Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media
Society,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 11 Aug 2017

Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media

Since his election in 2013, Prime Minister Abe has been promoting increased women’s entry into the workforce. Private consultancy studies such as the 2014 Goldman Sachs study pointed out that womenomics could “potentially boost Japan’s GDP by 13 percent.”
Pakistan’s Efforts in Mainstreaming Minorities
Society,South Asia

By Muhammad Daim Fazil - 08 Aug 2017

Pakistan’s Efforts in Mainstreaming Minorities

Chinese Students Enrich Western Universities in More Ways Than One
Society,China

By Salvatore Babones - 08 Aug 2017

Chinese Students Enrich Western Universities in More Ways Than One

The Kasai Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Society,Security

The Kasai Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Kamuina Nsapu rebellion in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has rapidly emerged as one of the world’s major humanitarian crises. By late July 2017, the conflict had displaced 1.4 million people and led to over 3,000 deaths.  
Insecurity and Vigilante Violence in Nigeria
Society,Security

Insecurity and Vigilante Violence in Nigeria

The crime wave of the Badoo Gang in Lagos has in turn triggered a wave of reprisal killings by vigilante groups. The first crime attributed to the gang occurred last year with the rape and murder of a schoolteacher, whose “skull was smashed with a stone.”
 Does India Have What It Takes to be a Knowledge Superpower?
Society,South Asia

Does India Have What It Takes to be a Knowledge Superpower?

India is formulating a new education policy to make the country a “knowledge superpower.” However, the results would not be achievable unless it lays an equal emphasis on corrective measures on the front of disposition, ethics, and professionalism.
By Romi Jain - 03 Jul 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Technology Disruption: Policy Implications for Stakeholders
Society,Cyberspace

Technology Disruption: Policy Implications for Stakeholders

Technologies are developing very quickly. Many of them have the potential to disrupt the way we live. Policy makers and ordinary individuals both must prepare to manage the disruptions that come with technological development.
By Tai Wei Lim - 27 Jun 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
It’s a Man’s World: Why Female Political Leaders Are Having a Hard Time
Politics,Society

It’s a Man’s World: Why Female Political Leaders Are Having a Hard Time

A cursory look around the world today will reveal that there are many examples of female political leaders; however, many of them have also suffered setbacks in their political journeys.
“My Family’s Slave” and the Scourge of Modern Slavery
Society

“My Family’s Slave” and the Scourge of Modern Slavery

Alex Tizon’s confessional essay “My Family’s Slave” documents the life and death of Eudocia Tomas Pulido, his family’s longtime domestic maid, and his childhood discovery that she was actually their household slave.  
Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan
Society,East Asia

Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan

Reform to Taiwan’s military pension threatens to upend its national security and upset the US security calculus in the Asia-Pacific. Anxiety among Taiwan’s military has spilled over into opposition to President Tsai Ing-wen, resulting in a growing shift of support from Taiwan to mainland China.
Harmony in a World of Contradictions
Society,China

Harmony in a World of Contradictions

We live in a world of contradictions. However, there is no doubt that the Chinese mind and heart prefer to emphasize harmony. Confucius speaks of the Middle Way. Facing a dilemma, a person would choose not to go to extremes.
Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation
Society,Southeast Asia

Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation

The 21st century has been called the Asian Century. Can it be a period that draw on the best of human achievements and advance them, contributing immensely to a new global civilization?
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