Tik Tok can no longer be shrugged off as an internet fad, the ‘creative platform has enjoyed a meteoric rise, with one crucial element making it stand out from other socials – music. In this third episode of The Kicker Podcast, reporters Oliver Lees and… Read More
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TV Explainer: How did Taiwan become the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage?
Same-sex marriage has become a symbol of progress for the LGBT community. But so far, Taiwan is the only Asian nation to achieve that milestone. Oliver Lees reports on the small island nation that has been able to orchestrate progress.
The NBA-China Twitter Feud Represents a New Era of US-China Contestation
A Twitter storm over basketball is representative of the hostility present in the US-China relationship today, where a rapidly changing political landscape has made conflict the new normal. Read the full article here.
UN Peacekeeping Faces Funding Crisis
Funding for the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Force has been drastically reduced in recent years, with over US$1.9 billion owed to the organization in contributions from its members. Since its inception, peacekeeping has been harshly scrutinized by the international community, with glaring failures in Rwanda… Read More
South Sudan’s Peace Deal Extends With No End In Sight
For five years, a gruesome civil war raged on these terms, a conflict based upon unsubstantiated suspicions and racial prejudice. This latest peace deal has provided some respite for the people of South Sudan, but beneath this superficial calm remains an array of fundamental issues… Read More
Education Of Women And Girls Essential Piece In Development Puzzle
The question of how to successfully assist states as they develop has plagued experts and organizations for years. Each state is home to its own set of culturally specific circumstances, meaning that the process of development can not simply be achieved with a substantial wad… Read More
Overseas Democracy Promotion Forgotten In “America First” Era
The Trump administration has exhibited a sharp departure from the United States’ legacy of overseas democracy promotion since taking office in 2017. As the title suggests, this “America First” presidency is based squarely around the fulfilment of U.S.-centric objectives, with a shrinking degree of attention… Read More
Is concern over ‘Made in China 2025’ justified?
From playing cards and plastic straws to new energy vehicles and advanced robotics, China is looking to drastically transform its manufacturing industry. For years China’s economy has been driven by cheap export items that have found there way into the homes of people around the… Read More