January 7, 2021 From The Latest on Southeast Asia As 2021 dawns, the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop in Southeast Asia. Many countries are preparing to receive their first vaccine shipments, and a few have already started distributing them. Meanwhile, the virus is rebounding in many parts of the region.
December 29, 2020
| William Crumpler From Technology Policy Blog Criticisms of GoDaddy's recent holiday bonus phishing test are misplaced. This sort of scam is exactly the kind of tactic that cybercriminals would use, and refusing to engage with those threats only make workers and companies more vulnerable.
It is almost universally believed that the United States and China are locked in a strategic competition of epic proportions. But in many areas of social significance, both the US and China are not number-one.
December 21, 2020 From Technology Policy Blog The rise of AI and machine learning has spurred a reimagination of the role of data analysis, targeted advertising, and voter engagement strategies at large in American political campaigns, but they nonetheless face an uncertain regulatory future.
Amid the global recession and ultra-low interest rates in advanced economies, investors have increasingly turned to China – the only major economy projected to grow in 2020 – for returns. To encourage foreign investment, Chinese...
Governments throughout the region have employed experimental and, at times, innovative approaches to combatting Covid-19, with mixed results. In this year-end update, we examine what worked and what didn’t in Southeast Asia’s battle against the coronavirus.
5G is a crucial battleground for technology decoupling with China. Assessing the impact of recent U.S. actions from a broad perspective shows that the U.S. and allies have to work together to encourage the use of trusted equipment and maintain the capacity to build and...
December 14, 2020
| Andreyka Natalegawa From New Perspectives on Asia The twin public health and economic crises of Covid-19 have disproportionately impacted journalists and members of the press in Indonesia, imperiling an already-fragile industry that is contending with growing restrictions to freedom of press amid democratic backsliding.
December 11, 2020 From New Perspectives on Asia In October 2020, Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China Pan Gongsheng clarified details of a “Three Red Line” policy, which was first mentioned in an August meeting between Chinese regulators and property developers.