Articles

August 28, 2019

The Root Cause of Hong Kong’s Woes (Hint: It’s Not China)

[The Diplomat] Hong Kongers do not trust their government to defend their interests, whether against Beijing, big business, or anyone else.
August 20, 2019

ASEAN should emulate China’s GBA eco-civilisation concept

[TheEdge Malaysia]It is time that ASEAN reframes its 2025 vision and centres it around the concept of initiating an eco-civilisation as its overarching philosophy for regional integration and development.
August 3, 2019

Ten steps to end Hong Kong’s crisis and avert the next one

Hong Kong needs a way out of its firestorm of protests and violence – and it starts with the government admitting that, by any reasonable definition, it has failed. Another suggestion? Allow Beijing to help. [The South China Morning Post]
July 30, 2019

China’s Rise Is Not a Gift of the West

This argument from many China watchers has a colonial stench to it. [The WorldPost]
June 28, 2019

Future of China

[China Daily] China needs new definitons of success: ones that are connected to the challenges of the 21st Century, not older Western-derived definitions.
June 6, 2019

Religious leaders can kickstart a global anti-plastic movement

May 23, 2019

Affordable Housing as Human Right

[YaleGlobal] A strong Indian state must set a bold, once-in-a-generation national objective and then commit resources to achieve its goals without capitulating to vested interests.
May 9, 2019

Huawei to Hell

[The World Post] We’re living through the sequel to the film “The Yellow Peril.”
April 18, 2019

Time for emerging Asian powers to help set global rules

(Nikkei Asian Review) West must accept rise of China, India and other states or risk growing clashes.
April 9, 2019

Making Democracy Work for Indians

Whoever wins India’s elections must give the Indian state the capacity to take strong action. Without this, India is very unlikely to be able to lift its population out of poverty.
February 22, 2019
Chandran Nair on Sustainability and the Fallacy of Global Governance

Sustainability and the Fallacy of Global Governance

Any global effort on climate change is toothless without the cooperation of national governments and their ability to act to support their aims...
January 16, 2019

The West is Struggling to Hit its Climate Targets. What Would the Developing World do Differently?

If the West is unable to fight climate change, then it falls to large developing nations...