- Daily Brief
- September 28, 2023
Chinese investors cut a secret deal with Congolese officials increasing their profit share of mining revenues while falling behind on promised infrastructure agreements.
Successive attempts by South Korea’s government to rein in the country’s economic titans have been inadequate. As a result, the chaebols have only grown more powerful since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s latest move to normalize relations with Myanmar’s military junta raises questions as to which diplomatic course of action the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will pursue this year as Cambodia assumes chairmanship of the organization.
Recent incidents involving migrant workers and Singaporean law enforcement call into question Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers in the construction sector.
China is trying to undo its world’s largest polluter status, but there are obstacles to meeting this goal.
The United States is leaving Afghanistan just as Taliban insurgents make significant land grabs.
China’s rapid ascent as a player in the competition for space will likely rebalance the current US-led space order.
The prime minister’s advice to implement restrictions may have cut off his own political oxygen supply.
Clashing incentives risk splintering the Taliban as its leadership seeks an end to decades of conflict.
New legislation may curtail corporate data collection, but state-led collection will likely persist.
The decision likely draws on Mitsubishi’s reliability, economic concerns and China’s military expansion.
Localised violence is spiking in Indonesia’s easternmost provinces amid fresh calls for independence.