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The Philippines’ Maritime Conundrum

The standoff over territorial rights to the South China Sea has exposed the depth of the Philippines’ reliance on the waterway for food and energy…
ENVIRONMENT

Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change” and Why It Matters

“Anthropocene” is a widely proposed name for the geological epoch that covers human impact on our planet. But it is not synonymous with “climate change,”…
ENVIRONMENT

A Fair Society or a Fare Society?

The current linear economic model—also known as “take, make, and dispose”—is often criticized for the high pressure it puts on the environment, leading to pollution…
ENVIRONMENT

Together We Fall? Southeast Asia and Transboundary Haze

Transboundary haze is a form of seasonal air pollution affecting up to six Southeast Asian countries on an almost annual basis. The first reports of…
ENVIRONMENT

Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia: Debunking Popular Myths

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) distinguishes itself by being a laggard in terms of renewable energy deployment...
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The Timor Sea Dispute: Territorializing the Sea?

The dispute between Australia and Timor-Leste provides an interesting example of how different states view maritime entitlements...
ENVIRONMENT

Preparing Australian Farmers for a (Non-)Rainy Day

The three most common categories of government assistance to agriculture during a drought are subsidies for farm business, income supplements for low-income farm families, and…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

China, Venezuela, and the Illusion of Debt-Trap Diplomacy

In an article from early 2017, titled “China’s Debt-Trap Diplomacy,” geopolitics pundit Brahma Chellaney argued that China has sought to purposely ensnare some of its…
ENVIRONMENT

Renewable Energy Is Not Always Sustainable in Southeast Asia

Energy has been in the global spotlight for some time, including in the fast-growing economies of Southeast Asia. While governments and media showcase the steps…
ENVIRONMENT

China’s Air Pollution Edges Back from the Brink

Air pollution, and especially particulate matter, is one of the greatest threats to human health. It leads to respiratory and heart diseases, strokes, and lung…
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