Since Rodrigo Duterte’s election in 2016, the Philippines President has been working to construct an “independent foreign policy,” whereby the country forms strategic relationships with non-traditional partners. Duterte has defined this strategy as a shift away from the country’s dependence ...

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and general social upheaval, a coalition of young political activists in Thailand sparked protests against the country’s monarchy. What began as a decentralized movement in mid-July reached a new height in August with over ten ...

On August 25, the world received a piece of good news from the public health sector: the continent of Africa eliminated wild poliovirus. However, the overall global fight against polio is still raging, and the coronavirus epidemic is only exacerbating ...

Consumer behavior has changed drastically throughout these past few months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The most dramatic and obvious change has been in online consumerism, which has increased for all kinds of products, from the most basic necessities to the ...

Climate change is threatening the global citizen’s morning cup of coffee, with scientists predicting a 50% decrease in land sustainable for coffee production by 2050. Around 500 million cups of coffee are consumed annually, so how will the caffeine-reliant population ...

In August 2019, the Indian government approved changes that revoked the autonomy of Kashmir: stripping it of its constitution and imposing “security measures” that prevent freedom of movement, assembly, and protest. The abrogation of Article 370, an article in the ...

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging strong and economies across the world struggling, the omnipresent threat of climate change may have slipped your mind. And while no one wants another catastrophe to worry about, the impending climate crisis has to ...

On March 22, 50 days after the first COVID-19 infection was reported in India, the Indian government ordered a 14-hour mandatory lockdown across the country – leading to the immediate shutdown of all non-essential services and restrictions on the movement ...

On June 16, reports of a deadly clash along the Sino-Indian border emerged. Conscious of  public backlash, both countries resorted to de-escalatory diplomatic measures to reduce hostilities. For the Indian public, however, the damage had already been done.  Cheap Chinese ...

Democracy dies in darkness. In the wake of several brutal crackdowns of environmentalists and human rights advocates, few places better exemplify this than Vietnam. While many Vietnamese and international observers had hoped that this one-party communist state was beginning to ...