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Why not sourcing gold from conflict-affected and high-risk areas is not responsible sourcing, and what to do about it

Choosing to stop sourcing gold from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs) may be the easy option for refiners seeking to de-risk their supply chains, but it is not the responsible option.

‘Developmental means for strategic ends’: Japan’s infrastructure diplomacy in Myanmar and the wider Southeast Asia

The Special Economic Zone of Thilawa epitomizes the essence of Japan’s new ‘infrastructural means for strategic ends’ approach to ODA policy, inaugurated by Abe.

The end of Myanmar’s semi-democratic experiment? Not yet. Making sense of 1st February

The Tatmadaw may still be satisfied enough with the semi-democratic regime it created and may want to return to it at some point – just after securing a suitable Commander-in-Chief and fixing some issues it is not entirely happy about.

Esserci o non esserci? L’ambivalenza della Presidenza Trump verso l’Asia-Pacifico

[IT] Il capitolo scritto da Giuseppe Gabusi (T.wai & Università degli Studi di Torino) per il libro di Alessandro Quarenghi “Trump contro l’ordine internazionale. La politica estera degli Stati Uniti nella transizione contemporanea”.

Le sfide dell’innovazione cinese

[IT] Quali traguardi e sfide in materia di tecnologia e innovazione attendono la Cina in questo nuovo decennio? Tra industria spaziale, spazi digitali, fintech, ricerca e filantropia, gli autori di questo numero mostrano come, per la Cina, il percorso verso uno sviluppo trainato dall’innovazione sia già ben avviato.

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