China

Does China want to globalise the renminbi?

May 20, 2019 1

Written by Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat. Image credit:  Dennis Sylvester Hurd/Flick, license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 In recent years there seems to have been an ongoing effort on the part…

India

Indian elections 2019: women candidates to watch out for

May 22, 2019 0

*This article is republished from The Conversation  The original date of publication: 21 May 2019 Written by Carole Spary Image Credit: Narendra Modi Official/ Flickr, licensed…

Pakistan

Patriarchy in practice: The predicament of women in Pakistani…

May 21, 2019 0

Written by Omaima Lone Image credit: Ithmus/Flickr, Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Some fourteen centuries ago, the religion of Islam pronounced men and women as being equals.…

Bangladesh

How do South Asians see democracy and authoritarianism?

May 13, 2019 0

Written by Sandeep Shastri. Drawing richly from the State of Democracy in South Asia Report, this article assesses the concerns and expectations of citizens of…

Taiwan

Qiong Yao films and Taiwan society

May 15, 2019 0

Written by Xuelin Zhou. Image Credit:  Cinema by Do u remember/Flickr, License CC BY-SA 2.0. Between 1965 and 1983, fifty feature films were produced in Taiwan…

Japan

China and Japan – an unlikely climate partnership?

December 13, 2018 0

By Chris G. Pope. On 7 October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report which focused on the devastating impacts of a…

North Korea

American distrust vis-à-vis North Korea’s desperation and dismal reputation:…

May 13, 2019 0

Written by Liang Tuang Nah. Image Credit: North Korea - Flag by Roman Harak/Flickr, License CC BY-SA 2.0. Following the failure of the second summit between…

Sri Lanka

Tourism vs. remittances: The impact of the Easter attacks…

May 22, 2019 0

Written by Bilesha Weeraratne. Image credit: Ronald Saunders/Flickr, Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Sri Lanka was only a few days short of celebrating a decade of peace…

Malaysia

Malaysia today: The demise of a hybrid? Not so…

May 14, 2019 0

Written by William Case. Samuel Huntington’s notion of a third wave of democratic transitions captured the many dozens of countries whose regimes transitioned from authoritarian…

Philippines

Peacebuilding from the grassroots: Resolving conflicts in Mindanao

April 1, 2019 0

Written by Julius Cesar Trajano. The peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was hailed as a significant step…

Myanmar

Myanmar’s stalled peace process

April 3, 2019 0

Written by Ashley South. Recent international attention in Myanmar has been focused on the plight of the Rohingya population of Northern Rakhine State, 700,000 of…