By Karine Gagné. In recent years, scholars have produced a number of critical studies on how communities adapt to climate change. Based on interventions developed and deployed by institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank, or large non-governmental organisations (NGOs), many have adeptly argued that climate change adaptation is too often a technocratic […]

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By Saleh Shadman, Christina Chin M.M. and Novita Sakundarini. Energy security is one of the main concerns that lurks behind almost every country’s energy policy. The question to be answered is how these countries are dealing with the energy security crisis, and to what extent it affects their economy, environment and people. It is crucial […]

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By Laurie Parsons. As previous incarnations have arguably failed to do, the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C warming resounded like the tolling of a funeral bell. Twelve years it intoned, with a biblical sense of numeracy; twelve years to save the world around us, forsake avarice and slake our addiction to what kills us. Energy […]

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By Sabena Saddiqui Managing the world’s most important geopolitical relationship is not an easy task, especially when US–China ties have a global influence and trickle-down effect to all of their allies. In recent years, the historical Thucydides Trap theory has been used quite often to describe the US–China equation and its risks. Reminding world leaders […]

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Written by Alex Tan  It is election season again in Taiwan, and voters cast their votes for local and municipal elections on November 24th.  These local and municipal elections are significant as it is the first election since Taiwan’s transition to democracy that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is overseeing since it won the control of […]

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Written by Elizabeth Freund Larus With the hotly contested over, all eyes are on the incoming 116th Congress. What do the US midterm election results imply for US policies that matter for Taiwan and for cross-Strait issues? Historically, Taiwan has enjoyed broad support across party lines in Congress. During a time of deep division between Congressional […]

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