BASC Staff Articles
Digital Currency Wars? US-China Competition and Economic Statecraft
Global Asia, 2020
The importance of digital currencies is rising in a variety of economic relations across the world, ranging from basic payment systems such as Bitcoin to alternative central bank currencies.
Toward a Bipolar Economic Order? U.S. Trade Strategy In The 21st Century
Japan’s Leadership in the Liberal International Order, 2020
Divining the eventual direction of U.S. trade policy might best be left to sorcerers, particularly with the dramatic uncertainty that has been created by the COVID-19 crisis.
Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Political Economy
Oxford University Press, 2020
It is now commonplace to hear about the phenomenon of globalization.
New Economic Statecraft: Industrial Policy in an Era of Strategic Competition
Issues & Studies: A Social Science Quarterly on China, Taiwan, and East Asian Affairs, 2020
The 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy notes that the United States faces “an increasingly complex global security environment, characterized by overt challenges to the free and open international order and the re-emergence of long-term, strategic competition between nations.”
Japan’s Leadership in the Liberal International Order: Impact and Policy Opportunities for Partners
University of British Columbia, 2020
On January 24 and 25, 2020, a group of leading scholars and policy analysts from Canada, Japan, and the United States convened at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, under the aegis of the Centre for Japanese Research to explore the new phenomenon of Japan’s leadership in the liberal international order (LIO).
Hypersonic missiles: Why the new “arms race” is going nowhere fast
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2020
Speaking on December 24, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the deployment of Russia’s first nuclear-capable hypersonic missile system, noting, “Today, we have a unique situation in our new and recent history. [Other countries] are trying to catch up with us. Not a single country possesses hypersonic weapons, let alone continental-range hypersonic weapons.”
Covid-19 and Asia’s Infrastructure Imperative
The global fiscal response to the Covid-19-caused recession is rightly focused in the short term on strengthening public health systems and social safety nets. However, now is the time for Asian emerging markets, which are suffering more from the global economic downturn than the direct health effects of the virus itself, to also start planning […]Read More