Education Asia -- myths and realities
Asian countries have long topped the OECD's PISA survey on the state of global education. But how good really are Asia's education systems, asks John West?
Water -- the top global risk
Water is the top global risk, argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
Climate change? Pay heed to water
Climate change has won world attention, but a shortage of potable water points to a problem hanging over man's primal need, argue Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Asit K. Biswas.
It's nasty weather everywhere
It's nasty weather everywhere, argue Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas.
Ebola problem is deeper than it appears for WHO
To maintain the global health body in its dysfunctional form and flawed governance structure is to make the world increasingly vulnerable to new pandemics, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Industry Transformation, Software Defined Everything, the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity
Industry Transformation, Software Defined Everything, the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity to offer greatest opportunities in APAC for 2015, says Frost & Sullivan.
Asia's weak and fragile states
All too many Asian countries have weak and fragile states, which are holding back their prospects for development.
Asia's long suffering migrants
Migrants in Asian countries have potential to contribute to the society and economy in which they reside. But all too often they suffer from migrants' rights abuses.
Asia's fragile societies
Many of Asia's rapidly emerging economies appear threatened by stresses in their societies. It is critical to foster better social cohesion to support economic development.
Happiness and well-being in Asia?
Asia confirms the old adage that money doesn't necessarily buy happiness. The region's richest countries are not the happiest.
Asia's indigenous peoples
Ambitions of the international community to eliminate global poverty by the year 2030 will be challenged by the large numbers of indigenous people, especially in Asia, who live in deep poverty.
The overwhelming majority of Asian working men and women have "precarious" jobs -- short-term, without a formal contract, no job security or social security.
Miao Yang, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University in 2014, has shared with us her analysis of Asia's "renaissance".
Human rights in Asia
How can Asia achieve more effective protection of human rights, asks Anthony De Bondt, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University in 2014.
A deep look at Asian poverty
Asian lives have improved immensely these past few decades. But poverty in its many monetary and non-monetary forms, as well as vulnerability and insecurity, remain endemic in Asia.
Regionalism, Asian style
Asia's regionalism is most certainly work-in-progress, but step-by-step it is progressing.
Canada's economy on a knife edge
Discussions led by business leaders at the recent Toronto Global Forum suggest that Canada's economy is sitting on a knife edge.
Before the Asian Century
The emerging Asian Century is a return to normalcy. Apart from the 19th and 20th centuries, Asia has always had the dominant weight in the world economy, thanks to its enormous population.
With the advent of "wearable technology", has the next enterprise game changer arrived, asks Frost & Sullivan?
What is holding Asia back from greater cooperation and integration, and becoming a true "Team Asia"?
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