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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?

Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where

Asia Pacific Politics

Will Obama’s “Pivot to Asia” end with his presidency?

Obama’s pivot should have represented a shift in US foreign policy. The end of his presidency puts the future of the pivot into question.

Asia Pacific Economics

The Silk Road is turning China’s diplomacy on its head

While China has traditionally refused to become involved in countries’ domestic affairs, its Silk Road ambitions are challenging Beijing’s policy.

Brexit Europe

Brexit and the worst-case scenario: What future for the UK’s international trade?

The triggering of Article 50 will leave the UK several options with regard to its future trade relations with the EU. In the worst case scenario that the EU and the UK cannot come to a new partnership agreement, where could the UK turn to boost its exports?

Economics Technology and infrastructure

Climate change, cities and the private sector’s golden opportunity

Following the Paris COP 21, countries have come together to limit their CO2 outputs. Yet it is individual cities, not countries, who are leading the charge.

Asia Pacific Politics

Panama Papers lay bare China’s corruption, environmental woes

Fallout from the Panama Papers has landed in China, casting doubt on anti-corruption efforts and pledges for greater environmental stewardship.

Asia Pacific Politics

Thailand’s undemocratic Constitution: 3 takeaways

Thailand’s latest draft constitution is a push by the Junta to cement its hold on power, effectively shattering the country’s democracy. While the Junta ostensibly seeks to preserve stability and

Asia Pacific Security

3 Myths about Beijing’s South China Sea ambitions

China has been accused of stoking regional tensions in the South China Sea. However, China’s grievances in the dispute have often been misinterpreted – for Beijing, the South China Sea

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Climate change, dams and risk on the Mekong

Climate change is threatening the economic and political future of the Mekong region. Excessive dam building is accelerating these risks. Failure to act will significantly impact growth in the region.

Asia Pacific Finance

China’s stock market shutdown: 4 points to know

It was an ominous start to the year for China’s stock market with trading lasting a brief 14 minutes on Thursday last week. Here are four points to help you