The Fight to Save Indonesia’s Forests
Southeast Asia
The Fight to Save Indonesia’s Forests
Indigenous Dayak communities are in a battle to preserve ancestral forests.
The Fight to Save Indonesia’s Forests
Expressing the Chinese Dream
East Asia
Expressing the Chinese Dream
Imagery and ideograms in the “Chinese Dream” campaign posters send a message to an increasingly pluralized society.
Expressing the Chinese Dream
A Small Step Forward for ASEAN LGBT Rights
Southeast Asia
A Small Step Forward for ASEAN LGBT Rights
LGBT activists face a tough battle winning acceptance in Southeast Asia, but there are some modest signs of change.
A Small Step Forward for ASEAN LGBT Rights
Confucius Institutes: Hardly a Threat to Academic Freedoms
East Asia
Confucius Institutes: Hardly a Threat to Academic Freedoms
There is little evidence to suggest Confucius Institutes on U.S. campuses restrain academic freedoms.
Confucius Institutes: Hardly a Threat to Academic Freedoms
Sex Trafficking Victims Go Unnoticed in Laos
Southeast Asia
Sex Trafficking Victims Go Unnoticed in Laos
There is little assistance available to the many victims of sex trafficking in Laos.
Sex Trafficking Victims Go Unnoticed in Laos
Mongolia Puts Ger Shantytowns on the Map
Central Asia
Mongolia Puts Ger Shantytowns on the Map
An icon of a nomadic age now serves as urban housing in Ulan Bator’s underprivileged districts.
Mongolia Puts Ger Shantytowns on the Map
Heiner Bielefeldt
March 20, 2014
Heiner Bielefeldt
The Diplomat speaks with Prof Heiner Bielefeldt, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, about his understanding of secularism in India.
Heiner Bielefeldt
Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya
Southeast Asia
Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya
It has been a tragic start to the year for Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim minority.
Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya
Kunming Terrorist Attack: A Resident’s Perspective
East Asia
Kunming Terrorist Attack: A Resident’s Perspective
Our correspondent recounts the aftermath of the deadly knife attack.
Kunming Terrorist Attack: A Resident’s Perspective
Remembering Taiwan's White Terror
East Asia
Remembering Taiwan's White Terror
One man recounts his journey through a dark chapter in Taiwan’s history.
Remembering Taiwan's White Terror
Hong Kong: Two Systems, One Country?
East Asia
Hong Kong: Two Systems, One Country?
The stabbing of a former news editor is a symptom of a broader squeeze on the city’s freedoms.
Hong Kong: Two Systems, One Country?
Implications of the Kunming Terrorist Attack
March 05, 2014
Implications of the Kunming Terrorist Attack
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Sean Roberts about the implications of the Kunming knife attack.
Implications of the Kunming Terrorist Attack
The Westerners Who Love North Korea
East Asia
The Westerners Who Love North Korea
It’s not just Dennis Rodman. North Korea has supporters across the world.
The Westerners Who Love North Korea
Singapore’s Foreigner Problem
Southeast Asia
Singapore’s Foreigner Problem
A sharp rise in the foreign population has ratcheted up racial tensions.
Singapore’s Foreigner Problem
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
East Asia
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
To deal with disasters like Fukushima, Japan needs a more engaged civil society.
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
Storytelling, Cultural Spheres and the Senkaku Dilemma
East Asia
Storytelling, Cultural Spheres and the Senkaku Dilemma
To what extent could a shared cultural sphere overcome bitter disputes and heal wounds from East Asia’s past?
Storytelling, Cultural Spheres and the Senkaku Dilemma
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