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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.
Oil Spilling Into the Java Sea
September 16, 2019

Oil Spilling Into the Java Sea

By Agoes Rudianto
In July, oil began bubbling to the surface of the Java Sea and washing ashore, slicking beaches black.

2 Months on, Hong Kong Remains Defiant
August 21, 2019

2 Months on, Hong Kong Remains Defiant

By Adryel Talamantes
Hong Kong's protests show no signs of slowing down as the movement enters its 11th week.

The Orang Asli: Fighting for Ancestral Land in Malaysia
August 13, 2019

The Orang Asli: Fighting for Ancestral Land in Malaysia

By Alexandra Radu
Malaysia’s indigenous tribes are trying to lay modern claims to lands their people have lived on for centuries.

The Bishnoi: India's First Environmentalists
August 08, 2019

The Bishnoi:
India's First Environmentalists

By Sugato Mukherjee
Since the 15th century, the Bishnoi community in Rajasthan has been devoted to environmental protection.

The Faces of India’s Ambubachi Mela
July 02, 2019

The Faces of India’s Ambubachi Mela

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Devotees in eastern India participate in elaborate rituals.
Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos
May 23, 2019

Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos

By Scott Ezell
A look at dam, Belt and Road, and SEZ projects in “the battery of Southeast Asia.”

6 Dead in Indonesia Post-Election Protest
May 23, 2019

6 Dead in Indonesia Post-Election Protest

By Agoes Rudianto
A mass protest against Indonesia’s presidential poll result turned violent – and deadly.

Nyadran: A Unique Javanese Tradition Welcoming Ramadan
May 08, 2019

Nyadran: A Unique Javanese Tradition Welcoming Ramadan

By Agoes Rudianto
Before the month of Ramadan begins, Javanese Muslims hold what’s known as the Nyadran ritual.

Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
April 22, 2019

Terror Strikes Sri Lanka

By Associated Press and The Diplomat
The country remains in shock as the government investigates bombings that killed nearly 300 people.
Indonesian Elections: Scenes From Aceh
April 19, 2019

Indonesian Elections: Scenes From Aceh

By Nicholas Muller
The northernmost and most conservative province of Aceh is a stronghold for opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto.

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