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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.

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Political Socio-Cultural

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.

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Political

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.

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Davids & Goliath: ASEAN’s Diplomatic Clout

Does ASEAN really matter? Can ASEAN really provide enough power and leverage for smaller states against bigger ones such as China?

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Editorial Political Socio-Cultural

Southeast Asia is not passive. It never was.

For years, pre-colonial Southeast Asia was thought of as a congregation of idyllic tropical villages. In contrary, Southeast Asia was a pivotal trade centre, which may have spurred on capitalism as we know it today.

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Editorial Political

Pen Sketches: Democracy in ASEAN

A common history of colonialism resulted in divergent paths to democracy in ASEAN countries. How does democracy develop in different countries in Southeast Asia?

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Economics Political Socio-Cultural

Building an ASEAN Identity: Our past, present and future

Can we create a united identity from scratch? Though Southeast Asians currently identify with their nationality more than they do with the region, there is potential for integration.

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Confronting British History in Singapore

Disclaimer: Warwick ASEAN Conference would like to clarify that all opinions expressed in this article are the authors’ and editors’ own. BY JESSICA MANN When we think of colonialism, empire, and its implications from the British perspective, we often envisage Africa, India, and the Commonwealth islands. It is rare however, that Southeast Asia enters our […]

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Political Socio-Cultural

Tongue Tied – The Globalization of Languages: Endangering Language, Culture, and the Prospects of our Regions

Disclaimer: Warwick ASEAN Conference would like to clarify that all opinions expressed in this article are the authors’ and editors’ own. BY JAZZLYNE GUNAWAN Moving forward through the 21st century, countries are becoming more global and people are becoming less fluent in their country’s official local language(s), especially in the case of Southeast Asia. There […]

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Lessons To Be Learned: What ASEAN Must Draw From The EU Experience

Disclaimer: Warwick ASEAN Conference would like to clarify that all opinions expressed in this article are the authors’ and editors’ own. BY ADRIAN ANG           The European Union and ASEAN are not one in the same thing, nor will they ever be. No evidence suggests that in our lifetimes at least, ASEAN possesses the will […]