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The post-Brexit world: how should East Asian finance cope?
The post-Brexit world is now bracing for the immediate effects on financial markets, including in East Asia. More enhanced macroeconomic policy coordination is needed. Yet, a strong political will is required for successful ...
Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Religio-Political Fault Lines in Secular Democracies
Seemingly politically inspired and media-led Islamophobic allegations and accusations of anti-semitism marred the recent UK mayoral and local elections. This potentially sets a dangerous precedence for using religious ...
Fashion, Feminism or Freedom: Dissecting France’s Ban on Burkini
The recent ban and legal rulings on the burkini (Islamic swimsuit) in a number of French towns raises questions about the aims of the policy, as well as the way women’s bodies are used as the ideological battlefield between ...
Brexit and Its Aftermath - What now for Britain and EU?
Britain voted to end its long-standing membership with the EU and in doing so started a possibly long period of economic insecurity with global repercussions. Borne from the disillusionment of the working classes, many ...
Forced migration: some sobering realities
There is an unprecedented global phenomenon of people uprooted and displaced due to conflicts and disasters. The need to contain and reverse this trend is dire. The immensity of the problem requires no less than a global ...
The Burkini Debate in France: Triggering Painful Colonial Memories
The decision to ban the ‘burkini’ – a form of beachwear favoured by Muslim women today – in parts of France has sparked a reaction from Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It has developed into a heated debate about French ...
Brexit and Its Aftermath - Brexit's impact on Asia
The aftermath of Brexit is unfolding, hence its impact on Asia is difficult to assess. It is, however, likely to be moderate and manageable. In response, Asia should strengthen its regional financial safety net.
Growth of Nuclear Energy: Issues in Safety, Safeguards and Security
Nuclear energy is seeing a revival post-Fukushima, with interest shifting away from Europe to Asia. As nuclear power use grows, so must the international community bear in mind the 3S - safety, safeguards and security.
Real-time Video Streaming and its Security Concerns
The recent real-time broadcast of an attack on a French police commander on Facebook Live has raised concerns that others may be inspired to emulate such attacks in future, highlighting the ever-growing security conundrum ...
The ‘Day After’ Islamic State: Scenarios for Southeast Asia
While the self-styled Islamic State (IS) is losing some of its territories in Syria and Iraq to the western-led coalitions new dangers are emerging with its ideological spread worldwide. Many Southeast Asian fighters ...