12:45 am October 2, 2014 | No Comment
The recent passage of the new law on regional elections has been denounced as a step back for Indonesia’s democracy. Amid the public uproar on the social media, the parliamentary showdown was in effect a battle between competing factions of the oligarchy and the political elite.
12:40 am October 2, 2014 | No Comment
Today, in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a new campaign called Swachh Bharat which translates into Clean India Campaign, with Gandhi as the inspiration. The aim is to create a much cleaner India, like the India of Gandhi’s dreams, by the time we celebrate his 150th anniversary in 2019.
9:38 pm September 30, 2014 | No Comment
Occupy Central in its current form bears very little resemblance politically and ideologically to Occupy movements elsewhere
9:45 pm September 29, 2014 | No Comment
How does one effectively address and change the behavior of millions of people illegally cutting down forest and burning degraded forest lands and peats?
12:02 am September 29, 2014 | No Comment
Separatism dies hard because there is a mighty force behind it, the force of ethno-nationalism. There is a view among social scientists that the politics of identity will shape the world in this century. This is also called the “us against them” syndrome.