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


Understanding Social Innovation in Asia

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

How to create the supportive environment needed for effective social innovation


Deep-Sea Mining Without Rules

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Mining the seabed without proper regulations seems outlandish but it could happen – and soon

Media, Science & the Arts

The TikTok Takedown and the Collateral Damage of Performative Politics

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Calls to ban the social media platform have turned the political landscape, particularly in the US, into something of a theatrical spectacle


Beyond Technology – Boosting Adoption is Key for Central Bank Digital Currency Viability in Asia Pacific

Saturday, June 17, 2023

The adoption of CBDCs in the region depend on their value-added for business and end-users and the support from banks and payment service providers


Without Regulation Such as the EU AI Act, the Chatbot Revolution Risks Becoming a Race of the Reckless

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

European Union draft legislation on artificial intelligence is a major step forward towards promoting global standards


Beyond the Geopolitics: Asia Should Address the Root Causes of Decoupling

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Countries and firms in Asia will weather the slowdown of globalization and the decoupling of supply chains if they adjust their strategies


Cyclone Freddy: A Reminder of the Climate Crisis – and the Responsibilities of Developed Countries

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The devastating cyclone disaster that hit southern Africa in March is a stark warning of the vulnerability of the poorest countries to the climate threat


Why Asia Matters: Understanding the Tectonic Shifts in the Global Financial System

Thursday, March 23, 2023

The importance of East Asian markets including China’s in the global financial system and their essential qualities are little appreciated or understood


Bank Failures in America and Europe – Asia Should Demand Accountability from the West

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Asian regulators should demand tighter oversight in financial markets in the West and closer policy coordination among global monetary authorities


Partners in a Rules-Based Order – or Collateral Damage?: Southeast Asia and the US Geo-economic Strategy

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Washington's geo-economic strategy in the Indo-Pacific could prompt China to intensify its challenge to US dominance and damage Southeast Asian economies


The Razor’s Edge: Managing Geopolitics and Sustainable Development in Asia

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Countries need to reconcile to enable the world to address such existential challenges as climate change, writes Raymond Lam of Buddhistdoor Global


Counting the Costs of US-China Technology Decoupling

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The global implications of the US-China decoupling dispute over technology would be better understood using big-data analytics and artificial intelligence


The New Global Biodiversity Framework and the Sixth Mass Extinction: What is at Stake

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montréal concluded on December 19 with a milestone agreement for global action on nature conservation through to 2030


What is a “Climate Refugee”?

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Calling people displaced by the impact of global warming “climate refugees” oversimplifies the complex reasons people flee their homes


Give Pragmatism a Chance: Don’t Get Distracted by Values Wars

Thursday, December 15, 2022

When it comes to balancing geopolitics and economics, Europe should emulate the pragmatic approach of Asian economies


The "Bleak Swan" – This Year of Living Perilously

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Reviewing the ups and (mostly) downs of 2022, Vasuki Shastry of Chatham House considers the fallout from the Ukraine war, China’s Covid-19 fumbles and more


The Search for Planetary Peace: Why Boundaries and the Interconnectedness of Species Matter

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Without an urgent reset to the pro-growth economic orthodoxy, the planetary immune system for the survival of all species will break down