Population & Society


The Sportswashing Blame Game is not Always Fair

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Australia and New Zealand, the hosts of the Women’s World Cup, have escaped scrutiny for sportswashing, even though they have human rights problems

Asia Pacific

Understanding Social Innovation in Asia

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

How to create the supportive environment needed for effective social innovation

The Mindful Traveler: Analog Journeys in a Digital World

Monday, June 26, 2023

The transition from analog to digital has led to changes in travel habits and expectations – Emptying your mind so as to soak up random experience now borders on heresy


Content Concentration: Singapore’s Approach to Online Platform Governance

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Singapore’s model prioritizes balancing the goal of attracting foreign investment with public policy concerns from the spread of online misinformation


Tackling Indonesia’s Waste Challenge – Sustainably

Thursday, June 1, 2023

A look at Indonesia’s efforts to get a handle on its mounting waste production problem and engage the public to achieve sustainable waste management


What Shifts in the Perception of Jews in Post-Soviet Russia Say About Russian Nationalism

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The shifts in the perception of Jews in Russia highlight the overriding force of nationalism and its hyper-intensification in post-Soviet Russian society

A Web 3.0 World Requires New Governance Thinking

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The emerging digital world is changing the very foundation of the economy and upending conventional models of production and consumption

South Korea

Declining Dominance: Korea’s Chaebol are Losing Their Privileged Position

Thursday, May 11, 2023

The dominance and entitlement of Korea’s family-owned conglomerates, known as chaebol, have diminished in recent years and may be further on the wane

How Indonesia is Tackling Under-Nutrition in Children

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

A municipality in Indonesia is aiming to eliminate the problem of stunted growth among children by 2024


In the Run-up to the 2024 Election, Indonesia Fights Against False Information

Thursday, March 2, 2023

The implementation of Indonesian legal sanctions and regulations on misinformation and disinformation faces challenges as the 2024 general election approaches


To the Victor Goes the Narrative: Understanding Minorities in the Past and Present

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Moscow has asserted that protecting the Russian and Russian-speaking minorities was a key reason for invading Ukraine. Historian Dmitry Shlapentokh examines this claim.


Lessons for Social Innovation from Post-Soviet Countries

Thursday, October 20, 2022

From his research, 2022 AsiaGlobal Fellow Bakhrom Radjabov draws lessons for creating the supportive environment needed for effective social innovation


Protection – or Bureaucratic Burden?: Behind the Philippines’ Regulation of Overseas Contract Workers

Thursday, September 15, 2022

A review of the regulatory framework that the Philippines enforces to manage the recruitment and deployment of overseas Filipino workers.


Fallout from Fukushima: The Unprecedented Activation of Japanese Civil Society

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The debate in Japan over nuclear power has heated up.


China’s Quest for Alternative Proteins

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A look at China's efforts to use technology to expand food production.


The Indian Vision of Buddhist Diplomacy

Thursday, July 21, 2022

An outline of India’s pursuit of Buddhist diplomacy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who found a soulmate strategist in Japanese counterpart Abe Shinzo


Mental Health Challenges for Bangladesh Migrant Workers during the Pandemic

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The outbreak has caused many difficulties for migrant workers, including insufficient healthcare rights and benefits, family insolvency, and the fear of deportation.


Covid-19 and Japan’s Evolving Work Culture

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Could the pandemic change Japan’s work culture for the better?