China

Inequality in China: Population Counts and Spatial Price Differences,

September 13, 2018 0

Written by John Gibson A common perception is that economic inequality in China has risen during the reform era that began in 1978. This claim…

Google’s China Problem

September 7, 2018 1

India

Moments of hope from the Section 377 ruling

September 6, 2018 0

Written by Ibtisam Ahmed History has been made. In four different, but concurrent, opinions, the Supreme Court of India has repealed IPC Section 377,  decriminalising…

Pakistan

The complex state of women’s suffrage in Pakistan

September 17, 2018 0

Written by Arhama Siddiqa “No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men” - Muhammad Ali Jinnah Women in Pakistan were granted…

Bangladesh

The fight for women’s rights in Bangladesh

September 19, 2018 0

Written by Nusrat Nasim Meraji Bangladesh is no stranger to the fire that makes up the soul of an average Bengali woman. In 1952, at…

Taiwan

Trump’s playing a dangerous game in the Taiwan Strait

July 26, 2018 0

Written by Gray Sergeant. Earlier in June 2018, the United States (US) government unveiled their new office compound for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT),…

Japan

Sexual harassment and the problem of gender inequality in…

September 6, 2018 0

By Emma Dalton When the news broke in early August that Tokyo Medical University had been altering the entrance examination scores of female candidates, even…

North Korea

Middle powers showing initiative: North and South Korea getting…

June 4, 2018 0

Written by Liang Tuang Nah. On 24 May, President Trump called off the planned 12 June summit with Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea, to…

Sri Lanka

Japan's Indo-Pacific strategy: The importance of Sri Lanka

May 1, 2018 0

Written by Anne-Léonore Dardenne. Reacting to an increasingly assertive China, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has looked to expand his country’s influence in the Indo-Pacific.…

Malaysia

Transformations in Malaysia’s higher education landscape

September 20, 2018 0

Written by Martha Puebla On 2-4 May the British Council organized its annual conference Going Global 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This conference was an…

Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte’s Sexism and its Impact on Filipino Women

July 9, 2018 0

Written by Lyz Tab On the 4th of June, President Rodrigo Duterte courted controversy for kissing a woman on the lips during a press conference.…

Myanmar

Preaching hate and violence: The (militant) Buddhist perspective

June 5, 2018 0

Written by Peter Lehr. When discussing religion and violence in Southeast Asia, the first concept that usually comes to mind is that of jihad or…