Tag Archives: Asia

Advantage Asia: Social Cohesion as King in the COVID 19 Era

Social cohesion will be critical in this new world of the COVID 19 crisis. Asia’s case proves that social cohesion is Janus-faced, working in two opposite directions.

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The Coronavirus Crisis and Western Cultural Arrogance

The Western world is on the verge of embarrassing itself to the bone in fighting a health crisis of historic proportions.

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Mahathir’s Malaysian Mayhem

The relentless horse trading among Malay politicians has not only undone the result of the 2018 election, but seemingly put an end to a genuinely multi-ethnic coalition.

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Hong Kong: Past, Present, Future

An updated article collection on everything Hong Kong.

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Beyond Hong Kong: Unrest in Indonesia

The once reformist President Joko Widodo, now in his second term, gets swallowed up by the bureaucracy and overall Indonesian politics.

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Southeast Asia: Sumatra and Java in their Prime

Chinese Buddhists traveled to Sumatra to improve their learning before proceeding to India and Sri Lanka.

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Asia Got Religion

Religion is proving an increasingly divisive factor in the politics of Asian nations.

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Southeast Asia: The Silk Road and the Roman Route

The Silk Road’s historical importance has been vastly exaggerated. It was the sea that was the most important link between east and west.

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A New Dawn for Japan’s Imperial Diplomacy?

How will Japan’s new emperor fare when it comes to promoting Japan’s image and interests overseas?

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Can Japan Be Great Again?

Shinzo Abe will have a hard time to make his vision of a Japan as the biggest Asian power a reality.

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