China’s Potential to Catalyze Clean Energy Transformation in Southeast Asia

While Southeast Asia is poised at the brink of a renewable energy revolution, the region faces a daunting challenge: how to ensure the delivery of abundant, affordable clean energy while advancing the critical agenda of decarbonization. In light of this, a strategic partnership between Southeast Asia and China could be the game-changer the region needs. […]

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Preserving Bangladesh’s Medical Heritage: Doctor of Deen-Bengali Chandsi

The Bengali Chandsi, commonly known as the “Doctor of Deen,” is a distinctive method of medical treatment deeply rooted in the traditional practices of the Nomosudra community in Bengal. Originating from the historical context of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), the Chandsi method of treatment is a testament to human ingenuity born out of necessity. While […]

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The China Race: Global Competition for Alternative World Orders

By Mercy A. Kuo The Diplomat author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Dr. Fe-Ling Wang – professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, and author of “The China Trilogy”: “The China Order: Centralia, World […]

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China’s Panda Diplomacy Returns to U.S. as Symbol of Thawing Relations and Economic Strategy

The recent deal signed between San Diego Zoo and China’s Wildlife Conservation Association, allowing Chinese giant pandas to return to the United States, marks more than just a zoo collaboration. The move, reminiscent of China’s historical panda diplomacy, suggests a potential warming of relations between the U.S. and China after years of tension. Panda diplomacy, […]

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Crisis at the Border: How Myanmar’s Unrest Threatens Bangladesh

By Rajeev Ahmed Myanmar is gripped by a multifaceted crisis encompassing political instability, economic hardship, human rights abuses, and a devastating humanitarian situation. This turmoil, compounded by domestic, regional, and geopolitical tensions, has intensified significantly since the military’s seizure of power and the country’s battle against a severe third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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