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Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
October 10, 2017

Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad

By Sarah Cook
Authoritarian rule in China poses a growing threat to democracy elsewhere.
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
June 07, 2017

As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist

By Kate Schuetze
As Papua New Guinea's election approaches, its human rights record remains troubling.

Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
May 02, 2017

Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics

By Casey Michel
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.

Time for ASEAN to Take Human Rights Seriously
February 25, 2017

Time for ASEAN to Take Human Rights Seriously

By Champa Patel
To serve as a model regional organization, ASEAN can no longer ignore human rights violations.

A Familiar Story: Donald Trump and India's Criminal Politicians
January 05, 2017

A Familiar Story: Donald Trump and India's Criminal Politicians

By Milan Vaishnav
Donald Trump's electoral tactics in the United States echo the practices of many Indian politicians.
Asia's New Democracies and the Liberal World Order
October 28, 2016

Asia's New Democracies and the Liberal World Order

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The key to global order may lie with Asia's emerging democracies.

No Offense: The Politics of Sedition in India
September 10, 2016

No Offense: The Politics of Sedition in India

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Successive Indian governments appear to be abusing the country's colonial-era sedition law.
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
June 26, 2016

Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?

By Ankit Panda
No reason to grow contemptuous of direct democracy after 'Brexit'. This was always about politicians and politics.

Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace
May 19, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace

By Taylor Dibbert
The island nation’s “democratic transition” leaves plenty to be desired.

So, Are Nepal-India Ties Back on Track?
March 02, 2016

So, Are Nepal-India Ties Back on Track?

By Ankit Panda
Not quite yet, but realities will prevail.

In Myanmar, A Simple Verdict on a Flawed Election
January 08, 2016

In Myanmar, A Simple Verdict on a Flawed Election

By Allison Lim and Michael Kugelman
For many in Myanmar, criticisms of the recent elections are immaterial and the reality on the ground is much different.
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
January 04, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics

By Taylor Dibbert
A recently published article on USAID’s blog is cause for concern.

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