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Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (27 May-02 June 2024)

Economic U.S. state laws take aim at pension investment in China U.S. states are forcing public pension funds to divest from Chinese-owned companies, citing national security risks amid rising tensions between the world's two largest economies....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor(06-12 May 2024)

Economic China’s Xi visits EU to avert trade war – media Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, and EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on May 06 to resolve economic disagreements between Brussels and...

Tensions Show in US-China Ties During Blinken’s Visit

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's three day (April 24-26) visit to Shanghai and Beijing was an apparent attempt to arrest the slide in relations and simultaneously make clear the US 'red lines'. Since Biden became US President, Blinken is the...

Time for India to Reset its China Policy?

Once Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government return to power—as most observers believe it will—it should be more unequivocal in projecting the country’s policy towards China. Perhaps, it is time that New...

Chinese President Xi Jinping Bolsters Position at National People’s Congress

The plenary sessions of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body, and the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s version of a parliament, both important events in China’s political calendar...

China is Raising Tensions in the Taiwan Strait

Tension across the Taiwan Strait has increased since Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the Presidential elections for the third consecutive time in January 2024. The victory of the DPP's Lai Ching-te clearly signalled...

Global Situation and Challenges Ahead in 2024

While it is difficult to predict the future, one can be reasonably sure that the forces of change unleashed in the last few years will continue to intensify and create unexpected situations. Black swan events are becoming increasingly common. In...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (20-26 November 2023)

Economic Earth to warm up to 2.9C even with current climate pledges: UN The world’s emissions-cutting pledges are nowhere near enough to curb the effects of climate change, with Earth on track for warming a potentially catastrophic 2.9C (5.2F) this...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (06-12 November 2023)

Economic Australian and Chinese leaders talk pandas and wine as ties improve despite disagreements The leaders of Australia and China joked about the relative cuteness of pandas and Tasmanian devils on 06 Nov in a largely symbolic meeting that...

Trends & Tribulations in the Indo-Pacific

(On August 8-10, 2023, Malaysia’s Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) conducted a seminal international conference called the 36th Asia-Pacific Roundtable.[1] Towards the overarching aim of maintaining ASEAN centrality in...

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