Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign
Politics,Society,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 30 May 2019

Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign

The new Japanese Emperor Naruhito has been enthroned at the start of a new era known as the Reiwa reign. Due to his failing health and old age, Emperor Akihito decided to step down and retire in favor of his son Crown Prince Naruhito.
A Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Election Commission?
Politics,Society,South Asia

By Narayanan Balakrishnan - 29 May 2019

A Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Election Commission?

The US Space Force: Not Quite Ready for Liftoff
Politics,Society

By Elizabeth Freund Larus and Shirley Martey Hargis - 22 May 2019

The US Space Force: Not Quite Ready for Liftoff

Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World
Politics,Society

Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s 2017 campaign strategy of “relentless positivity” was criticized as “naive at best, if not deluded.” All these misgivings were laid to rest when Ardern had to confront the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019.
A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?
Politics,Society,China

A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?

Xi Jinping Thought is a product of its time. China is maturing as an economic identity and is also indigenizing and entrenching its model of development. The philosophy appears to be a response to that maturation and emergence as a major power.
By Tai Wei Lim - 06 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?
Politics,Economy,Society

How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?

The Top Ten winners of the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards have recently been announced. They beat out 550 other airports. Being the best was important to them in a hyper-competitive world at a time of shifting geopolitics and geo-economics.
What Makes the World’s Best Airports Tick?
Politics,Economy,Society

What Makes the World’s Best Airports Tick?

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport have become Southeast Asian air hubs with intentions to challenge Singapore’s Changi International Airport to be the region’s number one air hub.
By Tai Wei Lim - 23 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Is China Modernizing Meritocracy for Public Governance?
Politics,Society,China

Is China Modernizing Meritocracy for Public Governance?

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasizes meritocracy and would like to apply it to every corner of public governance in China. Can meritocracy, which looks set to be regenerated by China, enlighten public governance in China and beyond?
Xenophobia in Cambodia: Is It an Issue?
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia

Xenophobia in Cambodia: Is It an Issue?

Xenophobia in Cambodia is a serious issue which should not be ignored or taken lightly. One example was a violent riot against Thai embassy and Thai businesses in Phnom Penh in 2003. This incident was obviously motivated by anti-Thai sentiments among Cambodians.
The Space Race: End of Space Rivalry
Politics,Society

The Space Race: End of Space Rivalry

During the Cold War, the US and the USSR competed to become the foremost power in the field of outer space. In 1975, for the first time, the two countries sent a combined Apollo-Soyuz mission, marking the end of the Space Race between the two superpowers.
By Martand Jha - 20 Feb 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Internal Divisions Will Appear in the UK after Brexit
Politics,Society

Internal Divisions Will Appear in the UK after Brexit

After Brexit, the UK will start to reorient its national position and divisions will happen between elites and grassroots as well as between England and other regions.
The Challenge of the Gilets Jaunes to the French Government
Politics,Economy,Society

The Challenge of the Gilets Jaunes to the French Government

Following the astonishing display of violence in Paris on the third weekend of the hitherto peaceful gilets jaunes (yellow vest) protests in France, the movement has suddenly been transformed into a major crisis for the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.
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