Asia Archive

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gets a look at the latest high-tech projects being developed for wounded soldiers by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, including the ATLAS Robot, center, demonstrated by engineer Brad Tousley, right, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Pentagon.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Ethics and Implications of Modern Warfare: Robotic Systems and Human Optimization

The Ethical Questions of Military Technology In 1139, Pope Innocent II led the...
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High and Dry: Central Asia’s Failure to Avert the Impending Water Crisis

In 2016, the World Resources Institute published a map called Water Stress by...
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The Geographical Pivot of Central Asia

Introduction Robert Kaplan predicts the future by thinking about the right things at...
An official portrait of former Ambassador Locke. Photo courtesy of the US Department of Commerce, public domain.

People, Trade, and Rights: A Conversation with Ambassador Locke on Evolving US-China Relations

I wanted to start by recognizing the range of experiences that you’ve had...
Calvery, former director of FinCEN, attends a Congressional hearing. Part of FinCEN is also responsible for regulations protecting against money laundering.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous: Confronting Dirty Money in US Real Estate

Not Your Average Neighbor On Christmas Eve of 2007, a Moscow-based network of...
An MQ-1B Predator, left, and an MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway in preparation for takeoff June 13, 2014, on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft are assigned to the 432nd Wing, which trains pilots, sensor operators and other remotely piloted aircraft crewmembers, and conducts combat surveillance and attack operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)

The Growing International Movement Against Killer Robots

  Six weapons have been internationally banned: poison gas, biological weapons, chemical weapons,...
Photo courtesy of Abigail Egan for the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Fernando Reimers on International Education: Global Comparative Education Analysis and Study to Advance Development, Collaboration, and Effective Teaching and Learning

Fernando Reimers is on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education...
Syrian refugees and migrants pass through Slovenia. Photo accessed via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Into the Mind of the Refugee: Unpacking Modern Refugee Mental Health

The story of the refugee is not new. From the times of the...
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Rethinking Thai Sex Work: The Mistress Culture

Thailand’s sex industry is the elephant in the room for the Tourism Authority...
Indian cartoonists at the Press Club of India in New Delhi voice solidarity after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Photo accessed via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-4.0.

The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Press Freedom in India

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, nearly 30 journalists have been murdered...