The Kasai Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Society,Security
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 07 Aug 2017

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

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 18 Jul 2017

Insecurity and Vigilante Violence in Nigeria

 Does India Have What It Takes to be a Knowledge Superpower?
Society,South Asia

By Romi Jain - 03 Jul 2017

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

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.
Harmony in a World of Contradictions
Society,China

Harmony in a World of Contradictions

We live in a world of contradictions. However, there is no doubt that the Chinese mind and heart prefer to emphasize harmony. Confucius speaks of the Middle Way. Facing a dilemma, a person would choose not to go to extremes.
Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation
Society,Southeast Asia

Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation

The 21st century has been called the Asian Century. Can it be a period that draw on the best of human achievements and advance them, contributing immensely to a new global civilization?
Functionalism and Global Cooperation
Politics,Society

Functionalism and Global Cooperation

Functionalism in international relations is based on the idea of cooperation between different groups of people based on enhancing their mutual interests, detecting common needs, and sharing public goods.  
By Tai Wei Lim - 13 Apr 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Mega-Urbanization Woes
Society,China

China’s Mega-Urbanization Woes

China has achieved urbanization in about 30 years, a process that took the West more than a century. However, if we look closely, the journey has been perilous and quality has suffered, not to mention there are many uncertainties that abound in the urban landscape.
How Is Social Media Shaping Our Perspectives?
Society,Cyberspace

How Is Social Media Shaping Our Perspectives?

Among all internet tools, social media is one of the most powerful platforms that shape our perceptions of ourselves, others, and the world. With increasing internet penetration, what seems to be a virtual world to the older generation is in fact indispensable to the younger generations.  
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