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Philippines

Politics

Controlling the Narrative: Historical Distortion and the Case of the Philippines

Thursday, October 13, 2022

University of Hong Kong historian Nicolo Ludovice examines the practice of historical distortion, focusing on the case of the Philippines

Population & Society

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.

Geopolitics

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and ASEAN: Washington’s Hopes and Hanoi’s Wishes

Thursday, June 23, 2022

ASEAN members may find the IPEF an attractive platform for advancing economic engagement with the US.

Technology

Covid-19 and Digitalization in Southeast Asia: A Crisis Within a Crisis

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Leaders have focused on short-term needs and benefits without addressing long-term implications.

Money

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

Geopolitics

Post-Duterte Philippine Foreign Policy: A Matter of Change – or of Seeking Equilibrium?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The real issue is whether the new leader can find an appropriate balance in dealing with the two major powers in the Indo-Pacific region – China and the United States.

Environment

Science Diplomacy is Required to Avert a South China Sea Ecological Collapse

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Countries in the region should focus on the opportunities offered by science diplomacy.

Geopolitics

Digital Trade in the Indo-Pacific: A New Flashpoint in the US-China Rivalry

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.

Media, Science & the Arts

Reporting Facts to Power: What the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Means for Journalism

Thursday, November 18, 2021

This could be a spark that inspires reporters to focus on getting the facts right amid the deluge of false and misleading information spread by social media.

Inclusiveness

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.

Population & Society

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.

Geopolitics

Dazed and Confused: A Divided Duterte Administration Confronts and Appeases China

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

What does the president's reaction, or lack thereof, mean?

Geopolitics

Biden’s Indo-Pacific: The Good, the Bad – and the Unwieldy

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy

Geopolitics

An Asian Century Is A Long Way Off

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Asia's economies cannot sustain high growth forever, social tensions are increasing and ageing government leaders lack the capacity to cope with critical challenges.

Technology

What is Missing from the Debate on Technology in Southeast Asia

Thursday, January 14, 2021

For the ASEAN community as a whole to benefit from technology, economics should not be the sole determining driver.

Economy

Vulnerability and Resilience: Technology and Covid-19 Should Initiate Reskilling

Thursday, July 23, 2020

As Covid-19 grips the world, the Filipino workforce looks increasingly vulnerable, despite strong growth in recent years.

Environment

Air Pollution and Covid-19 Mortality: Considerations for Southeast Asia

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Acute respiratory distress syndrome, which has long been linked to polluted air, has been a major cause of Covid-19-related deaths.

Politics

Democracy in Southeast Asia: Elites are an Obstacle

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Robin Ramcharan of the Asia Centre in Bangkok offers an approach for strengthening democratization in the region.