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Human rights violations in Asia amid the pandemic

Since the unprecedented lockdowns precipitated by the efforts to stop the spread of CoVID-19, governments have passed draconian laws restricting not only movement but...

Where does the money go? Funding militarism vs sustainable development in...

The theme of the upcoming 4th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development is “Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia Pacific.” The theme speaks of the need to successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region. Solving the development needs in Asia Pacific will have significant global impacts as the region is home to almost 60% of the world’s population. The region is also home to the 60% of world’s hungry, and almost half of the world’s poorest. Average income levels in the region in real terms are on a downward trend as inequality within and between Asia Pacific countries continue to rise.

What is the RCEP?

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega-regional trade deal that covers half of the world’s population, 38% of the world economy and nearly 30% of the world’s trade volume.

ASEAN Economic Integration: By whom? For whom?

The ASEAN Economic Community along with the other pillars of the ASEAN Community (Political Security and Socio- Cultural), is expected to be launched in...

US military presence and interventions in Asia, Pacific and Africa

Asia-Pacific has become the stage for a global tug-of-war to take control of resources and exert political and economic dominance by Western countries, with...