• Issue
    Volume 11, Issue 5
    November 2020

Issue Information

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Issue Information

  • Pages: 541-544
  • First Published: 30 November 2020

Research Articles

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Fragmentation and the Future: Investigating Architectures for International AI Governance

  • Pages: 545-556
  • First Published: 30 November 2020
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Artificial Intelligence has the potential to dramatically alter the world for good or ill. These high stakes have driven a recent flurry of international AI policy making at the OECD, G7, G20, and multiple UN institutions.

The US and EU’s Intellectual Property Initiatives in Asia: Competition, Coordination or Replication?

  • Pages: 557-568
  • First Published: 24 November 2020

By engaging bilaterally with the US and the EU, Asian countries are likely to bear the brunt of the EU/US rivalry over geographical indications. In this context, it is in their interest to prioritize multilateralism and support negotiations in multilateral settings.

The Differential Impact of Brexit on Banking: UK vs. Europe

  • Pages: 569-577
  • First Published: 28 October 2020

How can the UK handle the expected reduction in services exports (mainly, but not exclusively, financial) and, by extension, how can it fund its already structural trade deficit? Such aspects must surely form the basis of the agreements that will make the future development of Brexit possible.

When Hedging Goes Wrong: Lessons from Ukraine’s Failed Hedge of the EU and Russia

  • Pages: 588-597
  • First Published: 07 September 2020

The mistakes that led to Ukraine’s failed hedge of the EU and Russia serve as a cautionary tale to other states that similarly find themselves in regional security complexes (RSCs) that are anarchic, have a bi or multipolar power distribution, and have growing enmity between the great powers there.

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Halting and Reversing Escalation in the South China Sea: A Bargaining Framework

  • Pages: 598-610
  • First Published: 30 November 2020

Instead of relying on dangerous activities that can further exacerbate the conflict, the challenge is to encourage meaningful action through cooperation and interest alignment. Prolonging the tug-of-war while waiting for another ‘bumping incident’ to sort out the tensions is an unnecessary and dangerous gambit for two nuclear powers.

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Corporate Role Conceptions in Global Forest Governance

  • Pages: 611-627
  • First Published: 19 October 2020

The concept of corporate role conceptions shows that corporate self-conception is influenced by a variety of actors. All of them – employees, financiers, consumers, policy makers, etc. – can contribute to changing the way in which MNCs define their function in global forest governance.

Policy Insights

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Global Common Goods for Health: Towards a New Framework for Global Financing

  • Pages: 628-635
  • First Published: 22 November 2020

Echoing the voice of the United Nations Secretary-General, we need to move from international chaos to the construction of an international global community that is capable of meeting and solving tomorrow’s challenges.

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The Logical Case for Love as an Ingredient in Policy Formulation After COVID-19

  • Pages: 636-646
  • First Published: 13 October 2020

The common messages of love in all major religions offer policy makers and practitioners an opportunity to communicate with various faith communities at a time of growing religious diversity in many countries using their deeply felt and internalized lexicon.

Response Article

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Inclusive Biomedical Innovation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Pages: 647-649
  • First Published: 15 October 2020

CEPI represents the first step towards Joseph Stiglitz’s vision, cited by Gubby, of a fund which provides large rewards for cures to common diseases such as malaria, and smaller rewards for rarer diseases or less innovative ‘me-too’ drugs (Stiglitz, BMJ, 333, 2006, pp. 1279–1280). As a fledgling organization facing a Goliath, it deserves international support in its dual goals of incentivizing innovation and ensuring equitable access to biomedical advances.