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The Real Failure of Southeast Asia’s Drug Wars
June 18, 2019

The Real Failure of Southeast Asia’s Drug Wars

By David Hutt
Wars against drugs may be winning political campaigns, but they are losing socioeconomic battles.

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
May 06, 2019

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight

By Thisanka Siripala
With a new imperial year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, death row inmates are likely to be spared in the coming two years.
Capital Punishment, Human Rights, and Indonesia's Chance for the Moral High Ground
April 03, 2018

Capital Punishment, Human Rights, and Indonesia's Chance for the Moral High Ground

By Jack Britton
The execution of Indonesian migrant workers highlights the need for new protections, both abroad and at home.

The Death Penalty in South Asia
May 18, 2017

The Death Penalty in South Asia

By Jivesh Jha
Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka have effectively abolished capital punishment. The rest of South Asia hasn't.

Taiwan: Can Tsai Ing-Wen Change the Politics of Death?
February 10, 2016

Taiwan: Can Tsai Ing-Wen Change the Politics of Death?

By Michael Caster
The incoming president faces a debate over the death penalty.

China’s Coming Energy Revolution
January 10, 2015

China’s Coming Energy Revolution

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, Chinese special forces, the Sri Lankan election, and capital punishment for foreigners. Friday China links.

The Death Penalty: Cruel But Still Not Unusual
May 04, 2014

The Death Penalty: Cruel But Still Not Unusual

By Margaret K. Lewis
Executions in Taiwan and the U.S. this week underscore that capital punishment is alive and well.
Help Wanted: A Reliable Executioner in Sri Lanka
March 14, 2014

Help Wanted: A Reliable Executioner in Sri Lanka

By J.T. Quigley
Sri Lanka’s latest hangman resigns after visiting the gallows.

Singapore and the Death Penalty
November 20, 2013

Singapore and the Death Penalty

A recent amendment saves one drug mule. But should death for drug crimes be ended altogether?

Indonesia and the Death Penalty
July 02, 2011

Indonesia and the Death Penalty

Will the execution of an Indonesian maid prompt a rethink of the country’s capital punishment policy?

January 24, 2011

Philippines Death Penalty Back?

As the debate rages over the death penalty in the Philippines, a sampling of students share their views.

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