'With Indonesia having the largest number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia and the second highest in Asia, it is very surprising that Jokowi waited until late December to remove Terawan from his position.'
How can the EU reform its fiscal framework to meet its climate targets?
'The Covid-19 pandemic adversely impacts the EU’s economy. Thus, the EU requires a strong green growth strategy to mitigate the adverse economic impact of the pandemic, meet its climate targets, and restore its economic competitiveness'
With Trump going, what now for US-Russian relations?
'The question is not whether Trump's approach was correct but rather what US foreign policy will consist of now.'
Is CANZUK really happening? UK and Canada sign trade agreement.
'The deal in question will ensure that around £20 billion in trade per annum between the two nations will continue after the UK officially leaves the EU at the start of the next year.'
What’s New in the World of Covid?
"Turning on the news, one might think that there is a single answer to every issue and there is always the "correct" side to stand on. However, policy is never binary and we are merely seeing an illusion of unanimity."
Why a ‘Work from Home’ tax is wrong
'The idea of taxing people who have started to work at home for their own protection seems to be more of a punishment for people who are taking responsibility.'
Whilst most economies falter, tax havens will benefit from the expense of the virus
'Any tax increases will arouse the disgruntlement of most of the public. But by the same token, it will benefit one sphere which receives those who flee inadequacies to their fiscal affairs.'
The Long Way Out: FDI in Southeast Asia
With tensions around the world so high due to China throwing its political weight around more than usual, many have speculated as to how business and industry will respond to the world “post-corona”. Nations are now debating on the future of their economic relationship with China and the possibility of decoupling its factories away from … Continue reading The Long Way Out: FDI in Southeast Asia
New Directions through Old Ways: Thailand’s Current Tensions
"Its current protests are the continuation of many problems that have only worsened due to another issue, this being the massive economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic."
The Return Journey: Malaysia and the Migrant Crisis
"This comes at a time of great difficulty between Malaysia and Myanmar, not just politically but also with the paranoia that has been magnified by the coronavirus"