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Economy on the Brink, Taliban Rely on Former Technocrats
October 19, 2021

Economy on the Brink, Taliban Rely on Former Technocrats

By Samya Kullab
"Why would I expect them to understand international monetary policy?” one official said of the Taliban.
Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget
October 19, 2021

Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget

By James Guild
In 2022, the state intends to continue its robust spending on the areas most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: health and social assistance.

AUKUS Is Only Half the Equation
October 18, 2021

AUKUS Is Only Half the Equation

By Ryan Nabil
The United States and Britain should prioritize economic ties in their emerging Asia alliance.

How China Uses Development Finance Strategically in South Asia
October 18, 2021

How China Uses Development Finance Strategically in South Asia

By Mohamed Zeeshan
Since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, Beijing has remade the idea of development aid.

A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?
October 15, 2021

A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?

By Massita Ayu Cindy and Vivi Fitriyanti
President Jokowi's administration seems poised to break through the regulatory bottlenecks that have long held back the country's renewable energy ambitions.
What Does a Kishida Government Mean for Japan-Russia Economic Relations?
October 14, 2021

What Does a Kishida Government Mean for Japan-Russia Economic Relations?

By Andrei Kozinets and James D.J. Brown
Japan-Russia relations look set for a lull under Prime Minister Kishida. But there are good reason to continue economic cooperation in the Russian Far East.

Indonesia to Use State Budget for Cost Overrun on Chinese Rail Project
October 14, 2021

Indonesia to Use State Budget for Cost Overrun on Chinese Rail Project

By Sebastian Strangio
Since its inception in 2015, the headline BRI project has seen repeated delays and inflated costs.
Indonesia’s Climate Commitments Ahead of the COP-26 Summit
October 14, 2021

Indonesia’s Climate Commitments Ahead of the COP-26 Summit

By Noto Suoneto
The upcoming climate summit offers President Joko Widodo an opportunity to realize his vision of Indonesia as a “bridge builder” and global problem solver.

What Is Kishidanomics?
October 14, 2021

What Is Kishidanomics?

By Daisuke Akimoto and Larissa Stünkel
Can Japan achieve the new prime minister’s plan for income doubling and economic security?

How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 
October 13, 2021

How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 

By Wahidullah Azizi
As Afghanistan heads toward an uncertain future, many wonder what went wrong in the two decades leading up to the present crisis. 

Doubling Down on Tourism Today will Constrain Cambodia’s Policy Options Tomorrow
October 13, 2021

Doubling Down on Tourism Today will Constrain Cambodia’s Policy Options Tomorrow

By Nay Darlin
COVID-19 has given Cambodia an opportunity to rethink its reliance on tourism. Will the government take it?
Why Is China Looking to Establish Banks in Nigeria?
October 13, 2021

Why Is China Looking to Establish Banks in Nigeria?

By Oluwatosin Adeshokan
For China, the establishment of banks in Nigeria presents an opportunity to further integrate itself with the financial systems of the African continent.

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