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

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim May. 25, 2017
    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.  

    The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats

    By Tai Wei Lim on May. 25, 2017

    India-Iran Ties: Economic and Strategic Significances

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    Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

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“My Family’s Slave” and the Scourge of Modern Slavery
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“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.  
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  May.25, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats

In 1986, Vietnam instituted economic reforms known as Doi Moi. In 1995, former US President Bill Clinton normalized relations with Vietnam. With US support, Vietnam joined the World Trade Organization.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  May.25, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership
Economy,China,East Asia

Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

On May 15, 2017, Japan signaled its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiated by Beijing. The condition is for the AIIB to address Japan’s concerns about the environmental impact of AIIB-funded projects and other matters.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  May.23, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources
Economy,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources

Some Cambodian scholars have commented that the country’s debt situation is manageable. However, one should take proactive measures to tackle the unpredictable backlash which could potentially derive from debt.  
By Sovinda Po and Veasna Var  |  May.22, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Trump And The South China Sea: Doing The Right Thing For The Wrong Reasons
Politics,Hotspots

Trump And The South China Sea: Doing The Right Thing For The Wrong Reasons

It appears that Trump has paused criticism and actions against China in exchange for its assistance in dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program. This transactional approach means that his foreign policy is negotiable and not based on principles.  
By Mark J. Valencia   |  May.19, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
South Korea’s Presidential Election and its Implications
Politics,East Asia

South Korea’s Presidential Election and its Implications

On May 9, 2017, South Koreans overwhelmingly selected Moon Jae-in as their next leader. What are the implications for the Korean Peninsula crisis and the region? Of greater concern to voters were their perceptions of the need to regulate the private sector conglomerates.  
By Tai Wei Lim  |  May.18, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Global Ransomware Outbreak and the Challenge for Cybersovereignty
Security,Cyberspace

The Global Ransomware Outbreak and the Challenge for Cybersovereignty

Among the victims were Renault and Federal Express, UK hospitals, Chinese universities, Russia’s Ministry of Interior, and Spanish telecommunications and energy companies. The efforts of countries like China to impose law and order on the internet are likely to see an urgent boost.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  May.17, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Pakistan Factor in India-Turkey Relations
Politics,South Asia

The Pakistan Factor in India-Turkey Relations

Although India and Turkey have enjoyed civilizational and geo-cultural relations since recorded history, the relations between both countries have been paralyzed due to the Pakistan factor in the post-colonial era.
By Bawa Singh   |  May.15, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Implications of Trump’s Flip-Flop on the South China Sea
Politics,Hotspots

Implications of Trump’s Flip-Flop on the South China Sea

US President Donald Trump’s flip-flopping policy regarding China’s claims and actions in the South China Sea have fundamental implications for the security paradigm in the region and perhaps beyond.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  May.12, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The French Presidential Election and the Long War on Fake News
Cyberspace

The French Presidential Election and the Long War on Fake News

Fake news was a prominent problem in the recent French presidential election campaign. In the days before the first round of the election, researchers from Oxford University found that fake news comprised up to “one-quarter of the political links shared on Twitter in France.”
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  May.11, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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

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

The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats

The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats

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India-Iran Ties: Economic and Strategic Significances

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Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources

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South Korea’s Presidential Election and its Implications

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