Can the centre hold in Asian affairs? | East Asia Forum

Author: Editorial Board, ANU The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is at the centre of regional affairs, acting as a buffer in a — Read on http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/02/25/can-the-centre-hold-in-asian-affairs/

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China in Central Asia: A military foothold takes root on Afghanistan’s doorstep – The Washington Post

While the United States is looking to get out of Afghanistan, China is tiptoeing into a region it has flooded with cash. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-central-asias-forbidding-highlands-a-quiet-newcomer-chinese-troops/2019/02/18/78d4a8d0-1e62-11e9-a759-2b8541bbbe20_story.html

China’s growing innovation capabilities – Policy Forum

Western countries need to have a clearer and better-informed vision of how to relate to and cooperate with China – in research, innovation, and higher Countries need to have a clearer vision of how to cooperate with China in research, innovation, and higher education | Sylvia Schwaag Serger and Tommy Shih — Read on http://www.policyforum.net/chinas-growing-innovation-capabilities/

Geopolitics of Early Human Migrations: Land, Terrain and Territory

http://www.youtube.com/watch The presentation takes a Big History approach to understanding Early Human Migrations and dispersal out of Africa across all continents of the world. We begin by creating a framework for our analysis based on anthropology and political geography. We apply it to the broad swathe of human history beginning around 250,000 years ago and … Continue reading Geopolitics of Early Human Migrations: Land, Terrain and Territory