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Xi’s Rare Symposium With Business Leaders Hints at Third Plenum Agenda

Xi’s Rare Symposium With Business Leaders Hints at Third Plenum Agenda

By Lizzi C. Lee
President Xi Jinping’s Shandong symposium signaled a pro-reform stance. Yet, talk is cheap – the world needs more to be convinced.

Narantsogt Sanjaa on Anti-Corruption and Mongolia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

Narantsogt Sanjaa on Anti-Corruption and Mongolia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

By Bolor Lkhaajav
“The establishment of the Sovereign Wealth Fund is a key part of the next stage” of Mongolia’s fight against corruption.
India, Iran, and the Taliban’s Gamble on Chabahar 

India, Iran, and the Taliban’s Gamble on Chabahar 

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
And the dilemma that it presents for Washington.

Did Illegal Tin Mines Really Steal $26 Billion From the Indonesian State?

Did Illegal Tin Mines Really Steal $26 Billion From the Indonesian State?

By James Guild
The Indonesian government recently brought corruption charges against Harvey Moeis, a wealthy businessman with interests in the mining sector.

The Missing Links in US Chip Policy

The Missing Links in US Chip Policy

By Young-sun Park
Like it or not, the semiconductor industry is globalized. Washington’s strategy must reflect this reality by elevating coordination with democratic partners.

The Bipartisan Clash Over US Electric Vehicle Policy

The Bipartisan Clash Over US Electric Vehicle Policy

By Yingfan Chen and Dingding Chen
The Biden administration’s strategy to compete with China’s dominance hasn’t won buy-in from Republicans, who are skeptical about the entire industry.

Why US Semiconductor Export Controls Backfire

Why US Semiconductor Export Controls Backfire

By Matthew Schleich and Thibault Denamiel
And how Washington can save its 21st century economic security strategy.
New Energy Competition: It’s Politics First for Both US and China

New Energy Competition: It’s Politics First for Both US and China

By Rakshith Shetty
Both China and the U.S. are looking to tariffs and other trade barriers to protect their clean energy industries. The outcome is likely to be a more protectionist world economy.

Victoria State’s Booming Population and Busted Budget

Victoria State’s Booming Population and Busted Budget

By Grant Wyeth
Melbourne’s infrastructure needs and the state’s budget problems are clearly in grave tension. The abandonment of critical and necessary rail projects cannot be the solution.

Thailand’s Showdown Over Interest Rates, Explained

Thailand’s Showdown Over Interest Rates, Explained

By James Guild
The economic rationale of the Bank of Thailand, and the political incentives of the current government, have been at odds since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Musk to ‘Consider’ Opening Battery Plant in Indonesia, Senior Official Says

Musk to ‘Consider’ Opening Battery Plant in Indonesia, Senior Official Says

By Sebastian Strangio
A Tesla investment would be a significant vote of confidence in Jakarta's ambition of becoming an EV production powerhouse.
Fox in the Henhouse: The Growing Harms of North Korea’s Remote IT Workforce

Fox in the Henhouse: The Growing Harms of North Korea’s Remote IT Workforce

By Glenn Chafetz
Pyongyang has infiltrated its IT workers into contractors and subcontractors serving the United States’ largest and most profitable companies.

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