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China’s Zero COVID Policy to Renew US West Coast Port Congestion
April 25, 2022

China’s Zero COVID Policy to Renew US West Coast Port Congestion

By Sara Hsu
Lockdowns in Shanghai and elsewhere are resulting in shortages, as there’s a backlog of goods waiting to be moved within China and around the world.

How Does the Russia-Ukraine War Affect Asia’s Political Economy? 
April 18, 2022

How Does the Russia-Ukraine War Affect Asia’s Political Economy? 

By Kavoossi Masoud and Dingding Chen
Multinational companies must find new solutions in an era of accelerating deglobalization.
South Korea-US Economic Ties Are Changing
February 08, 2022

South Korea-US Economic Ties Are Changing

By Tom Byrne
Amid supply chain worries and high-tech competition, there has been a distinct shift in the tenor of the business relationship between Seoul and Washington.

Will South Korea Join the US Effort to Insulate Supply Chains From China?
January 19, 2022

Will South Korea Join the US Effort to Insulate Supply Chains From China?

By Jin Kai
Pressure from Washington to align with the U.S. decoupling effort is growing, but it's a tall order for South Korea.

Rare Earths: Fighting for the Fuel of the Future
January 08, 2022

Rare Earths: Fighting for the Fuel of the Future

By Brendan P. Dziama, Juan Manuel Chomón Pérez, and Andreas Ganser
Rare earths are as critical to the modern economy as oil – and China has quietly secured a near-monopoly.

China’s Supply Chain Bottlenecks: Winners and Losers
November 02, 2021

China’s Supply Chain Bottlenecks: Winners and Losers

By Sara Hsu
While manufacturers are losing out, logistics companies are making record profits.

Japan, the US, and the Quest for Secure Supply Chains
July 30, 2021

Japan, the US, and the Quest for Secure Supply Chains

By Akihiro Furusho
Japan-U.S. cooperation is crucial for ensuring supply chain resilience and thus economic security.
Biden to Order a Review of US Supply Chains for Vital Goods
February 25, 2021

Biden to Order a Review of US Supply Chains for Vital Goods

By Associated Press
Over the past year, the fragility of vital supply chains has been revealed repeatedly.

Taiwan, Chips, and Geopolitics: Part 1
December 10, 2020

Taiwan, Chips, and Geopolitics: Part 1

By John Lee
Taiwan’s TSMC is a critical part of the global semiconductor supply chain. What does that mean for the U.S. and China’s Taiwan policies?

South Korea’s Struggle to Bring Manufacturing Home
September 14, 2020

South Korea’s Struggle to Bring Manufacturing Home

By Troy Stangarone
Like other countries around the world, Seoul is trying to reshore production – with limited success.

US Investment in Southeast Asia and Decoupling From China
August 21, 2020

US Investment in Southeast Asia and Decoupling From China

By Jack Liu, Judy Ly, Miranda Sieg, and Ilan Simanin
No single policy is going to completely eliminate the commercial and security risks inherent in a China-dominated supply chain.
As Global Value Chains Shift, Will China Lose Its Dominance?
June 11, 2020

As Global Value Chains Shift, Will China Lose Its Dominance?

By Priyanka Pandit
China’s position as a crucial link is likely to remain unaltered even under new patterns of production.

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