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To the victor belong the spoils: The future of green energy

In recent years, China has pushed for the rapid development of renewable energy infrastructure, touting itself as the leader of innovative green energy.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Forget the South China Sea, this is Asia’s real water war

While tensions in the South China Sea have the potential for limited skirmishes far out to sea, the competition over the resources of the Mekong River is putting millions at risk of natural disasters, famine and regional instability.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy Outlook for 2017

Vietnam and the Philippines dive back into contested waters

Both Vietnam and the Philippines restarted drilling and exploring for oil in contested waters in the South China Sea – risking the ire of China.

Asia Pacific Economics

Whose line is it anyway? The growing threat of China’s maritime presence

China’s increasing military and maritime presence in Djibouti is causing a stir, as its search for resources puts pressure on political stability globally.

Asia Pacific Economics

Uncertain times, uncertain ties: Washington courts Vietnam amid regional tensions

Last week, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam travelled to Washington for a four-day summit, which is expected to further cement partnership.

Economics Russia

Go fish! Russian fishing ties with Vietnam set to strengthen

Changes in Russia’s domestic fishing market may push Russia closer to Vietnam and to sell more fish and agricultural products to Asian markets.

Asia Pacific Economics

ASEAN faces banking union problems

While the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF) shows great promise, the insistence on sticking to the so-called “ASEAN Way” threatens to undermine it.

Politics South and Central Asia

China-Vietnam agreement signals regional shift in the South China Sea

Amidst China’s land reclamation and militarization in the South China Sea, the recent deal with Vietnam has far reaching implications for the region

Economics International

The economic implications of US-China tensions

U.S.-China strategic considerations are gradually overshadowing the economic relationship, which could potentially lead to mutually-assured destruction.

Asia Pacific Politics

Laos government cracks down on social media use

Attempts to crackdown of social media raised concerns over human rights violations and of potential negative impact on the country’s burgeoning economy