India and China: lessons on how not to tackle inequality
The poor continue to be drowned out by a global minority enjoying elite status, write Asit K. Biswas, and Kris Hartley.
Asia's social cohesion challenge
A major challenge in the emerging Asian century will be managing social cohesion, writes John West.
India's urban challenges
India needs self-sustaining rural areas. This will slow migration to the cities, which are already over-populated, argue Asit K Biswas, Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada.
Do the tango ... in Jordan!
There is no better place to do the tango than the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, writes John West.
Obesity in Asia
The bitter truth is that a sugar tax alone won’t stop Asia’s obesity epidemic, write Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Satire and Youth Political participation
Dareen Al-Khoury has shared with us a view from Jordan on satire and youth political participation.
The Sino–Vatican negotiations and the role of Taipei
Stefano Pelaggi writes for us on relations between Beijing and the Holy See, and the delicate balance with Taiwan.
China -- A scholarly superpower
China has the resources and determination to become the world’s academic leader argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Asia's disappointing social progress
Social progress has been disappointingly weak in Asia, writes John West.
Misery in Hong Kong
Hong Kongers are miserable, and Beijing should be worried, writes John West.
Asia's dishonorable honor killings
The Oscar-winning short film, "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness", will hopefully increase pressure to put a stop to "honor killings" in Pakistan, India and elsewhere, writes John West.
Asia's appalling human rights
Most Asian economies have achieved stunning economic growth and poverty reduction. But progress in human rights is lagging way behind, writes John West.
Human trafficking and smuggling in Asia
Asia has long been a global hub for human trafficking and smuggling, writes John West. The region must make serious efforts to tackle these heinous crimes.
Indonesia is in the midst of a wave of homophobia which is undermining its economic and social progress argues John West.
Weighty problem for urban Asia
Obesity is an increasingly urban-based challenge lost amid celebrations of Asian GDP growth, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
India’s pension system
Since India’s pension system is very fragmented, argues Mukul G Asher.
China's urban apartheid
China's hukou system, which discriminates heavily against rural migrants to the city, should be abolished as soon as practicable, argues John West.
Labor unrest in China
China could well become the "epicenter of global labor unrest", writes John West.
Confronting Obesity in Asia’s Cities
Obesity is a growing crisis that governments cannot afford to ignore, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Dharavi, India's most famous slum
Asia has many large slums, but India's Dharavi may be the most famous, thanks in part to the film it inspired, "Slumdog Millionaire", writes John West.
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