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HOW DOES ASIA VIEW THE US ELECTIONS? IS ‘DEMOCRACY AT WORK’ ATTRACTIVE?

Chairman and Founder of the Asia Scotland Institute, Roddy Gow OBE, has recently had the following article published in the Scotsman. As we have watched the drama play out on television and in the press that has been the US Presidential Election of 2020, how is this seen by others? Even in Scotland where we…

What Will the Biden Administration Mean for Southeast Asia?

Joshua Kurlantzick – World Politics Review With a Biden administration on the horizon, what will his approach to the Southeast Asian region look like? Will it resemble Trump’s or will he take a more engaging approach? Apart from containing the pandemic, Biden’s main aim for when he first takes presidency is to repair America’s frayed…

The China Challenge Can Help America Avert Decline

 Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi – Foreign Affairs When U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office—likely masked and surrounded by socially distanced officials and family—he will look out on a country that many believe is in decline. The problems that propelled President Donald Trump to office, including a collapsing middle class and…

Where Next for US Foreign Policy?

Sophia Gaston and Evie Aspinall – British Foreign Policy Group The United States of America’s Presidential Elections have historically been regarded as ‘world events’, and Westminster and Whitehall watch their outcomes keenly – aware of America’s gravitational force on diplomacy, security and international cooperation, and the vested interest in the functioning of its democracy, long…

How can India step up its game?

Confederation of Indian Industry – EY FDI Survey Previous economic crises do not seem to bear resemblance to the one we face right now. COVID-19 resulted in complete or partial shutdown of socio-economic activities across the world, threatening both lives and livelihoods. To gauge the market sentiment amongst the Indian as well as non-Indian MNCs,…

Global China: Global governance and norms

Tarun Chhabra, Rush Doshi, Ryan Hass and Emilie Kimball – Brookings China’s efforts to secure a larger role for itself in multiple international institutions have generated questions about the scale of its ambitions and the tools it will use to advance them. From human rights to energy to trade, China’s growing weight in the international…

Why America Must Lead Again – Rescuing U.S. Foreign Policy After Trump

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. – Foreign Affairs By nearly every measure, the credibility and influence of the United States in the world have diminished since President Barack Obama and I left office on January 20, 2017. President Donald Trump has belittled, undermined, and in some cases abandoned U.S. allies and partners. He has turned on…

China’s expanding influence at the United Nations — and how the United States should react

Jeffrey Feltman – Brookings China’s growing influence inside the United Nations is inevitable, stemming from President Xi Jinping’s more assertive foreign policy and the fact that China’s assessed contributions to the world body are now second only to those of the United States. Traditionally focused on the U.N.’s development activities, China now flexes its muscles…