Poverty in Asia
In emerging Asia, absolute poverty is declining, but still too high. And in Japan, relative poverty is on the way up.
While it has long been considered a region of copycats, Asia is now becoming a more important player in global innovation.
Asia's low quality jobs
Behind the rosy picture of Asia's dramatic reduction in poverty is the reality that the overall quality of employment in Asia remains low.
Women's economic opportunity in Asia
Asia, the world's most dynamic region, is still way behind in providing women with economic opportunity.
Australia in the Asian Century
Every decade or so, an Australian Prime Minister rediscovers the importance of Asia to Australia. In launching a White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, Julia Gillard has joined that tradition
OECD and Asia -- a cold war organization in the age of globalization
How does a Cold War organization like the OECD respond to the end of the Cold War?
Australia's fourth wave of engagement with Asia
Tim Harcourt, the "Airport Economist", puts Australia's next wave of global engagement in the Asian Century in perspective with this insightful piece on "The Power of Proximity".
Asia's human rights
There is a widening gulf between Asia's miraculous economic growth and the region's poor human rights record, according to Amnesty International.
Asia's illegal financial outflows
Asia tops the developing world in everything -- including illicit financial outflows
What Asia's Next Generation, the "Tiger Cubs", Thinks
What do Asia's tiger cubs think of issues like education, inequality, demographics, environment, governance, geopolitics, and Asia identity?
Human development in Asia
Asia has achieved massive poverty reduction, but how advanced is the region's human development?
Canada -- wake up to Asia!
Canada needs to break out of its comfort zone and fully embrace the opportunities presented by the rise of Asia.
Human security in Asia
What is human security? And what does it mean in the Asian context?
US elections -- who's gonna win now?
Barack Obama should lose the upcoming US presidential elections because of the poor economy. But ...
Whither Obama, our president?
As US Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, told an audience at the University of Toronto today, the race for the White House is now "very close".
How likely is an Asian Century?
The analysis of the Asian Development Bank suggests that it will be very challenging to realize an Asian Century.
Asia's Failed States
As Asia sits on top of the world economy, it may be difficult to imagine that this vast unwieldy region is also home to more than a handful of the world's "failed states".
Asia and the information revolution
The global information revolution is having profound effects on Asia's economies, societies and politics.
There is no time like the present for investing in our youth, those between the ages of 12 and 24.
Microfinance in Asia
Microfinance is a great buzz word today. But what exactly is microfinance and is it effective? Cornell University's Lila Nojima shares her thoughts with us this week.
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