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A New Direction for the China-US Phase One Deal?
December 08, 2021

A New Direction for the China-US Phase One Deal?

By Bashar Malkawi
Enforcing the deal could ironically prove to be its undoing. What options does Washington have?

North Korea Plans to Dig Deep Into Renewable Energy Alternatives 
December 07, 2021

North Korea Plans to Dig Deep Into Renewable Energy Alternatives 

By Jason Bartlett
The success of North Korean renewable energy projects will depend on the willingness of key allies, such as China, to facilitate.
Making Sense of Mitratel’s $1.3 Billion Dollar IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange
December 07, 2021

Making Sense of Mitratel’s $1.3 Billion Dollar IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

By James Guild
The listing sends the message that the government is willing to make room for the safe investment of private capital in Indonesia.

Under Pressure From China’s Authorities, Didi Is Delisting From the New York Stock Exchange
December 07, 2021

Under Pressure From China’s Authorities, Didi Is Delisting From the New York Stock Exchange

By Nicola Daniel
Since its IPO on the NYSE, Didi has been the target of investigations and penalties from China’s Cyberspace Administration.

Japan Steps in to Support India Against China in South Asia
December 06, 2021

Japan Steps in to Support India Against China in South Asia

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Quad may still be a mist-covered structure but Indo-Japanese cooperation against China is becoming more concrete.

The Long Shadow of the Asian Financial Crisis in South Korea
December 06, 2021

The Long Shadow of the Asian Financial Crisis in South Korea

By Yong Kwon
Seoul’s approach to pandemic relief is colored by the formative experience of the 1997-98 crisis.

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns
December 03, 2021

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns

By Sebastian Strangio
The $5.9 billion railway, an impressive feat of Chinese engineering, is set to tie Laos ever closer to its northern neighbor.
How Indonesia and Singapore Can Deepen Their Renewable Energy Cooperation
December 03, 2021

How Indonesia and Singapore Can Deepen Their Renewable Energy Cooperation

By Dedi Dinarto and Gerardus Yosari
In many ways, the two nations are natural partners in the development of green energy sources.

What Chinese Dams in Laos Tell Us About the Belt and Road Initiative
December 03, 2021

What Chinese Dams in Laos Tell Us About the Belt and Road Initiative

By Phillip Guerreiro
Analyzing Chinese dams in Laos provides insight into the local origins and drivers of the BRI, particularly along China’s borderland regions.

Is China Stacking the Technology Deck by Setting International Standards?
December 02, 2021

Is China Stacking the Technology Deck by Setting International Standards?

By Danny Russel and Blake Berger
Though often overshadowed by China’s advances in technology, the state-directed strategy to set technological standards will have a lasting impact.

Has Labor Migration to Russia Improved for Kyrgyz?
December 01, 2021

Has Labor Migration to Russia Improved for Kyrgyz?

By Aziza Shamyrbekova
Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union provided some relief to Kyrgyz migrant workers, but difficulties remain. 
Thai Telcos Dtac and True Are Planning a Merger
November 30, 2021

Thai Telcos Dtac and True Are Planning a Merger

By James Guild
If approved, the merger between the two firms will create the country's largest telecommunications firm.

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