Will Cash Stimulus Jump-Start the Thai Economy?
By James Guild
Economic recovery from COVID-19 has been sluggish, but there might be better ways to kickstart consumer spending.
Vietnam Communist Party Chief Vows to Hasten Anti-Graft Campaign
By Sebastian Strangio
Nguyen Phu Thong's pledge came after last week's revelation of a gargantuan $12.5 billion financial scandal involving a Ho Chi Minh City-based real estate firm.
In Cambodia, Foreigners Cannot Own Land. Or Can They?
By David Hutt
There are signs of growing tensions between the country's private sector and its rentier political elite.
Unrest in the Middle East Is Bad for Both CPEC and IMEC
By Burak Elmali
As uncertainties deepen, what lies ahead for these dueling connectivity projects?
Arctic Ambitions: China’s Engagement With the Northern Sea Route
By Tiago Tecelão Martins
As climate change makes the Arctic shipping route more feasible, China is leaning in.
Why Is the Eurasian Economic Union Broken?
By Elvira Aidarkhanova
The EAEU is largely ineffective in terms of economic cooperation and integration, which are paradoxically its very reasons for being.
Pakistani Crackdown on Iran Border Trade Sparks Protests in Southern Balochistan
By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Informal trade in oil and other goods, which previously provided people in border villages with income, has been halted without putting alternative means of livelihood in place.
The Cautionary Tale of Georgia’s FTA With China
By Maradia Tsaava and Katarina Baletić
If Georgia's experience is any indication, Serbian winemakers shouldn’t expect much from the new free trade agreement with China.
Indonesia’s Coming Geothermal Boom
By James Guild
The country has long experience with geothermal energy, making it one of Jakarta's preferred forms of renewable energy.
Can Xi Jinping Achieve His Ambitions After the Biden-Xi Summit?
By Jianli Yang
Xi’s transformation from “wolf warrior” to “panda” was more about what came after the summit: a major gathering with American CEOs.
Are We There Yet? Indonesia’s Huge EV Challenge
By Mailinda Eka Yuniza and Jonathan Abram Dewanto
Indonesia wants to increase its use of EVs but the cost of rolling out public charging stations is just one challenge.
China’s Heavy Economic Legacy of State Ownership and Central Planning
By Itzhak Goldberg
Waning productivity and declining growth in China cannot be explained by the pandemic or even demographic shifts. It is also the consequence of an unfinished reform agenda.