Water Quality: An Ignored Global Crisis
Why has the critical problem of water pollution disappeared from the global agenda, and what does it mean for our future, ask Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
New trends in foreign aid
As the wealthy OECD countries cut back on their foreign aid, emerging donors like China, India, Brazil and South Africa are expanding their aid programs -- and expanding their influence too.
Development Aid and the Rise of New Donors
New donors are challenging the dominant aid discourse of the ‘West’, according to researchers at the York Centre for Asian Research in Toronto.
Celebrating Australia's immigration history
On a recent trip to Melbourne, we visited the Immigration Museum, a celebration of Australia's rich immigration history. It is also an excellent public education tool on this complex issue.
Urbanization and slums in Asia
Economic theory paints a nice picture of urbanization as a driver of economic development. Unfortunately, too many Asian people who migrate from the country to the city end up in squalid slums.
Measuring Asia's globalization
Asia's emerging economies have benefited greatly from the global economy. However, the KOF Index of Globalization suggests that Asia is still "under-globalized".
Singapore is Asia's most innovative city
Singapore is Asia's most innovative city, closely followed by Sydney and Melbourne, according to a recent report by Solidiance.
WTO in the Asian Century
The next Director-General of World Trade Organization should be Asian, and Indonesia's Mari Pangetsu is an excellent candidate.
Welcome to Canada!
Canada extends a very warm welcome to its immigrants, as evidenced in the "Welcome to Canada" booklet published by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. An increasing number of immigrants are Asian.
Asian migration to Australia
While a growing share of migrants to Australia comes from Asian countries like China and India, only a very small number come from Indonesia, Australia's nearest and very important Asian neighbor.
Australia's migration muddles
Australia has one of the world's most successful experiences of immigration. In an act of political desperation, Australia's Julia Gillard is undermining this.
Change of direction at Asian Development Bank?
Could the Asian Development Bank be heading in a new direction under the prospective new leadership of Takehiko Nakao?
Human trafficking and Australia
We don't think of Australia as a destination for human trafficking. But it is, like everywhere else.
International Women's Day 2013
On International Women's Day 2013, we can celebrate the great progress achieved in women's lives. But we must also deplore the widespread discrimination and violence from which women still suffer.
An Asian Pope for this Asian Century
This Asian Century deserves an Asian Pope. And the Asian papal candidate is the Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
US on migrants' rights
The United States is an admirable international spokesman on migrants' rights issues. But it still has many challenges to deal with at home.
Racism and intolerance in Australia
Racism towards Asian and other ethnic groups is alive and well in Australia, despite the country's attempted embrace of the Asian Century.
Can world's water crisis be solved?
Combining good policies and management practices with right technologies could eradicate the global water shortages, argue Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr.
Asian migration to the Gulf
As we celebrate the Asian Century, don't forget that the majority of emigrants from Asia go to the Gulf countries, where many suffer terribly -- to this very day.
Asia's wasted migration opportunities
Older, labor-scarce Asian countries like Japan, Korea and Taiwan are wasting migration opportunities from their younger, labor abundant Asian neighbors.
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