Regional Outlook, Global Perspective
Topic of the week, consisting of two published op-eds or editorial or commentary, with an analytical introduction by AsiaViews
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUPERHEROINES
0 comments, 17/09/2018 in Spotlight

OpinionExpress.com, Aug 2018 in Wikimedia Commons   There was once a time in Asia, within living memory, when the birth of a daughter was see... Read more...

MYANMAR MUST FACE INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE
0 comments, 03/09/2018 in Spotlight

First published in The Nation on 28 August 2018 and accessible at: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/opinion/30353106 In a damning report by the United Nations, Myanmar’s military has been accused of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. The report, which is based on a fact-fin... Read more...

NO VACILLATING ON VACCINATIONS!
0 comments, 27/08/2018 in Spotlight

Ignorance can be bliss. For decades, the success of widespread immunization of children against such illnesses as measles or polio meant that the suffering caused by these scourges on children of previous generations slowly faded from living memory. As a result, parents grew complacent over the dang... Read more...

THE RE-EMERGING THREAT OF MEASLES
0 comments, 27/08/2018 in Spotlight

By Maizura Ismail, ASEAN Post-August 23, 2018 First published in the ASEAN Post and accessible at: https://theaseanpost.com/article/re-emerging-threat-measles Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released data showing that over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infec... Read more...

INFO ON VACCINE PLAINLY NEEDED
0 comments, 27/08/2018 in Spotlight

New Straits Times, 24 August 2018 Accessible at: https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2018/08/404378/info-vaccine-plainly-needed Public misunderstanding of vaccination has become a polemic. Many misconceptions about vaccines have persisted for decades due to poor understanding about the vacc... Read more...

DEVELOPMENT AMID DISASTERS
0 comments, 13/08/2018 in Spotlight

The struggle to triumph over nature is perhaps a hang-up of modern humans. Certainly, humans had other preoccupations long ago when, per Thomas Hobbes, life was ‘nasty, brutish, and short’. As technology improves, however, we suddenly have the means to bend nature to our will. Look behind the cu... Read more...