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GLOBAL CHINA: REGIONAL INFLUENCE AND STRATEGY

In just a few decades, China has established itself as a global actor with interests spanning the globe and the capacity to act on them. The Brookings Foreign Policy project “Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World” explores China’s efforts to expand its influence across different geographic regions, as well as implications of…

After the Golden Age: Resetting UK-China Engagement

In line with the theme of one of our recent webinars, a new British Foreign Policy Group report, by Sophia Gaston and Professor Rana Mitter OBE, calls for a fundamental reset in the UK’s relations with China and sets out a conceptual framework for the British Government to develop a UK-China Engagement Strategy. The report…

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change to pandemics. A confluence of advances in biological science and accelerating development of computing, automation, and artificial intelligence is fueling a new wave of innovation. This Bio Revolution could have significant impact on economies and our lives, from health…

Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel

The desire to build memories, to connect with people, and to see new places drove 1.4 billion of us to travel internationally in 2019. Creating safer travel experiences is now paramount to protect this privilege. Now is clearly a moment of crisis for the travel industry. Available seat miles on US airlines were down 71 percent…

Asia House Q2 2020 Report

Asia House has just reported on the Q2 2020 data released from the Asia Pacific (APAC) economies. Its outline findings are repeated below: “The full extent of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming apparent. Several economies saw a double-digit drop in quarterly GDP between Q1 and Q2, with many economies experiencing negative or static growth…

Economics and the Culture War

Some economists may prefer to concentrate on the current economic situation while standing apart from cultural questions, or to say that the current kerfuffle over “cancel culture” will recede when the economy improves. But this is to abdicate responsibility and to choose the easy road under cover of their discipline’s neutrality. The authority of economics…

The Tragedy of Vaccine Nationalism – Only Cooperation Can End the Pandemic

By early July, there were 160 candidate vaccines against the new coronavirus in development, with 21 in clinical trials. Although it will be months, at least, before one or more of those candidates has been proved to be safe and effective and is ready to be delivered, countries that manufacture vaccines (and wealthy ones that do not)…

An Effective Climate Change Solution May Lie in Rocks Beneath our Feet

Why has Earth’s climate remained so stable over geological time?  Rocks, particularly the types created by volcanic activity, play a critical role in keeping Earth’s long-term climate stable and cycling carbon dioxide between land, oceans and the atmosphere. Scientists have known for decades that rock weathering – the chemical breakdown of minerals in mountains and soils –…

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