Are Alternatives Available?: A Case Study of Mui Wo

Header image “Mui Wo” by James Cridland is licensed under CC BY. Article by Christine Chow. Abstract: Since 2008, numerous land movements have been opposing to government-led developmental projects in the New Territories. These projects are considered as hybrid products of developmentalism, predatory capitalism, as well as Sino-Hong Kong regional integration. To respond to the government […]

Manifestations of Neoliberal Policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Header image “The Wall” by Ronan Shenhav is licensed under CC BY-NC. Article by Hazem D. S. Al-massry. Abstract: Since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1994, the PA has applied neoliberal policies on the areas which fall under its control. Moreover, all development plans have been created for the Palestinian Authority with the help […]

Case study of Colonial Law-Sedition Act in Malaysia

Header image “Journalists, activists, and politicians have banded together in a show of solidarity with financial publications The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily, and to protest the newspapers’ suspensionw” by Sham Hardy is licensed under CC BY-SA Article by Zhao Yen Beh. Abstract: With the rise of nationalism in Southeast Asia, socialist and communist movements occurred in […]

The Geostrategic Location of Myanmar and its Influence on the Rohingya Conflict

Header image “Sitwe” by Stefan Munder is licensed under CC BY Article by Hanne Van Regemortel. Abstract: The aim of this research article is to investigate the connection between the Rohingya conflict and economic developments within Arakan State in Myanmar. The Rohingya conflict is often framed as an exclusively ethnic and/or religious conflict while little attention has been […]

The Arab Spring: From Hope to Destruction… and Dreams that didn’t come true

Header image by Amine Ghrabi is licensed under CC BY-NC Article by Hadeel Natsheh. Abstract: The Arab Spring emerged as large protest movements and popular revolutions in some of the Arab countries during late 2010 and early 2011, influenced by the Tunisian revolution that broke out and succeeded in ousting the former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. There […]

Realigning a Nation: Analyzing Duterte’s Foreign Policy Shift in the Context of China’s Bid for Global Supremacy

Header image “Rodrigo Duterte” by Prachatai is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND. Article by Fernan Talamayan Abstract: Recent developments between China and the Philippines paints a rosy picture of cooperation that is closer than ever, with Philippine President Duterte’s move towards the emerging regional power that postures a foreign policy shift for many is too close for comfort. This […]

Sabarimala: A Reflection On Freedom of Religion and Practice in India

Header image “Flow…” by Ragesh EV is licensed under CC BY. Article by Feeza Vasudeva. Abstract: The following article is a reflection on the Sabarimala Temple issue in India. The Supreme Court of India ruled against the practice of not allowing entry to women of menstrual age in the temple. So far, discussion of the issue has […]