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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.
2018/10/26 | The Conversation
Here's Why Remembering Passwords Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past
Brainwave passwords are unique, revisable and unhackable.
2018/10/15 | 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.
2018/09/23 | 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.
2018/08/24 | 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.
2018/08/17 | 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
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.
2018/08/09 | The Conversation
Lombok's Earthquakes Explained
Lombok is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis.
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.
2018/08/01 | 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.
2018/07/18 | 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.
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.
2018/07/11 | 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.
2018/07/06 | 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.
2018/06/24 | 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.