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Re-examining diversity as a double-edged sword for innovation process
Existing results on the relationship between ethno-cultural diversity and innovation remain mixed. The authors argue that these inconsistencies were partly due to conceptual and empirical confusion regarding two aspects ...
Late-in-life childbearing (Kōrei Shussan) in contemporary Japan
This paper draws on interviews with a group of 27 Japanese women who were classified as late-in-life-childbearing mothers, or kōrei shussan – women who had had their first delivery at 35 years of age or over. In making ...
Re-configuring the Middle East : IS and changing demographics
The Middle East’s multiple conflicts, with Islamic State (IS) in the forefront, are altering the contours of the Middle East in more ways than one. After effectively redrawing the map of Iraq and Syria with the creation ...
International yoga day controversy : India's soft power or Modi’s Hindu agenda?
Worldwide observance of the International Yoga Day has been criticised as attempting to promote Hindu nationalism, directly linked to Narendra Modi’s past affiliations with Hindu nationalist groups. Further analysis ...
Iran nuclear deal : expect limited US-Iran détente
The nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries have witnessed unprecedented diplomatic engagement between the United States and Iran. Contrary to expectations, a final nuclear deal will not achieve a ...
Denuclearisation talks with North Korea : time for China and Russia to act?
Recent diplomatic engagements between North Korea and Russia have raised the prospect of resuming denuclearisation talks between Pyongyang and the international community. What is the prospect of North Korea taking a ...
Will Greece exit from the Eurozone?
Political confrontation between Greece and its creditors has greatly heightened the possibility of the country exiting from the eurozone. But, at the end of the day, economics and common sense will prevail, and Greece will ...
Indonesia and the South China Sea : a two-fold strategy
While maintaining a neutral position, Indonesia’s approach to the South China Sea disputes is increasingly nuanced.
US-Malaysia relations : strategic imperatives over human rights
The decision by the US to upgrade Malaysia’s ranking on its list of illegal human trafficking centres would ease the establishment of the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) trade pact. It shows the primacy of larger strategic ...
Molecular mechanisms governing aerobic granular sludge processes
The aerobic granular sludge process is a promising technology for wastewater treatment. The formation and structure of aerobic granules are traditionally thought to depend highly on selection pressures, while the underlying ...