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The Rich Merchant and the Young Bukharans
January 29, 2020

The Rich Merchant and the Young Bukharans

By Catherine Putz
The Diplomat’s Catherine Putz paid a visit to the old houses of two pivotal Bukharan figures: Fayzulla and Usmon Khodjaev.

Ringing in Chinese New Year in Indonesia
January 22, 2020

Ringing in Chinese New Year in Indonesia

By Agoes Rudianto
The festival of Grebeg Sudiro celebrates ethnic Chinese heritage in Indonesia, where such celebrations were banned under Suharto.
Assam’s Women at the Frontline of Protests Against India’s New Citizenship Law
January 07, 2020

Assam’s Women at the Frontline of Protests Against India’s New Citizenship Law

By StoriesAsia
Women in the Indian state of Assam are making their voices heard.

Thousands of Indians Welcome New Year With Spirit of Resistance
January 03, 2020

Thousands of Indians Welcome New Year With Spirit of Resistance

By StoriesAsia
On a cold evening, a diverse group of concerned Indian citizens took to the streets to protest the new citizenship law.

Hand-in-Hand 2019: Indian and Chinese Armies Come Together for Joint Military Exercise
December 27, 2019

Hand-in-Hand 2019: Indian and Chinese Armies Come Together for Joint Military Exercise

By StoriesAsia
The two-week exercise included more than 250 Chinese and Indian military personnel engaged in various joint counterterrorism trainings.

Community in Exile: India’s ‘Little Tibet’
December 25, 2019

Community in Exile: India’s ‘Little Tibet’

By Subir Rana
How the residents of Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement hold on to their collective memories of the homeland.

Kashmir: From Encounter to Funeral
December 18, 2019

Kashmir: From Encounter to Funeral

By Zafar Dar
Photos of rebels and civilians in disputed Kashmir, where violence continues to climb.
Frustrations Flare in India’s Northeast Over Citizenship Bill
December 16, 2019

Frustrations Flare in India’s Northeast Over Citizenship Bill

By Nicholas Muller
Protests, internet blackouts, and curfews in India’s Northeast followed passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

Ulaanbaatar: Growing Strong and Sick
October 31, 2019

Ulaanbaatar: Growing Strong and Sick

By Nicholas Muller
Pollution and a serious health crisis have accompanied rapid urbanization in Mongolia’s capital

Mongolia’s New Mining Boom
October 22, 2019

Mongolia’s New Mining Boom

By Nicholas Muller
Climate change and a mining boom are altering the lives and livelihoods of Mongolians.

In Hong Kong: No Celebration, ‘Only a National Tragedy’
October 02, 2019

In Hong Kong: No Celebration, ‘Only a National Tragedy’

By Alexandra Radu
Hong Kong entered its 17th week of protests with violent clashes and an increased riot police presence in the streets.
Marching Against Totalitarianism in Taiwan, With Hong Kong in Mind
October 01, 2019

Marching Against Totalitarianism in Taiwan, With Hong Kong in Mind

By James X. Morris
On Sunday, tens of thousands of protesters in Taipei took to the streets, many in solidarity with Hong Kong.

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