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Long After the World Moved on, Bangladesh Is Still Sheltering Rohingya Refugees
April 16, 2021

Long After the World Moved on, Bangladesh Is Still Sheltering Rohingya Refugees

By Sayeed Ahmed
The world owes Bangladesh a standing ovation for taking in an astonishing 1.3 million Rohingyas.

A Crisis in Timor-Leste Reveals the Hollowness of ‘Build Back Better’ Rhetoric
April 16, 2021

A Crisis in Timor-Leste Reveals the Hollowness of ‘Build Back Better’ Rhetoric

By Chloe King
Despite invocations to envision a better, more equal world in the wake of COVID-19, global inequalities remain deeply entrenched.
Jumpstarting China’s Industrial Decarbonization Revolution
April 15, 2021

Jumpstarting China’s Industrial Decarbonization Revolution

By Phelim Kyne
China's decarbonization plans must begin with its steel sector, which contributes 15 percent of its total carbon emissions.

Vietnam’s Great Debate Over Democracy
April 15, 2021

Vietnam’s Great Debate Over Democracy

By Trien Vinh Le
Dynamic political reform can resolve an internal ideological conflict – and help differentiate Vietnam from China.

Sri Lankan Muslims Fear Speaking Out
April 09, 2021

Sri Lankan Muslims Fear Speaking Out

By Tasnim Nazeer
A crackdown on dissenting voices -- those denouncing Islamophobia and criticizing the government -- has Sri Lanka’s Muslims afraid to speak out.

The US Must Help Afghans Who Helped It
April 08, 2021

The US Must Help Afghans Who Helped It

By James Schwemlein and Earl Anthony Wayne
While working for a sustainable peace, the U.S. must also recognize that withdrawing from Afghanistan should not mean abandoning the many Afghans who supported its mission.

Afghanistan: A Difficult Road Ahead, But Change Is Inescapable
April 07, 2021

Afghanistan: A Difficult Road Ahead, But Change Is Inescapable

By Abdallah Al Dardari and Zafiris Tzannatos
If peace is achieved soon, Afghanistan can face the future with optimism.
Myanmar on the Brink
April 07, 2021

Myanmar on the Brink

By Gerard McDermott
What does the emergence of a government-in-exile and a newly formed alliance of ethnic rebel groups mean for the country’s emerging conflict?

The Military’s Coup is Giving Way to a New Dawn for Myanmar
April 06, 2021

The Military’s Coup is Giving Way to a New Dawn for Myanmar

By Saw Kapi
The Myanmar military coup council has not yet fallen, but it is failing fast on all fronts. 

COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call to Address Development Fault Lines in Asia and the Pacific
April 05, 2021

COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call to Address Development Fault Lines in Asia and the Pacific

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
The pandemic widened pre-existing gaps in Asia-Pacific development. It’s high time to address those obvious deficits to commit to a better future.

Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector
April 02, 2021

Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector

By Anj Dacanay
The mining sector in the Philippines has had a lethal impact on people and the environment. Will an international transparency process help end it?
Killing, Violence, and Detention: Myanmar Is No Place for Children
April 01, 2021

Killing, Violence, and Detention: Myanmar Is No Place for Children

By Hassan Noor
Since the coup, Myanmar’s military has killed 43 children, detained 20, and traumatized countless more.

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