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Duterte’s Gamble on the US-Philippines Alliance
February 21, 2020

Duterte’s Gamble on the US-Philippines Alliance

By Ankit Panda
A reset for the U.S.-Philippines alliance?

Why the EU’s New Cambodia Wrist Slap Won’t Weaken Hun Sen’s Iron Grip
February 20, 2020

Why the EU’s New Cambodia Wrist Slap Won’t Weaken Hun Sen’s Iron Grip

By Luke Hunt
Though the move is not entirely insignificant, it pales in comparison to the other challenges the government faces and is working to address.
Kyrgyz-Chinese Joint Venture Scrapped After Protests
February 20, 2020

Kyrgyz-Chinese Joint Venture Scrapped After Protests

By Catherine Putz
A deal with China to build a $275 million logistics center in Naryn region has been cancelled. 

What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?
February 20, 2020

What Does an Improved Credit Rating Actually Mean for the Philippines?

By Ronald U. Mendoza
The first article in a two-part series explains why credit ratings make the rich richer but matter less to most Filipinos.

How Did the Abe Cabinet Attempt to Mitigate the Economic Pain From Its Tax Hike?
February 19, 2020

How Did the Abe Cabinet Attempt to Mitigate the Economic Pain From Its Tax Hike?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan’s GDP fell by 6.3 percent after the sales tax hike. The Abe government must have seen that coming.

Red Flag: Impacts of Coronavirus in China and the World
February 18, 2020

Red Flag: Impacts of Coronavirus in China and the World

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from George Magnus.

Coronavirus Deepens India’s Economic Chill
February 18, 2020

Coronavirus Deepens India’s Economic Chill

By Anthony Fensom
Key sectors in India’s economy depend heavily on imports from China, where production has come to a near-halt.
5G and Huawei: The UK and EU Decide
February 15, 2020

5G and Huawei: The UK and EU Decide

By John Lee
The EU and U.K. are willing to accept some managed risk in return for expected gains brought by interdependence with China.

China’s Coronavirus Outbreak and Economic Performance: Test for Performance Legitimacy?
February 14, 2020

China’s Coronavirus Outbreak and Economic Performance: Test for Performance Legitimacy?

By Dingding Chen
What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for China’s future development?

Why Monash Opening a Campus in Indonesia Is a Big Deal
February 14, 2020

Why Monash Opening a Campus in Indonesia Is a Big Deal

By James Guild
The announcement proves Jokowi is serious about opening up previously closed sectors to foreign competition.

South Korea’s Population May Have Already Peaked
February 14, 2020

South Korea’s Population May Have Already Peaked

By Troy Stangarone
Recent statistics suggest South Korea's population may be aging even more quickly than previous worst-case scenarios predicted.
Will Japan’s Economy Buckle Under the Coronavirus Outbreak?
February 13, 2020

Will Japan’s Economy Buckle Under the Coronavirus Outbreak?

By Thisanka Siripala
Japanese companies are bracing for a slowdown in supply chains and sales.

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