Digital public goods

Digital Public Goods – buzzword or trend?

In recent years, the term digital public goods (DPGs) has seen increasing use and been linked to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and concepts like digital sovereignty. Is it only a buzzword? This short paper introduces the concept of DPGs, discusses its implications, and asks whether the DPG movement will realise its potential.

Sino-Indian Rivalry

How Sino-Indian Rivalry is Shaping South Asian Geopolitics

Sino-Indian rivalry has intensified throughout South Asia. While the future of Sino-Indian relations is uncertain, smaller countries in the region of South Asia seek to maximise their economic benefits by playing China and India against each other.

standards, regulations and policies

Report |The Geopolitics of Global Technology Standards: Key Issues and Solutions

This report identified and examined two major causes behind the geopolitical tensions around international standards-setting of CETs: the spill-over effect of US-China rivalry and the trend of trying to incorporate democratic values in standards. It also provides some policy recommendations on how to strengthen international cooperation around CET standards-setting.

Global politics around Russia-Ukrain war

Global perspectives on Russia-Ukraine War: The West vs. The Rest?

This report, co-authored by leading analysts from both the western and non-western worlds, provides different perspectives about the ongoing Ukraine war and global politics more generally. It also analyses some prominent issues arising from the war, such as the principle of respect for sovereignty.