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TECHNOLOGY

AI and the Disruption of Social Sectors

The 1990s and early 2000s were one of the most difficult periods in post-World War II Japanese history. With eight prime ministers in as many…
TECHNOLOGY

AI and Emotions: The Next Frontier in the Social Sector

What happens when the Fourth Industrial Revolution collides with the need and desire to improve the state of the world? To be more specific: What…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

For a Truly Global Peace Agenda in a Multipolar World

Those working in international affairs would not be surprised to observe that a small number of countries and institutions spearhead a “global peace policy agenda”.…
GEOPOLITICS

Flawed Assumptions: Why the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific is Defective

The June 23 decision by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to adopt the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) represents a…
STRATEGY

Big Picture, Small Scale: Systems Thinking on the Ground

With economic growth, increasing incomes, better sanitation and improvements in healthcare, people are living longer. Lengthening life expectancy is proof of the success of economic…
POLITICS

Democratic Backsliding: Lessons from Interwar Japan

In the summer of 1989, when Francis Fukuyama published his article “The End of History?” in The National Interest and suggested that the battle of…
PACIFIC ISLANDS

Chinese Waves: The Limits to Beijing’s Influence in the South Pacific

Charlot Salwai, prime minister of Vanuatu, and Liu Quan, Chinese ambassador to Vanuatu, 2017. Since 2011, China has provided US$1.26 billion to Pacific Island countries,…
SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram and the Psychological Perils of Social Comparisons

Social media has the potential to make us feel worse about ourselves because we have a natural tendency to make social comparisons. So in order…
INCLUSIVENESS

DNA and the Globalization of Humanity

Regardless of how an individual racially or ethnically self-identifies, they will see a DNA test result showing multiple divisions in their bloodline, simplified by many…
ENVIRONMENT

Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change” and Why It Matters

“Anthropocene” is a widely proposed name for the geological epoch that covers human impact on our planet. But it is not synonymous with “climate change,”…
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