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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.

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.

2018/06/04 | The Conversation

Urbanization, the Escalator Dilemma and Big Data

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

2018/06/01 | The Conversation

How Globalization Changes How Disease Spreads

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

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.

2018/05/25 | The Conversation

Malaysia's Real Political Struggle Is Just Beginning

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

2018/05/17 | The Conversation

When Dictators Fall, Who Replaces Them?

A global glance at the future of authoritarianism.