The nature of China’s social media environment lets Beijing turn South Korea-bashing into a viral trend and celebrities and companies are cashing in. China’s longstanding opposition to the installation of THAAD missile defence systems in South Korea boiled over this...
Across Thailand's popular media stereotypes are rife, and perpetuate the objectification of women, often in its worst and most insidious and violent forms.
Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where does coal fit into future plans? In 2015, Canberra signed...
Former head of Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda is returning to political power in Thailand, which bodes well for the country’s political and economic success.
In only three years Myanmar’s telco sector has become the largest driver of FDI in the country, with international companies scrambling to enter the market. Myanmar’s opening represents the dismantling of one of the world’s last pariah states. Over the...
If football truly is the opiate of the people, then China is the place to prove it. Sport and politics are indivisible. As Diego Maradona said, “Football isn’t a game, nor a sport, it’s a religion.” And like religion, sport...
For politicians, the quick fixes of direct democracy and nativism are proving difficult to resist. Yet these will erode democracy. The necessary alternative is to renovate democratic politics, and fast.
China’s behaviour often appears contradictory to Western eyes: to discover the truth we need to understand why China’s dialectic tradition confuses us so. A GRI article authored by a GRI expert on China that is employed by the British...

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