The Australian government’s proposal for an independent international enquiry on the COVID 19 crisis is a much-needed constructive initiative.
Social cohesion will be critical in this new world of the COVID 19 crisis. Asia’s case proves that social cohesion is Janus-faced, working in two opposite directions.
Modi’s initiative is undermining the very idea of India as a secular and multicultural liberal society.
To reach its full potential, Asia will need to overcome seven key challenges in the 21st century.
What explains Chinese collusion with, and protection of, North Korea? Isn’t China fearful of having a rogue nuclear state on its border?
China will not lead free trade in Asia, contrary to many forecasts.
How will the Trump Administration shift economic and security ties with Japan?
Will the arrival of a new President in Taiwan bring even more “interesting times” in relations with mainland China?
Can opening up to immigration provide Japan a potential source of economic revitalization?