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Strengthen Asia to Weaken Beijing

Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal – 10 May 2021 In this opinion article on the Wall Street Journal, Walter Russell Mead states that “as with Japan in the 1930’s, China is merely a country tempted to exploit a temporary window of opportunity to transform the region in a way it hopes could guarantee its…

America’s Central Asian Dilemma

Charles E. Ziegler, The National Interest – 23 May 2021 Exhausted by years of instability in the Middle East, the U.S. is removing its troops from Afghanistan and gradually disengaging from Central Asia. However, as the author of this article states, Washington must still uphold key relationships within the region to help them achieve the…

Playing The China Card

Ryan Hass, Noema – 20 May 2021 In this article on Noema, Ryan Hass, author of Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence and guest speaker for our next event on the 7th June, discusses why the U.S. should undertake domestic renewal for its own interests rather than using competition with…

The Drawbacks of Biden’s ‘Competition With China’ Habit

Howard W. French, World Politics Review – 26 May 2021 In this article on World Politics Review, Howard W. French explains why the U.S.’ use of China as political steam and motivation behind many of its infrastructure investments is the wrong strategy, and why the U.S. should make renewed efforts to work with China closely…

Washington is playing a losing game with China

Chas W Freeman Jr, East Asia Forum – 9 May 2021 “To hold its own with China, the United States must renew its competitive capacity and build a demonstrably better governed, better educated, more egalitarian, more open, more innovative, healthier, and freer society”. In this article on East Asia Forum, the author explains why Washington’s…

How the model minority myth holds Asian Americans back at work—and what companies should do

Jennifer Liu, CNBC – 3 May 2021 This article on CNBC describes the highly stereotypical ‘model minority’ myth that labels Asian Americans as “smart, hardworking, easy-to-manage employees”. However, the article also explains why this stereotype has created boundaries for Asian Americans in the workplace, making it more difficult for them to reach top-level positions. Read…

Thousands suspended at Myanmar universities as junta targets education

Reuters – 11 May 2021 Thousands of academics and staff across Myanmar have been suspended from their universities after they went on strike action to protest against military rule. This article on Reuters explains how these suspensions have affected an education system already neglected from government spending. Read the full article here.

Heriot-Watt University Dubai Launches COVID-19 Relief Scholarship For India

India Education Diary – 10 May 2021 The pandemic has swept through India at a staggering pace, with the country now reporting over 250,000 deaths. Many prospective international students may now have their study plans suspended, however Heriot-Watt University Dubai have launched a Covid-19 Relief Scholarship for Indian students who have been hit financially by…

International schools in Asia that are inspiring tomorrow’s changemakers

Study International – 22 April 2021 There is an increasing demand for international schools across the world due to expatriate families seeking the best and most diverse education for their children. This article on Study International presents three international schools in Asia that are setting their students up for success through multinational environments, versatile curriculums…