International politics has shifted from unipolarity to bipolarity. This is accompanied by rising China-US strategic rivalry fuelled by incompatible visions of international governance. Meanwhile, social discontent is widespread around the world, which stems from unequal distribution of globalization’s costs and benefits. These two trends are reducing the prospects for global security and prosperity, leaving countries to fend for themselves in an increasingly polarized state-centric order.
In this AsiaGlobal Paper, Professor David Arase discusses the potential impact of these developments on the future of the Indo-Pacific region.
Join AsiaGlobal Fellows Charity Amayaenvbo (Nigeria), George Lwanda (South Africa), Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu (Zimbabwe) and Kadidia Konare (Mali) as they offer on-the-ground insights on Africa’s Covid-19 responses.
Join us for the next Quantitative History Webinar with legal historian Ron Harris (Tel-Aviv). Ron will discuss his latest book "Going the Distance", which explores how the organizational revolution contributed to the formation of global trade and the creation of the business corporation as a key factor in Europe’s economic rise.
Join the global thinkers, Victor K Fung, Mari Pangestu and Michael Spence, in a live debate about the long-term impact of the pandemic and the new opportunities for reshaping the global economy and the international order.
The international order created under the auspices of “American hegemony” appears to be unraveling during the erratic and nationalistic leadership of Donald Trump, and the growing geopolitical and geoeconomic competition between the US and China.
This AsiaGlobal Paper by Mark Beeson analyses these developments by putting them in historical context, considering what was distinctive about the “rise of the West”, and explaining why the relative decline of American influence may prove so consequential.
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Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence and David W Brady show how and explain why voter sentiment has turned against the US president in recent months.
In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Layla McCay, 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow, says it's going to be very challenging to manage if there is a significant resurgence of Covid-19. It is entirely possible that we would have a second surge over winter at the same time that we have flu.
2018 AsiaGlobal Fellow Prakash Bhattarai and Pradip Adhikari say that there needs to be a higher emphasis on the latest data analytics tools and technology infrastructure for the monitoring, evaluation, and analytics of the data in policy institutes of Nepal.
In an interview with the Times, Layla McCay, 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow, says the new rule which allows UK patients to go to hospital for planned care without two weeks of self-isolation could help address a backlog of patients needing treatment, adding that relevant decisions should be made locally according to different circumstances, rather than nationally.
Interviewed by the Financial Times, Layla McCay, 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow, says that the UK test and trace system is not working effectively enough to keep the public safe.