Fruity Indo-Pacific politics: Or how Kishi met Lorenzana

By Dan Steinbock              Recently, the defense secretaries of Japan and the Philippines agreed on “enhanced defense cooperation.” As Tokyo and Washington would like...
China’s ‘mask diplomacy’

China’s ‘mask diplomacy’ wins influence across Africa, during and after the pandemic

By Dinko Hanaan Dinko Being Chinese in Africa was the worst possible stigma for much of 2020. Africans vilified the Chinese, blaming them for the COVID-19 pandemic. At...
Global recovery 2021 and the dark legacies of Smoot-Hawley

Global recovery 2021 and the dark legacies of Smoot-Hawley

By Dr. Dan Steinbock In 2021, China’s economic momentum will drive global economic prospects. But new trade wars could derail global recovery, again. In the...
COVID-19 origins, science and media, facts and fantasies

COVID-19 origins, science and media, facts and fantasies

By Dr. Dan Steinbock Recently, the joint WHO-China team released its report. Despite a year of politicized infodemic, much of the international media coverage shunned...
Blinken’s China vision

Blinken’s China vision: A Foreign Policy Not for American People

By Dr. Dan Steinbock In contrast to the hopes of moderate bipartisan voices, Blinken's China vision builds on the Trump-Pompeo unipolarity, at the expense of...
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US-China Reset Key to Brighter Global Economic Prospects

By Dr. Dan Steinbock After four years of US-Sino tensions, the Biden administration could speed up US recovery, while restoring bilateral trust with China. That...
East Asian Buddhists chant and strive for buddhahood

What is Pure Land Buddhism? A look at how East Asian Buddhists chant and...

By Charles B. Jones Many people in the West interpret Buddhism as a path of meditation leading to enlightenment. What many may not know is...
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China enters 2021 a stronger, more influential power — and Australia may feel the...

By James Laurenceson Great power competition in the Asia-Pacific region has been building for years. But COVID-19 has turbo-charged the shifts taking place and...

How to Create a Government that Considers Future Generations

By Richard Owen This year – 2020 – has been shocking. If I try to find a silver lining, I think it might be this...

Rebooting Philippine Tourism from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Revitalizing tourism activities has become one of the primary concerns for the Philippines. In the short run, domestic tourism is expected to play a...

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