Policy Forum

Posted: 28

Author Profile

Policy Forum is Asia and the Pacific’s platform for public policy debate, analysis, views, and discussion.

  • Confirm
  • .
2018/09/12 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Time to Say Goodbye to 'Chinese Taipei'
A proposal to compete as 'Taiwan' rather than 'Chinese Taipei' in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics serves as a warning to Beijing.
2019/01/18 | Policy Forum
China's Fourth Wave of Feminism: Despite Censorship, #MeToo Perseveres
Feminism has a long history in China, but #MeToo has met a wall of state and societal censorship.
2019/03/20 | Policy Forum
Thailand's Election: Will the Government Be Held Accountable?
The three branches of the Thai government have long operated with impunity regardless of electoral results, writes Thai constitutional law scholar Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang.
2018/09/01 | Policy Forum
Asia's Mental Health Support Systems Are Still Neglected by Policymakers
People living with mental disorders remain among Asia's most vulnerable and marginalized populations.
2018/08/10 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Asia Can Lead North Korea Human Rights Dialogue
A multilateral, Asian-led human rights discourse with North Korea offers an alternative to failed Western-led approaches.
2018/08/07 | Policy Forum
ANALYSIS: Japan Is Finally Entering the Indo-Pacific Arena
Japan has hesitated to assert itself in the Indo-Pacific, a region increasingly dominated by Chinese influence. It may want to avoid its tradition 'value-oriented diplomacy' and the temptation to lock horns with China.
2018/05/09 | Policy Forum
East Asia's Biggest Problem: Aging
All three countries at this week's Trilateral Summit are facing a demographic crunch, but China may have it the worst.
2018/05/14 | Policy Forum
India Lays the Groundwork for a Military Industrial Complex
Defense procurement is a murky business in India, but one thing is certain: The country wants to make more of its own weapons.
2018/07/09 | Policy Forum
The Truth Behind China's World Football Ambitions
Is China already a soccer superpower? Lucrative corporate partnerships have more than picked up the slack for its 75th ranked men's national team.
2018/07/19 | Policy Forum
ANALYSIS: Russia's Expanding Asia-Pacific Power Play
In the absence of strong relations with Western nations, Russia may be making its own pivot to Asia. This should motivate Australia and ASEAN states to fortify their own presences in the area.
2018/05/15 | Policy Forum
How Southeast Asia Can Avoid Dutch Disease
The likes of Laos and Myanmar can avoid the middle-income trap by establishing mechanisms to invest their resource-driven revenues.
2018/06/29 | Policy Forum
OPINION: It's Time to Move Past Outdated Notions of Cyberspace and Cybersecurity
The conversation about cybersecurity must evolve to take account of state actors intent on furthering strategic aims.
2018/06/04 | Policy Forum
How Should the US Respond to Sonic Attacks?
The clandestine use of sonic, microwave and laser weapons are becoming more common, but nobody is quite sure how to respond.
2018/04/20 | Policy Forum
Here's How the Philippines Could Prevent Another Marawi Seige
The Philippines' military, politicians and civil society must learn lessons from the Islamist attack that laid bloody siege to the city of Marawi, writes Joseph Franco.