Prison rehabilitation programs are difficult, but to give up and do nothing would be not merely cynical, but self-defeating.
Indonesian policymaking is predominantly informed by research with poor theoretical engagement, with no strong tradition of peer review and with legal threats to academic freedom.
The Facebook boss's calls for outside help to draft new rules on what is acceptable behaviour online should be welcomed. So what's his next step?
Lessons from the British 19th century protests over electoral reform about the significance of crowd sizes.
As long as they are competent, I believe military officers have the right to participate in deciding the future of the nation.
Universities are never a neutral ground that can be isolated from political processes.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
The reasons for the rise in the number of blasphemy cases in Indonesia since the reform era are more than just religious ones.
South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has done well so far but more challenges relating to reigniting the economy lie ahead.
The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
China's newly elected leadership team promises to bring continuity in the country's gradual domestic reform and a stronger focus on internationalism.
The idea that South Africa must look towards the International Monetary Fund to rescue itself from the prevailing crisis must be dismissed.
The International Monetary Fund's view of how to fix South Africa's economy deserves to be seriously considered.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
In its agenda to reform global economic governance the developing world should look for ways to extract some value from the G20.
South Africa's economic challenges of 2016 are largely a reflection of its inability to change in the light of global shocks.
South Africa has made remarkable progress in redressing its historically and mainly race based deprivations but a lot still needs to be done.