The last month has been largely dominated by coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war, with increasing speculation of the outcome as the conflict drags on. However, the month of March and the start of April have also seen other important events take place – in Southeast Asia, as in other places around the world, travel restrictions are beginning to recede. Equally, April saw the start of the holy month of Ramadan, so to our Muslim readership, we wish you all a happy and healthy Ramadan.
Given that the Russia-Ukraine crises is still the central global concern, this month’s edition of Tomorrow Matters devotes half of its selection to commentary surrounding the issue. To start, a piece with a global perspective looks at the increasing support for the non-alignment movement as a result of the conflict. Then, a strong article from India places the country’s neutrality to the war – for which it has been criticised – into a broader context. The last piece regarding the war takes the conversation to Taiwan, where the country’s options are weighed up. Moving on from Russia-Ukraine, a report from Nepal speaks to different opinions surrounding a large-scale American investment in the nation. To close, an insightful piece from Singapore looks at the country’s role and responsibility as a regional leader in protecting against biosecurity risks.
We hope you enjoy this month’s selection of some of the most interesting commentary from around the region.