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2018/04/04 | The Conversation

OPINION: Why is Xi Jinping Such an Enigma?

Xi has been compared to figures ranging from Vladimir Putin to Chiang Kai-shek.

2018/04/20 | The Conversation

OPINION: Why You Should Read and Re-read 'Dream of the Red Chamber'

Besides offering a deep peek into Qing Dynasty culture, the classic novel remains relevant today for readers of all ages.

2018/05/14 | The Conversation

4 Questions About Air Pollution and Your Health

Air pollution knows no boundaries and is a leading cause of early death worldwide.

2018/06/04 | The Conversation

Urbanization, the Escalator Dilemma and Big Data

Cities might be better off if people stood still on longer climbs, one study finds.

2018/05/30 | The Conversation

INDONESIA: Fighting Radicalism in Islamic Schools

Recent attacks on Java highlight the importance of the power of education as a moderating force.

2018/06/24 | The Conversation

The Joy of Chopsticks and Other 'Unconventional' Dining Experiences

Eating and performing other mundane activities in a novel way can significantly enhance your enjoyment of them.

2018/05/17 | The Conversation

When Dictators Fall, Who Replaces Them?

A global glance at the future of authoritarianism.

2018/04/25 | The Conversation

New Delhi, Dengue, and Big Data: How Fighting Disease Can Unite a City

The fight against infectious disease in urban India could help create more inclusive social institutions.

2018/05/07 | The Conversation

A Decade Later, Cyclone Nargis Still Holds Lessons for Myanmar

Myanmar has learned from the disaster, but it is prepared for the next one?

2018/04/20 | The Conversation

Grab and Gojek Drivers in Indonesia Push to Unionize

Recent protests indicate a move towards collective resistance against exploitative working conditions and towards collective bargaining on wages and working conditions.

2018/04/18 | The Conversation

How China's Winemakers Are Catching Up the World

Chinese wine was once hardly better than pruno, but the country's vineyards are quickly coming up in the world.

2018/08/08 | The Conversation

PAKISTAN: Can Newly Elected PM Imran Khan Deliver on His Promises?

Pakistan, a South Asian nuclear state and a key Belt and Road puzzle piece for China, welcomes a new leader. He may have to learn to compromise with his former rivals.

2018/04/30 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: A Korean Peace Process Now Requires the US and China

Despite the most significant step towards peace since the end of the Korean War, further progress requires all four countries be involved.

2018/05/04 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: How the US Can Take China to Task on Trade Secrets

Unfair competition law offers a sharper and more effective weapon than tariffs in the drive to even the trading playing field.

2018/05/25 | The Conversation

Malaysia's Real Political Struggle Is Just Beginning

The election went smoothly, but the political forecast looks rough.

2018/04/27 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: The Xi Supremacy and Its Impact on Africa

The machinations of China's leadership in Zhongnanhai will be felt from Cairo to Capetown.

2018/08/17 | The Conversation

OPINION: Rohingya Refugees Remain Trapped in Catastrophe

One year after the outbreak of the crisis the Rohingya are no closer to a resolution.

2018/08/09 | The Conversation

Lombok's Earthquakes Explained

Lombok is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis.