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Covid-19: Asean must act more boldly

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Covid-19: Asean must act more boldly

24 March 2020

COVID-19 , Healthcare

The past 12 weeks have displayed Asean's strengths and exposed weaknesses when the grouping has had to respond to an unprecedented common catastrophic crisis, the …

Asia’s Central Banks Must Rise to the Challenge of Climate Change

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Asia’s Central Banks Must Rise to the Challenge of Climate Change

17 March 2020

Climate Change

Climate change is already a reality. The deadly bushfires in Australia, ferocious flooding in Indonesia and extended droughts in Vietnam have led to the destruction …

Connectivity Plans in Indo-Pacific Need Institutional Support for Governance, Standards, and Sustainable Financing

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Connectivity Plans in Indo-Pacific Need Institutional Support for Governance, Standards, and Sustainable Financing

27 December 2019

Connectivity , Governance

As an evolving platform for regional architecture and economic growth, Indo-Pacific got a constructive nod from the leaders of 18 member countries at the 14th …

Saudi oil attack is wake-up call for Asian economies

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Saudi oil attack is wake-up call for Asian economies

19 September 2019

Energy

On September 14, drone attacks -- claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels -- hit the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities. These attacks took out …

Can Electric Vehicles Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Indonesia?

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Can Electric Vehicles Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Indonesia?

26 August 2019

Energy , Indonesia

People living in the urban areas of Indonesia may soon see plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) running on their streets now that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo …

Education Reform: A Policy Imperative for Changing Labor Market

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Education Reform: A Policy Imperative for Changing Labor Market

01 July 2019

Education , Labour and Migration

Anxiety about the future of work is growing. Individuals, businesses, and policymakers, worried that increasing automation will make human labor obsolete, are seeking ways to …

Strengthening Global Governance & Multilateralism

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Strengthening Global Governance & Multilateralism

03 June 2019

Global , Global Governance and Multilateralism

Global governance systems must resonate with the interests of all of their members – small or large, developed or developing – including those that have …

Hydrogen for ASEAN Countries’ Clean Energy Transition  in Road Transport Sector

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Hydrogen for ASEAN Countries’ Clean Energy Transition in Road Transport Sector

14 May 2019

ASEAN , Energy

The road transport sector faces challenges in both energy security and environmental concern According to International Energy Agency (IEA), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations …

Indonesia and Japan: a role model in bilateral relations

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Indonesia and Japan: a role model in bilateral relations

14 February 2019

Indonesia , Japan

The past few years point to signs of a changing global order that has significantly impacted global stability. Many countries are working together to strike …

Tariffs a threat to clean energy future of Asia

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Tariffs a threat to clean energy future of Asia

14 December 2018

Climate Change , Energy

Delegates from around the world have gathered in Katowice, Poland, to discuss how to curb greenhouse gas emissions in order to realize the goals enshrined …

Managing the G20's relevance: Japan's presidential agenda

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Managing the G20's relevance: Japan's presidential agenda

07 December 2018

Japan

JAKARTA - The leaders of the Group of 20 — the world’s 19 wealthiest nations plus the European Union — gathered in Buenos Aires last …

Eyes on Indonesia: Short-term Pain, Long-term Gain

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Eyes on Indonesia: Short-term Pain, Long-term Gain

10 October 2018

Indonesia , Infrastructure , Investment

Many eyes are on Indonesia, questioning the attractiveness of the country as an investment destination amid significant rupiah depreciation. Is it still smart to put …

Opinions

Hydrogen on the rise as clean fuel

01 October 2018

Energy

Market conditions, gains in technology build momentum for a crucial role for the gas in the future energy landscape Hydrogen has long been widely applied …

Saving the Planet and Making Profit: A Nexus Governance Approach for ASEAN

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Saving the Planet and Making Profit: A Nexus Governance Approach for ASEAN

28 June 2018

ASEAN , Energy , Environment , Sustainable Development Goals

ASEAN has put together an ambitious sustainable development agenda with its 2025 community vision. It has also played an important role in shaping the United …

Implications of the Growing Tensions over Trade between the US and China for ASEAN: What to Expect and A Way Forward

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Implications of the Growing Tensions over Trade between the US and China for ASEAN: What to Expect and A Way Forward

23 May 2018

ASEAN , China , Trade , United States

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has played an essential role in building prosperity in the region in its 50 years of existence. ASEAN’s …

Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN

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Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN

30 April 2018

ASEAN , Poverty

One startling figure about recent global growth is that 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%. After focusing …

Australia and Japan’s Light Bulb Moment

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Australia and Japan’s Light Bulb Moment

12 March 2018

Australia , Energy , Japan

The future of Australia-Japan energy cooperation will be increasingly shaped by the growing demands of their Asian neighbours, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi writes. Current energy cooperation between …

ASEAN Rides the E-commerce Wave: Infrastructure, Human Capital, and Regulatory Frameworks

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ASEAN Rides the E-commerce Wave: Infrastructure, Human Capital, and Regulatory Frameworks

28 February 2018

ASEAN , E-commerce , Regulation and Governance

With the emergence of the digital economy driving economic growth and creating new business opportunities around the world, how can the ASEAN nations catch this …

Australia and Japan Should Seize the Moment on Trade

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Australia and Japan Should Seize the Moment on Trade

21 February 2018

Australia , Japan , Trade

Australia and Japan should take advantage of a recent win on the Trans-Pacific Partnership to push for further trade integration in the region, Fukunari Kimura …

Rethinking a Circular Economy in the Face of Climate Change

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Rethinking a Circular Economy in the Face of Climate Change

30 January 2018

Circular Economy , Climate Change

World leaders and climate negotiators have continued efforts to address climate change despite the United States relinquishing leadership. So it was perhaps with some …

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