JJ Rose has worked as a global media advisor for various social justice causes, including the Burmese democracy movement, the Movement for Democratic Change (Zimbabwe) and Polisario (Western Sahara). He was the Asia-Pacific editor for Ethical Corporation magazine and an advisor to the Special Ambassador to the World Food Programme and to the Humanitarian Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He is also an author, essayist, journalist, researcher, teacher, analyst, and charity founder.
The remote Marshall Islands complicate US Pacific policy
A sand-rimmed paradise with a long nuclear history has a surprising amount of clout in the Washington vs Beijing game.
Taking on Cambodia’s “Lady Liberty”
An American human rights lawyer sentenced to six years in a Phnom Penh prison may cause Hun Sen no end of trouble.
Water torture: Asia‑Pacific’s “WASH” crisis in need of solutions
Access to clean water is not only a development challenge but one for geopolitics, too.
Musk’s Twitter: Tweet freedom for Asia?
The tech billionaire should brace for more than keyboard warriors in a world of authoritarianism and eroding democracy.
The problem with postcards from Myanmar
Borders are opening to welcome back tourists. But it’s not just Covid that poses a risk.
Will cryptocurrency allow Russia to bust sanctions?
Despite the transparency of blockchain-based finance, Moscow is working the dark reaches of the web to move money.
Asia’s Covid waste dilemma
Southeast Asia is taking the brunt of pandemic-generated waste in a looming environmental headache for the region.
Olympics not the only games this year
Beijing boycotts are just the latest in a long line of sports and politics match plays.
Myanmar election: A fractured process
An ongoing pandemic, technical troubles, voter disenfranchisement and ruling party dominance bode poorly for change.