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Coral Conundrum: the ignored victim of the South China Sea

Coral Conundrum: the ignored victim of the South China Sea
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The arbitral award, issued at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, will shape international norms that are vital to a rule-based order in Asia. It has been celebrated as a landmark ruling in blasting the legal basis of China’s over-reaching “historic rights”, and, as a moral victory for the Philippines. Yet, nationalistic narratives have overshadowed what […]

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The unexpected champion: How Rio’s favelas strive to go green while Olympic legacy falls short

The unexpected champion: How Rio’s favelas strive to go green while Olympic legacy falls short
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Rio’s foundering attempts to capitalize on the forthcoming Olympics also sits awkwardly alongside the forced eviction in the Vila Autódromo favela, leaving many to question if these low-income communities are being cast out to make way for upscale development under the pretext of the Olympics. Maybe it’s the time we start empowering these communities, not […]

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