A scholar of digital religion and Buddhism argues that not all Western Buddhism practice is inauthentic. Here’s a way to know what’s real.
Bongbong Marcos is the projected winner of the Philippines election. That the son of a brutal dictator has won shows how wedded the country is to dynastic politics – and image manipulation.
There is a big opportunity for Australia to help Southeast Asia meet its energy needs. But time is running out.
A global team of researchers analyzed 34 studies of unconditional cash-transfer programs administered in low- and middle-income countries.
The former prime minister was forced from office by a vote of no confidence. But that doesn’t mean the political drama is over, an expert on Pakistani politics explains.
In Southeast Asia, Songkran is a time to celebrate the coming year with water fights, honoring elders and offering prayers.
Two recent discoveries in Alberta and Uzbekistan have identified the top predators in those regions during the Cretaceous period. Fossils that had been in storage for years included the jawbones.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan dissolved Parliament rather than face a no-confidence vote. The Conversation asked an expert: What happens next?
To Russian nationalists, if the Ukrainian language is classified as a derivative of the Russian language, the invasion looks less like an act of aggression and more like reintegration.
Data analysis suggests local activity will intensify the effects of global warming - so adapting means rethinking national development strategies
A new species of flatworm is invading us. It is metallic black in color and its name is Humbertium covidum.
Taiwanese authorities are allowing its tiny contingent to attend the opening ceremony in Beijing despite a long-running dispute over its name in the Olympics.
Will the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, start taking tougher stances against authoritarian and military regimes? Its recent treatment of Myanmar’s military ruler is promising.
Gift-giving might seem needlessly cumbersome and stressful. But the costs and benefits of the custom aren’t what they seem.
Kim Jong Un has followed his father and grandfather in ruling by fear. The coronavirus pandemic has made North Korea ever more isolated, while expanded military capabilities make it a growing threat.
In China, as elsewhere, the pandemic has turned the world of work upside down.
Through its Belt and Road Initiative, China has become the world’s largest country-to-country lender. A new study shows that more than half of its loans threaten sensitive lands or Indigenous people.
South Koreans living away from home have been frequent targets for suspicion and ire during the pandemic. Some even report being shunned by their families.
New data shows the recent damage to UK’s prized services sector – and potentially to Europe as a whole.
The spotted lanternfly, native to Asia, is spreading fast since arriving in the United States seven years ago. An entomologist explains why this is a big problem.