Written by Jie Du. Thailand needs democracy, but it may not be ready for full democracy. Military dictatorships and elected governments have taken turns in Thailand’s democratisation process. Sometimes the country moved forward with its left foot first and sometimes with the other, depending on the judgement of the late king (Rama IX, Bhumibol Adulyadej) and […]

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Written by Caroline Hosey  A Taiwanese organisation named ATAYAL aims to foster international communication between Aboriginal communities throughout the globe. Their goal is to launch a new online communication platform to increase dialogue and relations among Aboriginal communities across the globe through media projects, cultural exchanges and tourism, while creating sustainable economic opportunities. Director of ATAYAL Tony Coolidge, whose mother is of […]

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Written by Philip Hsu. In late 2016, the Taiwanese technology magazine iThome ran a series of articles extolling the virtues of Israel’s cyber security industry and suggesting lessons for developing a homegrown cyber industry that could be applied to Taiwan. In particular, the articles honed in on the importance of the Israeli Defense Force’s Unit […]

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Written by Colin Alexander. A curious incident occurred on 23 August 2018 amidst El Salvador’s announcement that it was breaking diplomatic ties with the Republic of China (ROC) (hereafter referred to as Taiwan) in favour of relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) (hereafter referred to as China). Commenting on the issue, White House […]

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Written by Tanzia Amreen Haq. Bangladesh, with its broken electoral system, diminishing democracy and neglected human rights, lives in a state of violent peace. The student protests that broke out in August 2018 gave the citizens a glimpse of what order and decency could do for the welfare of the country, only to be buried […]

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Written by Carole Spary. India’s next national election is due in summer 2019, when more than 800 million voters will again exercise their power to decide who their parliamentary representatives will be. But with draft legislation on gender quotas unlikely to be passed and implemented before then, and the reluctance of major parties to give […]

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Written by Professor Tien-Tai Wu  In order to have a complete indigenous education, we need input from both tribes and schools. Although we have practices and discourse within multicultural education to honor the wisdom of indigenous cultures, the majority of textbooks and teaching material still contain the dominant cultures’ points of view in higher education. Thus, in […]

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