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2018/09/23 | The Conversation
Indonesia's Rich History of Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Sexuality
They are considered binary in modern mainstream culture, but gender and sexual diversity in Indonesia have a history that predates Western influence.
2018/11/21 | The Conversation
OPINION: Trump's Iran Sanctions Open Door to China in Middle East
The threat of US sanctions on Iran leaves a void that Chinese firms will be only to eager to fill.
2018/11/16 | The Conversation
Borneo Cave Paintings of Wild Cattle Emerge as World's Earliest Figurative Art
Cave paintings discovered in Malaysian Borneo in the 1990s have been revealed to be much older than first thought.
2018/11/22 | The Conversation
OPINION: Blockchain Offers Chinese Consumers Food Safety Solace
Blockchain can help food manufacturers prevent against fraud and help those with a mind ensure that producers receive fair pay for their toil.
2018/12/28 | The Conversation
Why You Should Make Self-Compassion Your New Year's Resolution in 2019
Resolutions are hard to keep, but being kind to yourself when facing failure helps you build resilience.
2018/10/27 | The Conversation
MALAYSIA: Inside a Failed Quest to Investigate Alleged UK Colonial Crimes
Efforts to investigate an alleged 1948 massacre at the hands of UK soldiers fizzled out at the European Court of Human Rights.
2018/10/15 | The Conversation
EXPLAINER: How Deng Xiaoping Shaped Modern China
China's recent economic slowdown may be further vindication of Deng Xiaoping's economic foresight, writes James Laurenceson.
2018/10/26 | The Conversation
Here's Why Remembering Passwords Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past
Brainwave passwords are unique, revisable and unhackable.
2018/08/09 | The Conversation
The Shattering Human Cost of the Philippines' War on Drugs
Under President Duterte, drug enforcement and attacks on environmental and indigenous defenders shake families and leave even the innocent fearing for their lives.
2018/07/06 | The Conversation
Looking to Central Asia for the Next Great Power Throwdown
China, Russia and the United States are each trying to bring their distinct brand of political economy to bear on the hotly contested region.
2018/07/11 | The Conversation
ANALYSIS: The Pointless Inefficacy of Trump's China Trade War
China gets remarkably little added value from the tech products it exports to the United States.
2018/06/01 | The Conversation
How Globalization Changes How Disease Spreads
A look at disease transmission from the Spanish Flu to SARS.
2018/06/08 | The Conversation
K-Pop, BTS and Breaking America
The Korean boy band BTS is the advance guard of what could well be a K-pop invasion of the West.