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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.

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

Europe Politics

The South China Sea ruling: The view from the UK

The UK’s response to The Permanent Court of Arbitration’s recent decision on the South China Sea should avoid any miscalculation towards China.

Asia Pacific

Brexit and China: Xi is not amused

Brexit will undermine the UK’s relations with China, as Beijing looks elsewhere to stay plugged into Europe.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Baidu in China: Crisis from beyond the grave

Major Chinese firm Baidu is under scrutiny after being accused of promoting misleading medical information—how will markets and politicians respond?

Asia Pacific Politics

China-U.S. dialogue falls short on substance

In the midst of Asia-Pacific tensions, the recent China-U.S. summit failed to move beyond the rhetoric that has historically gridlocked relations.

Asia Pacific Economics

Why China’s obesity crisis is great news for investors

Increasing obesity and other health concerns in China pose serious challenges, but also exciting opportunities for investors.

Asia Pacific Economics International

Apple runs afoul of China’s changing internet

Apple is the victim of bad timing, not a crackdown, as China flexes its internet sovereignty by shutting down iTunes Movies and iBooks.

Economics Europe

Economic risk associated with new Russian National Guard

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent creation of a new National Guard reflects the administration’s concerns with multiple potential internal security threats. These threats are magnified by Russia’s continued economic downturn

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.