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A Cure for Racism: The Battle against the Xenophobic Virus Amidst the COVID’19 Crisis

DISCLAIMER: This article contains sensitive content about racism and xenophobia. Reader’s discretion is advised. ‘I can’t breathe’.  Pinned to the ground and gasping for air on a curbside in Minneapolis, these were George Floyd’s last words before he took his final breath. As COVID-19, a deadly virus that corrupts the…

Scaling the Ladder: Education Technology

In an age of technological disruption, competition ensues. Some race ahead with the latest knowhow, while others lag behind. As technology diffuses into more and more aspects of daily life, gradually replacing traditional tools of imparting knowledge to our young, Denise Tan gives her take on its benefits, its drawbacks and what the region should concentrate on to maximise its accessibility and effectiveness.

All is Fair in Drugs and War?

ASEAN’s economic boom in the last few decades belies an ever-worsening crisis of drug misuse. Individual governments have tried means and ways to tackle the crux of the problem, yet are their approaches effective? Ting Fang Chu examines the intricacies of the fight against drugs, and argues that regardless of the path taken, a coordinated and united response from ASEAN is exigent.

Thirsty for Conflict: Water Scarcity in Southeast Asia

With water scarcity set to become one of the most contentious issues in international relations, Southeast Asia is no exception. Looking at the Mekong river basin, Braedie Atkins looks at how rising water tensions can be subdued by ASEAN, creating a water management system and facilitating technological innovation to ensure water supplies. Yet, China’s unwillingness to cooperate will continue to be a barrier in quenching the thirst for conflict within the region.

Homelessness in Singapore – does it really exist?

Despite Singapore’s high levels of economic development, certain aspects of social development have not fully caught up. Benedict Choong shares his experience participating in an island-wide research study about homelessness conducted in July 2019. Read more to discover what he found, along with some recent efforts by agencies in Singapore to help the homeless in Singapore get back on their feet and off the streets.