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Money in the modern world
August 2, 2014 1:00 am

Money in the modern world

The Bank of England has recently published two articles in its Quarterly Bulletin on "Money in the Modern World" and "How Money is Create" (www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/quarterlybulletin/2014/qb14q102.pdf ).

Empowering women, empowering humanity: picture it!
May 22, 2014 1:00 am

Empowering women, empowering humanity: picture it!

Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted a visionary roadmap for gender equality: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More than 17,000 delegates and...

SE Asia's heavyweight human rights violator still flying under...
May 20, 2014 1:00 am

SE Asia's heavyweight human rights violator still flying under...

Facing mounting pressure from the international community and seeking trade and security commitments, the Vietnamese government recently released five prisoners of conscience. I was one of them.

Asean weathering storms, making progress elsewhere
May 15, 2014 1:00 am

Asean weathering storms, making progress elsewhere

When Asean leaders gathered last weekend in Myanmar, the predicted weather was for high temperatures with a chance of storms. The political atmosphere proved similar, with lightning-rod issues electrifying the regional group's first summit of...

From the ruins of empire
April 26, 2014 1:00 am

From the ruins of empire

US President Obama's visit to Asia raises questions within this region on where we are going and how Asia should engage and embrace the West.

Here's how you change the world
March 25, 2014 1:00 am

Here's how you change the world

News Story: Facebook affects US elections. In 2012 political scientist James Fowler did a study. He sent messages to people on Facebook in the US encouraging them to vote. He sent to a different group of Facebook users a message with pictures of...

MH370: Six theories in search of a plane
March 14, 2014 1:00 am

MH370: Six theories in search of a plane

Malaysian Airlines MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur in the early hours of Saturday, bound for Beijing. Less than two hours later, the aircraft lost contact with air-traffic control. No distress call was made by the pilots. The aircraft was flying at...

Empowering women key to region's success
March 8, 2014 1:00 am

Empowering women key to region's success

The empowerment of women and girls is one of the most effective ways to achieve higher economic growth and better living standards among the millions of people in developing countries in our region.

Asia needs more women in tech
March 8, 2014 1:00 am

Asia needs more women in tech

International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the ways in which technology changed my life and that of every woman. Our lives have been transformed through new tools to share and connect, and that has helped us change the lives of those...

Two prospects now for Thailand, and neither is any good
February 22, 2014 1:00 am

Two prospects now for Thailand, and neither is any good

Anti-government protests in Bangkok have lasted more than three months, and yet continue to confuse. Much of the international media assert the sanctity of the vote above all else. Most overly rely on distinctions that the red shirts represent the...