Asia

The Chinese World Order

For the past decade or so it has become something of a cliché to describe China as an ‘emergent’ or ‘rising' superpower. At this point, China is far beyond that.…

Daniel Esson

Phuket Sandbox: Thailand’s attempt to restore the tourism industry

In 2020, Thailand became the second country to report a case of Covid-19, following the outbreak in Wuhan, China. Thailand’s response included closing its borders to most visitors. This was largely successful in limiting the spread of the virus, however…

Alice Holmes

India’s Promise to Kashmir- The State of Insaniyat, Jahmooriyat, Kashmiriyat, in today's Kashmir

In 2003, India’s then-prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee stood up in a Parliament session and stated, “The gun can solve no problems. Issues can be guided by the three principles of insaniyat (humanism), jamhooriyat (democracy), and kashmiriyat (Kashmir’s legacy of amity)."…

Chaharika Uppal

A Privileged Pandemic?

Samantha Wallace offers her opinion on the concept of privilege during the pandemic, using her personal experience from living in Bangkok, London, Dubai, Boston and Jakarta.…

Samantha Wallace

Who owns the South China Sea?

Larger than the Mediterranean, the South China Sea covers around 1,423,000 square miles and for decades, several countries including, China, Vietnam, The Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei have competed over ownership.…

Alice Holmes

COVID-19 and the problematic Pakistani education system

With its higher education system ranked the lowest in 2018 by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British ranking agency, the Pakistani education system had major flaws. Hence, when the Covid-19 pandemic presented some unprecedented circumstances, the system failed to cater…

Natasha Daud