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Exaggerated Alarm and Destructive Excursions: Anti-Proliferation Policy and The Case of North Korea

November 28, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Mueller The consequences of nuclear proliferation have been substantially benign: those who have acquired the weapons have “used” them simply to stoke their egos or to deter real or imagined threats. However, alarmed anti-proliferation efforts have proved to be exceedingly costly. History suggests that the best policy for dealing the North

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What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

November 26, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial divisions to achieve shared goals. The West, too, can learn from the ASEAN way of musyawarah (consultation)

Getting to Yes with China and North Korea

November 20, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

By Walter Clemens, Jr. We are all for world peace and economic stability. But who holds the key? In this article, the author shares his expert insights on how the United States could come to terms with China and North Korea. In the end, rewards, and not

Indonesia Islamic Economic Project: A Disruptive Initiative for a more Just, Inclusive, and Impactful Finance

November 20, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Banjaran Surya Indrastomo Indonesia Islamic economic project was initiated in the periphery and has been expanding significantly in different spectrums generating both authentic and Islamic version of financial institutions. With the recent move by the

Trump’s Asia Tour: From Old Conflicts to New Prospects

November 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                       Trump’s gruelling 12-day Asia tour was a quest for mega deals. US policies in Asia are shifting. The stress on competitive strategic visions is being redefined by historic bilateral

How To Fight Corruption in the Philippines

October 9, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

Interview with Dr. Dan Steinbock Despite opposition, President Duterte’s Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the anti-corruption agency must be independent.   On October

Can Sustainable Peace and Co-operation Be Achieved in the South China Sea Region?

September 25, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Li Jianwei and Ramses Amer Since mid-2016, positive improvements have been made in the South China Sea region. However, more efforts are needed to sustain such peaceful and co-operative trend. 2016 was a dramatic year in the development of the South China

From the Trans-Atlantic Axis and the Trans-Asian Axis          

August 16, 2017 • Columns, Asia - Pacific, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock     The ASEAN faces old and new challenges, and a huge long-term opportunity. The next three decades could witness the shift of global economic momentum from the Trans-Atlantic axis to the Trans-Asian axis.   Recently, the

The Myths and Realities of Duterte’s Infrastructure Initiative

August 2, 2017 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Columns, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock A huge upgrade of infrastructure is vital for Philippines economic future. That’s why it is contested by entrenched interests, including foreign powers. This is the first in a series of occasional commentaries about the Philippines

Singapore: Designing the Future in the Midst of Uncertainty

July 11, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Lester Gunnion The Singapore government has a vision of transitioning to higher-value-added industries, and thus boosting productivity, by focussing on skill development, innovation, and global integration. However, this process is likely to face both