Monthly Archives: July 2020

[Op-Ed] What COVID-19 Reveals: The Risk of China-Centered Global Supply Chains and the Acceleration of Tech Wars in AI

My latest Op-Ed on the impact of COVID-19 on the global supply chain and tech wars is now available online. Click on the picture to read. This is an interim outcome of the IAFOR-Korea Foundation project on ‘Japan & South Korea Relations in China-US Relations’ with Osaka University, for which we held an online panel via […]

[BOOKTUBE] INSIDE TRADE WARS Ep. 1 – Why will the UK ban Huawei by 2027? – ‘China’s Offensive in Europe’ by Philippe Le Corre & Alain Sepulchre, Brookings Institution Press (2016)

INSIDE TRADE WARS  BookClub Book of the Week: ‘China’s Offensive in Europe’ by Philippe Le Corre & Sepulchre, Brookings Institution Press (2016) ‘L’Offensive Chinoise en Europe’ par Philippe Le Corre et Alain Sepulchre, Fayard (2015) Click on the book covers for more details. There are not many books out there that surveys and explores China’s penetration […]


On July 24, 2020, my YouTube Channel, INSIDE TRADE WARS has officially been launched. INSIDE TRADE WARS is a BookTube about the geoeconomics of trade wars. It aims to raise public awareness on trade wars today – which are not just tariff wars, but intertwined with energy wars, tech wars, artificial intelligence and info wars. It airs […]

[POLICY BRIEF] ‘Tracking COVID-19 in the Age of AI and Tech Wars’ published by the East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center in Washington has published my latest policy brief, ‘Tracking COVID-19 in the Age of AI and Tech Wars,’ as a trailer to my live-streamed presentation on July 17, 2020. For those who have missed the live-streamed presentation, check the EWCW YouTube channel this week.