Making Vaccines About Science, Not Politics

In the wake of political turmoil and widespread misinformation around Dengvaxia in the Philippines, public confidence in vaccines has plummeted sharply, says a new study. What can be done to hold back the slide?

The Long Tail Of History

Political decisions made hundreds of years ago can have path-dependent, far-reaching consequences for the present, says SMU Professor Elvin Lim.

On The Trail Of Identity Politics

There is no better place to study identity politics than Southeast Asia, a hotbed of political, ethnic and religious diversity, says SMU Assistant Professor Colm Fox.

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It, So Why Talk About Science?

The shock US election results have thrown into the spotlight the need, more than ever, for science literacy.

A Spotlight On Jasmine Rice

SMU Assistant Professor Jacob Ricks examines how Thailand’s bureaucratic policies and organisations affect the development of its economy.

Thailand’s Scientist In Office

Professor Yongyuth Yuthavong, deputy prime minister of Thailand, speaks to Asian Scientist Magazine about his vision for science in Thailand and the ASEAN region.

The Power of Knowledge

SMU Assistant Professor Hiro Saito’s research on the interaction between state and citizen reveals the profound role that experts can play in public policy.