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2018/07/12 | The Conversation

Thailand's Caves Are Mythological Wonderlands

All 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach have been rescued from Thailand's Tham Luang cave complex. Northern Thailand's caves are considered labyrinths of sacred spirit.

2018/08/24 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: Governance Key to Mitigating Environmental Risk of China Trade

Strong governance can shield the developing world from the environmental risks associated with fueling China's economy.

2018/03/27 | The Conversation

OPINION: Barisan Nasional Election Manipulation Puts Democracy in Crisis

Malaysia's ruling coalition's dirty politics and gerrymandering make the administration a major part of the crisis besetting global democracy.

2018/04/19 | The Conversation

Could the US Really Re-enter the TPP?

The American president has spun around twice on the issue in the past two weeks.

2018/05/02 | The Conversation

INDONESIA: Excluded from Society, Refugees Face Extreme Poverty, Suicide

Indonesia is a transit country for many refugees, but they face harsh conditions as they wait in limbo.

2018/06/01 | The Conversation

How Globalization Changes How Disease Spreads

A look at disease transmission from the Spanish Flu to SARS.

2021/08/30 | The Conversation

Why It Will Soon Be Too Late To Find Out Where the Covid-19 Virus Originated

Time is running out to determine the origin of Covid-19. A member of the WHO virology team tells what can be done now and how this will influence our response to future pandemics.

2020/04/29 | The Conversation

Meat Processing Plants Face Heightened Criminal Liability Amid Covid-19

While there’s no evidence Covid-19 can be spread through food, companies must weigh the risks all the same.

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.

2020/07/27 | The Conversation

What Do We Know So Far About the Long-Term Symptoms of Covid-19?

Many people are reporting persistent symptoms like headaches and shortness of breath after two months or more since being infected.

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.

2018/06/08 | 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.

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.

2020/04/24 | The Conversation

Why Dalgona Coffee Is the Quarantine Drink of Choice

Dalgona coffee, reportedly named after a South Korean candy, has taken social media by storm. It has everything to do with our current Covid-19 induced isolation.