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May 20, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of May 20, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Sri Lanka reeling from massive flooding and mudslides. …

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January 19, 2016

Japan
What’s Next for Japan-Taiwan Relations

Ayumi Teraoka is research associate for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Taiwan’s presidential and Legislative Yuan elections on Saturday were closely monitored in Japan, where dee…

Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen greet supporters during a final campaign rally ahead of the elections in Taipei

May 14, 2015

North Korea
Grading Global Governance: Implications for East Asia

The Council of Councils (CoC), a network of think tanks that mirrors the membership of the G20, released this week a thought-provoking report card assessing the state of global governance. The report…

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March 6, 2015

China
A Chinese Environmental Call to Arms Goes Viral and Then Not

In late February, former CCTV reporter Chai Jing released a gripping video, called Under the Dome, on the sources and devastating impact of pollution in China on the environment and the health of the…

Chai Jing is seen presenting in her documentary "Under the Dome" (Courtesy Youtube).

October 30, 2014

Energy and Environment
Reducing Food Loss and Waste to Feed the World’s Nine Billion People in 2050

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Cecilia Chen, Dan Zook, and Da…

A farmer sits on a trolley loaded with melons as he waits for customers at a fruit and vegetable market in Chandigarh, India, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Ajay Verma).

June 27, 2014

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 27, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Abe fires the “third arrow” of his growth strategy Abenomics…

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May 15, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: What Does "Service Delivery" Really Mean?

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration students at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. They …

Protesters take part in a service delivery protest in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, February 5, 2014.

May 7, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Eyewitness to Democracy: South Africa

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration students at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. They …

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April 8, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tracking South Africa’s Democracy in Real Time

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration students at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. They …

A search of FACTIVA’s database revealed preliminary evidence that reporting on service delivery protests has been increasing since the early 2000s, with a sharp downturn in 2013. However, this data is limited by internal factors such as FACTIVA’s addition of new sources and external factors like the media’s use of the term “service delivery protest.” Source: FACTIVA

January 17, 2014

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 17, 2014

Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Explosions hit protestors in Bangkok. Two explosions hit anti-government protestors in B…

Anti-government protesters help a fellow protester injured in a grenade attack during a rally in Bangkok on January 17, 2014. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)