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Managing caste discrimination in the workplace

As India’s diaspora continues to expand in Western nations, how can corporate leaders best be equipped to play a role in preventing caste-based discrimination?

China’s Pacific push: Assessing the impact on island nations

What’s been the trade-off for the island nations involved in China’s Pacific aspirations? And how are the U.S. and its allies such as Australia, responding to China’s push?

Aid under fire: The dilemmas facing humanitarian actors in strife-torn Myanmar

Myanmar is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis dating back to the military coup of February 2021. How are aid providers navigating the ethical and practical dilemmas of humanitarian efforts in Myanmar? And what alternative models and approaches are emerging from local aid workers?

Vietnam’s balancing act with powers great and near

Vietnam pursues a carefully calibrated foreign policy of multi-alignment and hedging to balance its strategic interests and offset China’s military and economic might.

The legacy of the War on Terror for Muslims in the West

Two decades of terrorism countermeasures have left scars on Muslim communities in Australia and elsewhere.