中國科學院古脊椎動物與古人類研究所古DNA實驗室主任付巧妹教授將討論歐亞各區域早期現代人與古人類的關係 (講座以普通話進行 Webinar to be conducted in Mandarin)
In this Webinar, Ömer Özak explores the effect of historical ethnic borders on contemporary non-civil conflict in Africa.
In this first AsiaGlobal Papers webinar, David Arase of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Mark Beeson of the University of Western Australia, discuss the weakening of US hegemony and Washington’s withdrawal from multilateral engagement, the shift in international politics from a unipolar to a bipolar or multipolar framework, and the geopolitical and economic consequences these shifts will have for the US, China and the Indo-Pacific region.
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The South Caucasus plays a key geopolitical and security role in Eurasia where the interests of Russia, the EU, the US, Turkey and Iran converge and collide. China has been building political and economic relations with the region, investing in this important crossroads through its Belt and Road Initiative. How have the interests of the big powers come to focus on this strategically significant part of the world? How are these geopolitical forces playing out in the context of Covid-19? Our AsiaGlobal Fellows from the region will share their on-the-ground insights.
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.
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"The German government’s new policy guidelines for the Indo-Pacific region appear to be an appropriate recognition of the issues at stake. In reality, Germany continues to shy away from analysing the violations of international law in the South China Sea and developing a political response beyond technical cooperation," says Heribert Dieter, director of policy research at the Asia Global Institute.
In a Financial Times article, Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, observes that “A Biden administration may make life easier for China in the first year or two, as it will take him some time to undo some of the changes made by the Trump administration, but it may present a tougher challenge to China in the longer-term."
"Whilst the Covid-19 crisis overshadows other issues all over the world, some topics will most probably return once the pandemic will recede. Transatlantic trade is one of those. For years, policy makers on both side of the Atlantic have discussed trade policy, but have failed to reduce concerns," says Heribert Dieter, director of policy research at the Asia Global Institute.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence traces the evolution of online, data-driven markets in order to identify remaining areas of concern.
“If unchecked, corruption poses a threat to reducing poverty and supporting shared prosperity as well as the SDGs,” says Asia Global Institute Distinguished Fellow Mari Elka Pangestu.
In an interview with Mirror Online, 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow Layla McCay said that the UK's coronavirus testing system was 'light years' away from where it needs to be, as thousands find themselves unable to get a test.