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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…

The World China Wants

How Power Will—and Won’t—Reshape Chinese Ambitions Rana Mitter, Foreign Affairs – January/February 2021 China’s ambitious plans on the global stage and prime position in world affairs can without doubt be attributed to their leaders’ recognition of the states’ history and reflects the new lens through which the country wishes to be understood. Their soft power…

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…

The Importance of Understanding Asia

Doug Cook OBE, Institute Director, Asia Scotland Institute – The Scotsman Commentators have long talked about the “Asian century” based on the belief that, demographic and economic trends would result in a shift in the centre of gravity of the global economy to Asia in the 21st century. The reality is that the Asian century…

Myanmar & China’s Strategic Interests in the Indian Ocean Basin

This article by Azeem Ibrahim was first published in the Center for Global Policy Myanmar is holding a general election Nov. 8 – the third since 2010, when the military allowed for a very limited amount of space for electoral politics in the country. State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) looks set…

What Hong Kong can do for Scotland – Roy Leckie

Roy Leckie, Executive Director of Investment & Client Service at Walter Scott, first published this article in Reform Scotland, a charity which aims to inform and influence policy debate through research, the publication of reports and briefings and by arranging lectures and seminars.  It is well known that Scotland had a massive influence on the…