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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.

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?

2020/07/06 | The Conversation

Rethinking K-pop Industry’s Silence During the Black Lives Matter Movement

The K-pop industry has generally tried to stay apolitical, but its expanding American fan base has encouraged some K-pop stars to express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

2020/07/22 | The Conversation

Oxford Immunologist on Coronavirus Vaccine: Highly Promising Early Results

An experimental vaccine designed by Oxford University stimulates the creation of antibodies.

2020/02/25 | The Conversation

Indian Women Join a Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement

Thousands of women across India are protesting the country's anti-citizenship law and gender discrimination.

2018/05/04 | The Conversation

‘Pro-Poor’ Tourism Falls Flat in India's Varanasi

Tourism is a mainstay of the Indian economy, but attempts to spread the wealth have come up short.

2018/08/01 | The Conversation

OPINION: It's Time to End the 'Fake News' Era

The term has a myriad different interpretations and we would be better off abandoning it.

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.

2019/07/17 | The Conversation

How Did China Manipulate the Media Narrative in the Hong Kong Protests?

China creates its worldview with intricate layers of propaganda at different levels, with different tactics.

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.

2020/06/05 | The Conversation

Why Hong Kong’s History With Vietnamese Refugees Matters in Its Struggle Now

Between 1975 and 1997, almost 200,000 Vietnamese sought refuge in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands were held in Hong Kong camps, often for years, waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. Vietnamese struggling for their dignity helped bring about Hong Kong's habeas corpus protections.