February 16, 2020

The Istanbul Canal was first brought to the world’s attention by Erdogan around the year 2011. Although its plan dates to the pre-Erdogan era, it never came to fruition, either due to a lack of resources or because the project’s dangers weren't properly considered. In...

February 3, 2020

The year is 2018, and the situation is looking bleak for Tsai Ing-wen, the first female elected leader of Taiwan and leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) . Taiwan’s deteriorating international presence, controversial pension reforms, and a slowing economy h...

February 2, 2020

In the last month, the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus has become an increasing concern for the international community. The number of people infected by the virus now exceeds that of the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003 and has forced many countries, such as the United Stat...

January 27, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has a belated new year’s resolution: establishing a “new era of Japanese diplomacy,'' according to a speech delivered to the Japanese Diet (parliament) on January 20th. 

Certainly, this is nothing unexpected. Since coming to office i...

January 13, 2020

Both students and city-based student unions raised their voices against the brutal attack on students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which took place last Monday. The JNU students, mainly left-leaning and protesting against fee increases on campus, were targ...

December 11, 2019

In the latest headline to provoke discussion over sexism in Japan, it has been discovered that some Japanese companies are not allowing female employees to wear glasses as they believe it contradicts the desired feminine image expected from female workers.

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December 9, 2019

What happens when an unmovable object is met with a seemingly unstoppable force? The intractable conflict between Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and the Chinese state might be instructive in this regard. Over the last six months, the streets of the wealthy semi-aut...

November 17, 2019

Despite nearly a decade of ‘flourishing’ ties between Taiwan and China under the presidency of Ma Jing-yeou, relations have taken a turn for the worse since the 2016 election. This is due to the pro-independence stance of the new Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, and...

September 10, 2019

One can be spotted wearing a dupatta styled on her head in a manner reminiscent of Benazir Bhutto’s original, iconic look, accessorised with a casual Chanel brooch while the other can be seen emulating the Western runway with outfits fit for a modern, aristocratic, bos...

August 18, 2019

Well, it looks like Amazon is back in the hot seat - that’s if it has ever got off of it. Their latest scandal involves their supplier, Foxconn, exploiting more than 1,000 school children in their Hengyang factory, in the Hunan province of China. Disguised as 'interns'...

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