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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.

ASEAN

Prioritizing Women’s Economic Security in Southeast Asia

Thursday, September 23, 2021

This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.

China

In China, the State is Regulating Children’s Work and Play – To What End?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

China should explore more holistic solutions as it seeks to manage the social impact of ubiquitous technological innovation.

Philippines

The Social Implications of Philippines-China Security Competition in the South China Sea

Friday, September 3, 2021

The Chinese-Filipino community has called for dialogue and diplomacy but has been branded by some in the Philippines as Chinese first and Filipino second.

Global

Designing Mental Health into Cities Will be Essential Post Covid-19

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Post-Covid-19 resilient cities will be those that take advantage of the built environment to prevent mental ill health.

A Roadmap to Build Back Right: The Sharing City

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has re-energized moves to achieve a sharing economy.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan at a Crossroads: Perspectives on the Ground

Thursday, August 19, 2021

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Jason Yip reflects on the unfolding situation and considers the concerns of ordinary Afghan people.