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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.
2018/12/28 | 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.
2018/11/21 | 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.
2018/11/22 | 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.
2018/10/15 | 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.
2018/10/27 | 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.
2018/11/16 | 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.
2018/04/03 | The Conversation
How the Hmong Navigate the Tricky Vietnam-China Border
Marginalized on both sides of the border, the Hmong people are forced to adapt to shifting geopolitics in their daily lives.
2018/04/16 | The Conversation
The Lowdown on Trump-Kim and North Korea's End Game
North Korea is orchestrating a multinational merry-go-round amid fears it is merely playing for time.
2018/03/20 | The Conversation
OPINION: The Crimes of My Lai Must Be Remembered
'If Americans remember that name at all, they most likely remember that something dark and awful happened there.'
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.
2018/07/18 | The Conversation
Rescued Thai Boys Contemplate the Monastic Life
Some of the 12 schoolboys rescued from a cave in Thailand are considering becoming monks. For them, this may be a way of showing gratitude to their rescuers.