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China

China’s Quest for Alternative Proteins

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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

India

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

Bangladesh

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.

Japan

Covid-19 and Japan’s Evolving Work Culture

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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

Australia

Fighting for Data Dregs – and Losing the Fight Against Digital Violence

Thursday, May 26, 2022

With limited access to data on online content and behavior that could point to remedies, only so much can be done to improve the safety and wellbeing of internet users.

Global

Anti-Feminism as a Driver of Far-Right Movements in the West

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The promotion of a misogynist agenda is worsening divisions and spurring global campaigns to counter the advancement of women, and the marginalization of other groups.

China

Can Digitalization Help Asia Finally Solve its Financial Inclusion Challenge?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Financial technology applications need to go beyond payments systems to provide a wide array of services, from lending to insurance, to new and existing banking customers

Global

Should Governments Legalize Three-Parent Babies?

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow Florencia Daud discusses the limits and dilemmas of maternal spindle transfer.

The Third Eye: Buddhist Perspectives on the Future of Asia and the World

Thursday, April 28, 2022

How to make sense of the volatile, fast-changing world – and how to address the governance challenges it poses?

From “Over-Represented” to “Dangerous” Minority: A Comparison Between Chinese Americans and Soviet Jews

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Historian Dmitry Shlapentokh of Indiana University South Bend outlines the reasons why the US might be falling behind in the high-tech race.

Russia

The Ukraine War: Debunking Putin’s Propaganda and the Realist Rationale

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Russian president will go down in history as the figure of this era who has done the most harm and caused so much tragedy.

China

Identity and Citizenship: Pressures and Prejudices of Nation-States

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Nationhood, citizenship and identity are more and more intertwined and complex in the globalized world.

Hong Kong

Riding Out Hong Kong’s Omicron Storm: The Consequences of Inaction

Thursday, March 17, 2022

What can Hong Kong do to manage through the crisis, reopen and cope with possible future waves of the coronavirus?

India

Uncovering Audit Deception: Countering Hidden Social Compliance Violations

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Transparentem's investigations into human rights abuses in economies in Asia, and recommendations for how to reform the social auditing industry.

Indonesia

Myanmar One Year After the Coup: The Jokowi Factor

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Indonesia and its leader Joko Widodo could play an important role in brokering a deal with Naypyidaw.

Central Asia

What Happened in Kazakhstan – A View from Almaty

Thursday, January 20, 2022

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Madina Ashilova, who is based in the Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, reflects on her experiences during the unrest.

China

China’s Food Culture is Changing – Why it Matters

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

A chronicle of current food trends and the danger of bifurcation into two systems – one focused on low cost and value, the other on nutrition and quality.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Balances its Relations with Major Powers: Why the Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees is Unlikely

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Diplomacy is not working and Myanmar, now under military rule and isolated by the international community, seems disinterested.