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How a Taliban victory in Afghanistan has changed the geopolitical map

Beyond the daily scenes of terrified Afghans striving to find a way through to the airport in Kabul as they seek a way out of the country, the significant longer-term issue that we need to be aware of is the changed geopolitical landscape of Central Asia. Roddy Gow – 9th September 2021 How will the…

The Taliban, not the West, won Afghanistan’s technological war

Christopher Ankerson, MIT Technology Review – 23 August 2021 “If wars are fought through innovation, the Taliban won”. After 20 years of conflict, this article on MIT Technology Review argues that the technological advances within the US military have not been as pronounced as others would argue and, in fact, the Taliban have won the…

Australia should bet on digital engagement with Southeast Asia

Huong Le Thu, 29 June 2021 – ASPI Strategist Late last year, Australia committed to $500 million in development aid for the Southeast Asia region, providing immediate assistance in infrastructure, public health and maritime resources. However, this article argues that Australia should invest in the region’s future, particularly in the digital and tech industry, in…

The future of work in a post-COVID world

Nurhuda Syed, Human Resources Director – 25 March 2021 The Monetary Authority of Singapore and The Association of Banks in Singapore conducted a joint study into best practises of pandemic-proof and progressive working practises. This article in Human Resources Director details their findings and suggestions for helping companies build resilience in their workplace, including reorganising…

Microsoft forecasts the next great disruption as hybrid work

Microsoft Stories Asia – 23 March 2021 The research from Microsoft’s first annual Work Trend Index has concluded and the findings point to several key themes highlighting the acceleration of pre-Covid working trends. The report addresses important changes in working behaviour that all leaders should be aware of as we enter this new era of…

‘India can become global AI, data hub, enabling jobs’

Mini Tejaswi, The Hindu – 13 March 2021 In this article on The Hindu, Microsoft India president Anant Maheshwari discusses how enterprises are adapting to a Covid19 market, the importance of security and privacy in product development and service provision and why Microsoft sees India as a ‘global AI, data hub’. Read the full article…

Pride and prejudice: how Asia’s women have triumphed even in face of adversity

South China Morning Post – 7 March 2021 South China Morning Post’s Today in Asia celebrates women this week with a compilation of inspiring stories from women in Asia the past twelve months. Throughout the trials and tribulations of Covid-19, women in Asia have also managed to land a spacecraft on Mars, participate in feminist…

5 Women In Tech Championing Sustainable Change

Jocelyn Landes, Tatler Malaysia – 1 March 2021 This article in Tatler Malaysia highlights five women in the tech and sustainability field who are championing the role of women in the industry. From sustainable construction to lab-grown seafood, these women are all working towards a sustainable future. Read the full article here.