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The G20 was a temporary truce, not the end of Trump’s trade war

Govinda Finn Govinda Finn is Japan and developed Asia economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments and a member of the Asia Scotland Institute’s International Advisory Council.    It would be easy to see last weekend’s G20 meeting as heralding a thaw in the US-China trade war. But sadly, it hasn’t. There are some positives. It looks…

China’s Challenge – Interview – George Magnus

By Colin Renton – Investment Writer – Baillie Gifford Colin Renton is an investment writer at Baillie Gifford, having joined the firm in 2007. He is an experienced journalist and a prize-winning short story writer.   Quick-Fire Questions Sum up the book in one sentence? It’s about the challenges facing China, but under the governance of…

Ambassador Blog: Lord Bilimoria

Sarunas Savulionis and Estera Sandra Nowak – University of Strathclyde It is important to inspire youth and to share lessons one learned for others to avoid similar mistakes or to step on the path to success. On the 12th of November as student ambassadors we had the opportunity to attend and help at the event…

The geopolitics of the Khashoggi crisis beyond the West – Marco Vicenzino

Published on: Aspenia Online on 13 November 2018 Marco Vicenzino is an international advisory board member of ASI and  strategic advisor in geopolitical risk and international business development to senior executives and corporations operating globally. He regularly appears as global affairs analyst on leading international media outlets, including BBC, CNBC, and CNN. msv@globalsp.org As international pressure…

Freedom of the Press

Friends of the Scotsman – Roddy Gow OBE – November 5 2018   The advent of the internet and the explosive growth of social networks global communication were meant to transform how individuals would connect, really enhance information sharing and strike at the heart of the regimes that were determined to limit what their populations…

Noel Lateef joins the International Advisory Council

We are delighted to announce the addition of a new member to our distinguished International Advisory Council. Noel Lateef is currently President and CEO of the Foreign Policy Association in New York. The Foreign Policy Association(formerly known as the League of Free Nations Association) is a non-profit organization founded in 1918 dedicated to inspiring the…

Asia Scotland Institute launches digital hub at the University of Edinburgh

As we inspire the next generation to engage with Asia, it is important that we continue to develop even stronger relationships between students, staff, and alumni who share the same interests in this fascinating, diverse and dynamic continent. The start of a new academic year offers new opportunities and further developments in our university partnership…

The Benefits of the Modern Economic Silk Road; The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor

China’s international development project – the Belt and Road Initiative – incorporates the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a modern silk road. The key to the corridor The CPEC is a combination of investments that seek to bridge Pakistan’s energy deficit and so rejuvenate its ailing industrial base, and loans. The aim of this development is…