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Turkic Council Sets Sights on Upgrade Rooted in Economic Connectivity Projects
April 12, 2021

Turkic Council Sets Sights on Upgrade Rooted in Economic Connectivity Projects

By Umida Hashimova
The Turkic Council aims to grow its political and economic significance.
Sacred Sustainability: Singapore, Greening, and Biophilic Design
April 12, 2021

Sacred Sustainability: Singapore, Greening, and Biophilic Design

By Abhinav Seetharaman
Singapore's sustainable development strategies have played an important but unheralded role in the country's economic success.

Thailand Buffeted by Third Wave of COVID-19 Infections
April 12, 2021

Thailand Buffeted by Third Wave of COVID-19 Infections

By Sebastian Strangio
The new outbreak threatens to undermine Thailand's economic recovery before it has even begun.

Iran Frees South Korean Ship Held Amid Dispute Over Funds
April 09, 2021

Iran Frees South Korean Ship Held Amid Dispute Over Funds

By Isabel Debre and Jon Gambrel
South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Iran released the tanker and its captain after seizing the vessel in January. 

The Hidden Motive of China’s Zero Emissions Pledge: Energy Security
April 09, 2021

The Hidden Motive of China’s Zero Emissions Pledge: Energy Security

By Chan Kung and He Jun
China’s embrace of electric vehicles and the hydrogen economy is also about reducing its reliance on foreign energy sources.
Chinese Casino Magnate’s Empire Set to Expand in Laos
April 08, 2021

Chinese Casino Magnate’s Empire Set to Expand in Laos

By Sebastian Strangio
The businessman Zhao Wei has established close relationships to Laos's communist elite.

Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia Face Fresh Delays
April 08, 2021

Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia Face Fresh Delays

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib Pashya
Indonesia's government should tread cautiously when green-lighting large-scale Chinese infrastructure projects.
How Independent Should Bank Indonesia (or any Central Bank) Be?
April 06, 2021

How Independent Should Bank Indonesia (or any Central Bank) Be?

By James Guild
It is worth questioning the dictum that central banks should occupy their own autonomous policy space.

How Will China’s Sovereign Digital Currency Affect Fintech?
April 05, 2021

How Will China’s Sovereign Digital Currency Affect Fintech?

By Sara Hsu
China’s sovereign digital currency is likely to have a mainly positive impact on the fintech sector.

Putting the Serum Institute of India’s Success in Perspective
April 05, 2021

Putting the Serum Institute of India’s Success in Perspective

By Krzysztof Iwanek
AstraZeneca’s cooperation with the Serum Institute of India is a success for the Make in India campaign, but not necessarily the idea of a self-reliant India.

How Will the Global Semiconductor Crunch Impact South Korea?
April 01, 2021

How Will the Global Semiconductor Crunch Impact South Korea?

By Kyle Ferrier
Most South Korean conglomerates have weathered the shortage much better than their global competitors. That could change as early as this month.
China’s Central Asian Rail Investment Does Not Add Up
April 01, 2021

China’s Central Asian Rail Investment Does Not Add Up

By Tristan Kenderdine and Péter Bucsky
China’s contribution to Central Asian rail connectivity remains miniscule.

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