Introduction Many Asian economies are starting to show signs of recovery from the recession, induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly elected US president’s policies -Mr. Joe Biden- will play an essential role in influencing the recovery’s momentum. Further tensions? Trade wars? Confrontations against China? These potential outcomes can all…Continue Reading
Stories and movies depicting grey skies, raging wildfires, rising sea levels that could potentially sink entire countries beneath its waves conjure up the devastating effects of pollution and climate change. Under the impending threat of climate change, environmental awareness levels around the globe have risen rapidly in recent times, bringing…Continue Reading
DISCLAIMER: This is by no means a strict and hard rule that all must follow, this is simply an individual -Robin Lee- who has kindly agreed to share his experience, so you are a bit more aware and informed before you arrive in the UK! As of September 10th, if…Continue Reading
Lugging three 30-inch suitcases around the London Tube was a real treat for me. Especially since my tiny Asian mother panting and sweating at that point (in the fall), had warned me on multiple occasions not to overpack. Clearly, I listened. Fortunately, not everyone in London is indifferent to the…Continue Reading
Food, of course, is an important part of making university life all the more enjoyable. On-campus there are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants to pick from to ensure your self-catered life is as convenient as possible. Refer to the link to find out more: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/retail/eat-drink/ However, for those looking…Continue Reading
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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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Paid domestic work is a common feature of many middle-class households in Southeast Asia. Despite their contributions, the women in this line of work are still treated like second-class citizens. Why is this the case?
Alicia Lukman explores how gender dynamics play out in domestic workers’ lives.
Braedie Atkins discusses the importance of coral reefs for Southeast Asia while also looking into how their overexploitation, as well as increasing global temperatures due to climate change, is making the region more vulnerable. ASEAN must play the quintessential role of filling any adaption or mitigation gaps left from mass coral bleaching.Continue Reading