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Smackdown on O’Smach: Cambodia’s Path Out of Tier 3?

Smackdown on O’Smach: Cambodia’s Path Out of Tier 3?

By Arthur Eremita
There may yet be a chance for the country’s new government to charm itself into a human trafficking upgrade.

Malaysia and its Efforts to Curb Human Trafficking

Malaysia and its Efforts to Curb Human Trafficking

By Sheila Devi Michael
The government has created a promising action plan for resolving the country's human trafficking problem. Will it make any difference?
Tit for Tat: The Fall-out From the US Approach to Politics and Policy in Cambodia

Tit for Tat: The Fall-out From the US Approach to Politics and Policy in Cambodia

By Alex Palmer
Washington was right to censure Phnom Penh in its latest Trafficking in Persons Report. But the U.S. government risks entangling legitimate criticism with geopolitical tensions.

US Adds Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei to Human Trafficking Blacklist

US Adds Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei to Human Trafficking Blacklist

By Sebastian Strangio
The State Department's 2022 Trafficking in Persons report gave five out of 11 Southeast Asian nations its lowest Tier 3 rating.

A Perennial Offender, Malaysia Need Not Be on US Forced Labor Watch List Forever

A Perennial Offender, Malaysia Need Not Be on US Forced Labor Watch List Forever

By Simon Tran Hudes and Danielle Fallin
Malaysia’s history of forced labor and mistreatment of migrant workers presents yet a hurdle to closer ties with Washington.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Malaysia Pledges Action After US Trafficking Demotion

Malaysia Pledges Action After US Trafficking Demotion

By Sebastian Strangio
In its latest trafficking report, the U.S. State Department dropped Malaysia to "Tier 3," its lowest ranking.

Michael Brosowski on Vietnam’s Trafficking Challenge

Michael Brosowski on Vietnam’s Trafficking Challenge

By Thoi Nguyen
Like many businesses, human traffickers quickly recalibrated to the realities of COVID-19.
Malaysia Eyes Top Tier of US Human Trafficking Report by 2020

Malaysia Eyes Top Tier of US Human Trafficking Report by 2020

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Southeast Asian state sets an ambitious goal amid lingering rights concerns.

The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report

The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report

By Luke Hunt
A focus on annual rankings misses the point.

US Upgrades Malaysia in Trafficking Report: Boost for TPP, Blow to Rights?

US Upgrades Malaysia in Trafficking Report: Boost for TPP, Blow to Rights?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Washington argues that Malaysia has made significant efforts to improve its record.

Thailand's Junta in Campaign to Mend US Ties

Thailand's Junta in Campaign to Mend US Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
New ambassador charged with improving relations with Washington.
Modern-Day Slavery: India’s Other Shame

Modern-Day Slavery: India’s Other Shame

Study: India accounts for nearly half of the world’s slaves.

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