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
The region’s major powers are in a tussle to control its rich energy sources.
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
Russia and the Chinese LNG Market
May 23, 2014
Russia and the Chinese LNG Market
China’s surging demand for liquefied natural gas should be a boon for Russia, but competition is fierce.
Russia and the Chinese LNG Market
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