Regional Outlook, Global Perspective
Topic of the week, consisting of two published op-eds or editorial or commentary, with an analytical introduction by AsiaViews
THE SECESSIONIST PEBBLE IN THE NATIONALIST SHOE
0 comments, 21/05/2018 in Spotlight

Separatist movements are a perennial problem in Southeast Asia. Vietnam’s conflict against the Montagnards living in its Central Highlands was alrea... Read more...

THE KNOWLEDGE-SEEKERS
0 comments, 07/05/2018 in Spotlight

Every year, Southeast Asians in the millions leave their home countries in search of a better life abroad. Many end up in urban centers throughout the region. Others aim for high-income economies around the world. Within Southeast Asia, 6.5 million, or 96 percent of the region’s total number of mi... Read more...

MALAYSIAN VOTE FUELS ETHNIC ‘BRAIN DRAIN’
0 comments, 07/05/2018 in Spotlight

By Martin Abbugao and Sam Reeves*-May 6, 2018 First published in Agence France-Presse and accessible: https://www.afp.com/en/news/826/malaysias-tense-vote-fuels-damaging-ethnic-brain-drain-doc-14l1y21 Malaysia's racially divisive elections are fanning resentment among minorities, and risk escalat... Read more...

THE ASEAN STUDENT & ACADEMIC MOBILITY
0 comments, 07/05/2018 in Spotlight

By Yojana Sharma*-May 4, 2018 First published in the University World News and accessible: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180504111845291 Student and academic mobility, particularly within the Southeast Asian regions, underpins the region’s globalization of higher educat... Read more...

FEASTING AMID FAMINE
0 comments, 30/04/2018 in Spotlight

Southeast Asia no longer has any poor country. Undoubtedly, poor people still number in the tens of millions in the region, but each ASEAN member country left the low-income classification years ago. In 2015, the World Bank reclassified Myanmar, thanks to a booming economy, from a low-income economy... Read more...