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Grand ideas of extraterrestrial colonisation are hardly new. In the 1940s, the nascent Space Age set in motion calls for a new wave of colonisation – directed outwards into space. from www.shutterstock.com

The Solar System belongs to us all – not just Jeff Bezos

Humanity as a whole owns the Solar System in a shared fashion. It cannot be claimed by one person, or one country, or one company.
Seorang demonstran memberikan hormat tiga jari selama protes terhadap kudeta militer di Mandalay, Myanmar, pada awal Mei. EPA

COVID-19 di Asia Tenggara: bukan ‘sekadar’ krisis kesehatan

Tata kelola politik yang berpusat di elite dan meningkatnya halangan bagi masyarakat sipil semakin mempersulit warga Asia Tenggara di tengah krisis.
A demonstrator flashes the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, in early May. EPA

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: much more than a health crisis

Political top-down governance and the rising challenges to civil society during the pandemic emphasise the region’s disregard of human rights and people’s ability to self-organise.
World premiere of Godzilla: King of the Monsters at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on May 18 2019. Sheri Determan/WENN.com

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla and its evolving environmental messages

Godzilla might be radioactive and toxic but he’s also a ‘green’ monster. As the latest ‘King of the Monsters’ film rampages across our screens, it’s time to investigate his ecological credentials.
‘The Golden Orange Solar City’, a depiction of the Turkish city of Antalya in the future (as inspired by Solar Punk literature such as the ‘Glass and Gardens’ anthology edited by Sarena Ulabarri). Alan Marshall

Using beloved works of literature to predict the futures of cities

The Literary Method of Urban Design aims to predict urban futures and to design cities and prepare citizens in line with these predictions.
‘Kota Matahari Jingga Emas’ (Golden Orange Solar City) sebuah depiksi kota Antalya, Turki di masa depan diinspirasi oleh karya sasta Solar Punk seperti antologi ‘Glass and Gardens’ (Kaca dan Taman) diedit oleh Sarena Ulabarri. Alan Marshall

Menggunakan karya sastra untuk meramalkan perkotaan masa depan

Metode Sastra untuk Desain Urban mencoba meramal masa depan dunia urban, dan untuk merancang perkotaan dan warganya sesuai dengan prediksi tersebut.
Exchange students from several universities in ASEAN countries at a university in Thailand. Encouraging trans-ASEAN student mobility is a huge challenge. Thiranun Kunatum/Shutterstock

Trans-ASEAN education can play a role in building a regional community

Southeast Asian countires have a goal to integrate their higher education network to give young generations a truly regional experience. Is it possible?
Asia is home to the world’s largest known stateless group, the Rohingya. Reuters/Rafiquar Rahman

How the Asia-Pacific can lead the way on migrants and refugees

Unless managed more effectively, forced migration will have permanent and intensifying negative impacts on countries across the globe.
Diplomats and officials from 17 countries met in Bangkok in May 2015 to discuss how to deal with the thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees. AAP/Diego Azubel

The Andaman Sea refugee crisis a year on: is the region now better prepared?

Plans for more robust architecture on forced migration need to be more advanced. Countries in our region must not rest on their laurels.
Regional leaders must continue to take concrete steps to avoid a repeat of the 2015 Andaman Sea refugee crisis. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

The Andaman Sea refugee crisis a year on: what happened and how did the region respond?

The region is showing signs it is determined to ensure similar mass displacement crises such as that which took place in the Andaman Sea in 2015 are avoided.
Despite its limitations, the Bali Process is the main game in town when it comes to dealing with forced migration in the Asia-Pacific. EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak

The Bali Process can do a lot more to respond to forced migration in our region

There is every sign the underlying causes of forced migration – war, repression, ethnic conflict, climate change displacement and rampant human trafficking – will continue.

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