Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World
Politics,Society
By Andrea Chloe Wong - 14 May 2019

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

By Tai Wei Lim - 06 May 2019

A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?

How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?
Politics,Economy,Society

By Christine Loh and Richard Cullen - 03 May 2019

How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?

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.
Four Reasons Why China Should Not “Customize” Google.cn
Society,Cyberspace,China

Four Reasons Why China Should Not “Customize” Google.cn

In January 2010, Google shut down its Chinese search engine. In August 2018, the Twitter account of the People’s Daily announced that: “Google is welcome to the mainland, but it’s a prerequisite that it must comply with the requirements of the law.”
By Xiaolin Duan - 14 Nov 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Nudged into Fitness: Insurers and Governments Use Gamification to Encourage Healthy Behaviors
Society

Nudged into Fitness: Insurers and Governments Use Gamification to Encourage Healthy Behaviors

For John Hancock’s policyholders, the Vitality program offers them recurring incentives to complete routine short-term fitness challenges such as taking a minimum of 10,000 daily steps as measured by a wearable fitness tracker.
The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World
Society,Environment,Southeast Asia

The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World

While humankind is generally lulled by its technological mastery and regularization of the forces of nature, natural disasters such as the one which struck Sulawesi reveal the efficacy of such technological apparatuses to be radically contingent on forces that are beyond anybody’s control.
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