China is Once Again at the Crossroads of Housing Development
Economy,Society,China
By Zhihua Zhou - 06 Sep 2017

China is Once Again at the Crossroads of Housing Development

China followed the Soviet socialist model of development in 1949, which was economically characterized by public ownership of resources. The housing model acknowledged the general logic and ideological features of state socialism.
Love, Marriage, and China’s Demographic Crisis
Society,China

By Salvatore Babones - 04 Sep 2017

Love, Marriage, and China’s Demographic Crisis

Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media
Society,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 11 Aug 2017

Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media

Pakistan’s Efforts in Mainstreaming Minorities
Society,South Asia

Pakistan’s Efforts in Mainstreaming Minorities

In Pakistan, there have been very few efforts to address the continuous betrayal of the underprivileged segments of society. The current government is trying to mainstream minorities, and even that takes few bold steps in the age of social media and ripening sectarianism.
Chinese Students Enrich Western Universities in More Ways Than One
Society,China

Chinese Students Enrich Western Universities in More Ways Than One

In a New York Times op-ed, China expert Merriden Varrall accused Chinese students of “importing a pro-Beijing approach … that is stifling debate and openness.” The article is symptomatic of a rising moral panic in Australia about the political activities of Chinese students.
The Kasai Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Society,Security

The Kasai Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Kamuina Nsapu rebellion in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has rapidly emerged as one of the world’s major humanitarian crises. By late July 2017, the conflict had displaced 1.4 million people and led to over 3,000 deaths.  
Insecurity and Vigilante Violence in Nigeria
Society,Security

Insecurity and Vigilante Violence in Nigeria

The crime wave of the Badoo Gang in Lagos has in turn triggered a wave of reprisal killings by vigilante groups. The first crime attributed to the gang occurred last year with the rape and murder of a schoolteacher, whose “skull was smashed with a stone.”
 Does India Have What It Takes to be a Knowledge Superpower?
Society,South Asia

Does India Have What It Takes to be a Knowledge Superpower?

India is formulating a new education policy to make the country a “knowledge superpower.” However, the results would not be achievable unless it lays an equal emphasis on corrective measures on the front of disposition, ethics, and professionalism.
By Romi Jain - 03 Jul 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Technology Disruption: Policy Implications for Stakeholders
Society,Cyberspace

Technology Disruption: Policy Implications for Stakeholders

Technologies are developing very quickly. Many of them have the potential to disrupt the way we live. Policy makers and ordinary individuals both must prepare to manage the disruptions that come with technological development.
By Tai Wei Lim - 27 Jun 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
It’s a Man’s World: Why Female Political Leaders Are Having a Hard Time
Politics,Society

It’s a Man’s World: Why Female Political Leaders Are Having a Hard Time

A cursory look around the world today will reveal that there are many examples of female political leaders; however, many of them have also suffered setbacks in their political journeys.
“My Family’s Slave” and the Scourge of Modern Slavery
Society

“My Family’s Slave” and the Scourge of Modern Slavery

Alex Tizon’s confessional essay “My Family’s Slave” documents the life and death of Eudocia Tomas Pulido, his family’s longtime domestic maid, and his childhood discovery that she was actually their household slave.  
Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan
Society,East Asia

Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan

Reform to Taiwan’s military pension threatens to upend its national security and upset the US security calculus in the Asia-Pacific. Anxiety among Taiwan’s military has spilled over into opposition to President Tsai Ing-wen, resulting in a growing shift of support from Taiwan to mainland China.
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