Kerala Floods: Charting New Grounds for Harmony?
Politics,Society,South Asia
By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 31 Aug 2018

Kerala Floods: Charting New Grounds for Harmony?

During the recent floods in Kerala, a number of countries offered assistance, but two GCC countries, the UAE and Qatar, were the fastest to react. The UAE offered aid to the tune of INR 7 billion while Qatar pledged USD 5 million.
Redcore: Nationalistic Marketing in China and its Backlash
Society,Cyberspace,China

By Xiaolin Duan - 27 Aug 2018

Redcore: Nationalistic Marketing in China and its Backlash

Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China
Economy,Society,Southeast Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 16 Aug 2018

Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China

Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?
Society,China

Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?

One under-discussed aspect of the Belt and Road Initiative is how ancient Chinese wisdom can help facilitate regional cooperation. It might be interesting to find out how ancient Chinese philosophy can better facilitate the BRI’s implementation in its culturally-diverse setting.
The Five Principles: China’s Take on the New World Order
Politics,Society,China

The Five Principles: China’s Take on the New World Order

The “Five Principles” will be the main feature of China’s version of the new world order. According to China, they give expression to the democratic spirit in contemporary international relations and the desire of the international community.
By Yu Fu - 31 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The New Space Race
Politics,Society

The New Space Race

Since US President Donald Trump announced the formation of a Space Force in June 2018, the space race has been re-ignited. Trump specifically cited Russia and China in prompting this initiative.
By Tai Wei Lim - 20 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Albinos at Risk in Africa
Politics,Society

Albinos at Risk in Africa

The recent announcement that six albinos in Malawi plan to fight the violent prejudice against albinism by contesting in next year’s elections has brought renewed attention to the plight of albinos in Malawi and other African countries.
Domestic Workers’ Woes Spark Tension between Philippines and Kuwait
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia

Domestic Workers’ Woes Spark Tension between Philippines and Kuwait

As the rising number of reported cases of abuse suffered by Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait reveals, these maids are vulnerable to all forms of maltreatment, including physical, sexual or verbal abuse, non-payment of salaries, and long working hours with no rest days.
The Evolving Dynamics of Religious Extremism in Xinjiang
Politics,Society,China

The Evolving Dynamics of Religious Extremism in Xinjiang

China has often been condemned for being repressive in Xinjiang. If we look beyond the political rhetoric and propaganda, we can see that the rise of modern religious extremism in Xinjiang was an inevitable outcome of Chinese history.
By Yu Fu - 25 May 2018 | 1 comments Read more...
Thanos and the Population Bomb
Economy,Society,Environment

Thanos and the Population Bomb

The concerns about population in Avengers: Infinity War have deep precedents in environmentalist thought, including the works of Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlich.
The Use of AI and Robotics in Weapon Systems
Society,Security

The Use of AI and Robotics in Weapon Systems

New technologies can bring military applications to new heights. The X-41 Common Aero Vehicle Falcon program is a glimpse of the future. The X-41 operates like a missile that can fly at high altitude and carry nuclear and non-nuclear warheads.
By Tai Wei Lim - 23 Apr 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Civic Activism Gains Momentum in Afghanistan
Politics,Society,South Asia

Civic Activism Gains Momentum in Afghanistan

The people of Afghanistan have made use of democratic practices, such as popular sit-ins, social media activism, and even satire, as ways to make themselves heard even if their faith in the government and the administration continues to diminish by the day.
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