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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.

Japan

The Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Quest for Unity in Diversity

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Early results from surveys indicate that the pandemic-plagued Olympiad had little social impact among young Tokyo residents.

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.

Asia Pacific

Earth’s Amphibious Transformation: Urbanizing Asia’s Seas

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Instead of focusing only on how to control the movement of water, cities should also embrace the ongoing “amphibious transformation” by adapting to life on water.

Bangladesh

The Most Vulnerable: The Pandemic’s Impact on Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.

American Foreign Aid and its Consequences for Human Rights Protection in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Converging interests of donor and recipient, together with the domestic legitimacy of the beneficiary government, affect the scope of repression in aid-receiving states.

China

Shedding Light on Children’s Digital Rights

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Why parents should be more circumspect when using technology to stay connected with their children.

Global

Leave No One Behind: How to Include Civil Society in the Cybersecurity Debate

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Efforts to enhance cybersecurity should include the participation of NGOs and the groups they serve to ensure that the civil society sector is not left exposed to risks.

China

China’s Three-Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late?

Thursday, June 24, 2021

A closer look at the sea change in attitudes from condemnation and coercion to facilitation and encouragement.

China

Will China's Three-Child Policy Address its Demographic Woes?

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The addition of two more dependents is likely to prove overwhelming for most families’ resources.

China

Return of the Returnees?: Dual Citizenship and Hong Kong’s Global Talent Base

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The passage of the national security law and China's suppression of the democratic movement in Hong Kong could mean the end of the supply of global talent.

When the Mob Rallies: The GameStop Stock Rush and Complex Contagions

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

How and why do such complex contagions spread?

ASEAN

Covid-19, Digital Technology and Ensuring Decent Work for Labor Migrants in Asia

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The economic downturn has prompted large-scale layoffs and deportations, and the unprecedented wave of returnees will have dramatic implications for national development.

Other Regions

Untapped Potential: Lessons from Women-Led Healthcare Innovation in Africa

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The pandemic has accelerated innovation efforts and increased the willingness to conduct higher-risk experimentation. What are some potential lessons for Asia?

China

Could China Adopt a Universal Basic Income as a Social-Protection Policy?

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Against the backdrop of China's success in poverty alleviation, the country could explore the benefits of a basic-income guarantee.

China

Philanthropy in Post-Pandemic China: Driving Sustainable Development

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

As the Chinese economy emerges from the pandemic, the philanthropy sector can build on its swift and effective responses to communities affected by Covid-19.