China

China’s complex ‘multiculturalism’ with ethnic and religious tensions

October 19, 2018 0

Written by Daouda Cissé. In order to propel their propaganda agenda, Chinese officials often wrongly portray China as being a country with a monolithic society…

India

Challenges to Modi

October 8, 2018 0

Diego Maiorano With less than a year before the next general election, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is facing the first serious challenge to his…

Pakistan

Pakistan Elections: the role of social media

October 15, 2018 0

Written by Khalid Jarral The Pakistan elections of 2018 were the first time that the voters had the ability to engage in a two-way communication…

Bangladesh

Designing Better Financial Products for Low-Income Populations

October 18, 2018 0

Written by Tasnuba Sinha Financial inclusion has accelerated globally in the past decade. Millions of people have now been brought into the formal financial system…

Taiwan

Taiwan New Cinema, Post-New Cinema, and Wei Te-sheng 

October 19, 2018 0

Written by Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley Taiwan New Cinema (TNC) is a cinematic movement that emerged in the 1980s just as democracy was introduced to the island. Its impact cannot be overstated: TNC not only expanded cultural…

Japan

What if North Korean refugees fleeing war land in…

September 27, 2018 0

Written by Anne-Léonore Dardenne. North Korea still Japan’s most serious threat Three months after the symbolic pledge towards peace at the summit meeting in Singapore…

North Korea

What if North Korean refugees fleeing war land in…

September 27, 2018 0

Written by Anne-Léonore Dardenne. North Korea still Japan’s most serious threat Three months after the symbolic pledge towards peace at the summit meeting in Singapore…

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

Strategic Ambiguity: Deconstructing Duterte’s 2018 National Security Strategy

October 1, 2018 0

Written by Ananda Devi Domingo-Almase. A country’s National Security Strategy (NSS) contains guidelines and action-plans to promote national interests and protect the nation from threats…

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…