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Afghanistan’s Investigative Journalists
December 06, 2019

Afghanistan’s Investigative Journalists

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Daily newspaper Etilaat Roz makes an impact in the chaotic Afghan democracy.

Is This Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment?
December 05, 2019

Is This Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment?

By S. Frederick Starr
On November 29, Central Asia re-emerged as a world region.
Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana
December 04, 2019

Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana

By Joseph Hammond
China is building influence in the West African power, but illegal mining issues continue to plague ties.

Cambodia’s Disastrous Dependence on China: A History Lesson
December 04, 2019

Cambodia’s Disastrous Dependence on China: A History Lesson

By Chansambath Bong
Overdependence on China undermines Cambodia’s national security. We know because it’s happened before.

Where Does the Asian Obsession With White Skin Come From?
December 02, 2019

Where Does the Asian Obsession With White Skin Come From?

By Ana Salvá
There are no signs that this deep-rooted trend is subsiding, despite recent media attention.

Lahore’s Annual Smogfest
November 29, 2019

Lahore’s Annual Smogfest

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Every winter pollution spikes in Pakistan's second largest city, yet politicians have done little to prevent the recurring crisis.

Can Beijing Control Its Trash?
November 28, 2019

Can Beijing Control Its Trash?

By Lily Hartzell
The city is rolling out a new law on waste disposal, but enforcement could prove a major issue.
­­Bougainville’s Faustian Bargain
November 27, 2019

­­Bougainville’s Faustian Bargain

By Paul R. Williams and Carly Fabian
An ongoing independence referendum does not address the key question at the root of the conflict: the future of the Panguna mine.

China’s Growing High-End Military Drone Force
November 27, 2019

China’s Growing High-End Military Drone Force

By Rick Joe
China's People's Liberation Army is deploying increasingly sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned combat aerial vehicles.

Did Vietnam Just Doom the Mekong?
November 26, 2019

Did Vietnam Just Doom the Mekong?

By Tom Fawthrop
A policy reversal on Mekong dams has put Hanoi’s credibility – and the river’s fate – on the line.

Pro-Democracy Camp Wins Landslide in Hong Kong District Elections
November 25, 2019

Pro-Democracy Camp Wins Landslide in Hong Kong District Elections

By Hugh Bohane
Hong Kongers voted in large numbers in weekend district-level elections. The pro-democracy camp won in a landslide.
Clean Gloves, Dirty Practices: Debt Bondage in Malaysia’s Rubber Glove Industry
November 22, 2019

Clean Gloves, Dirty Practices: Debt Bondage in Malaysia’s Rubber Glove Industry

By Peter Bengtsen
Migrant workers in Malaysia risk forced labor making gloves for American healthcare giants.

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