Guest Contributor: Anne Gillman Since Myanmar’s 2011 reforms, the country has been widely re-evaluated by the international community. The US has moved from a policy of isolation and economic sanctions to offering partnership. With diplomatic missions now re-opened, Myanmar has ...

China is rising. This is an unequivocal fact that has not gone unnoticed by the world, not just the United States, for whom China now is a peer world power. Most aware of China’s increasing might are those countries in ...

Today, Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, will be sworn in as the president of Indonesia. His election has ignited optimism among the populace, who believe that he will deliver much needed reforms to increase Indonesians’ standard of living. Jokowi’s ...

For some decades, China has inched closer to overtake the United States in terms of GDP growth and economic prosperity. Thanks to booming industries and a massive influx of new workers, Chinese people looked at their economy through rose-colored lenses. ...

For nearly 4000 years the Great Pyramid of Giza, at 455 ft (139 m) high, held the title of the world’s tallest man-made structure. It lost that claim in 1311, upon the construction of the 520 ft (160 m) Lincoln ...

In 1972, President Nixon – thanks to the wily diplomacy of his national security advisor, Henry Kissinger – cemented one of his more favorable legacies: opening Communist China to the West. (Despite his infamous reputation in the West, he’s still ...

On July 15, during the latest BRICS Summit at Fortaleza, Brazil, the five countries of the BRICS Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) announced the establishment of the New Development Bank (NDB), a new international development bank aimed ...

Gradually phased into implementation in the late 1970’s, China’s one-child policy was largely viewed as a pre-emptive response to an impending Malthusian trap, the shortage of food and resources precipitated by unsustainable population growth. While exceptions were made for ethnic ...

In 1990, Professor Joseph Nye defined soft power as the ability to persuade, rather than coerce, others to reach a desired outcome. Since then, countries around the world have invested in their cultural and moral reputations abroad and have focused ...

Venture capitalism (VC), a business model native to the Western world, has recently gained traction in the Asian market and will only continue to flourish in the future. Thanks to the rise of VC, innovative ideas native to Asia are ...