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America’s Diminishing Democracy Is Hurting India’s Too
August 13, 2020

America’s Diminishing Democracy Is Hurting India’s Too

By Manish Dubey
America is no longer inspiring India. Instead, it is providing a justification for the political overreach and social polarization in Indian society.

From Taiwan to the Philippines, Chinese Illegal Dredging Ships Wreak Environmental Havoc
August 12, 2020

From Taiwan to the Philippines, Chinese Illegal Dredging Ships Wreak Environmental Havoc

By Wen Lii
On a clear day, up to hundreds of Chinese dredging ships illegally mining for sand can be spotted from Taiwan’s Matsu Islands.
Hong Kong’s Cancelled Elections Paved the Way for the Latest Arrests
August 11, 2020

Hong Kong’s Cancelled Elections Paved the Way for the Latest Arrests

By Johnny Patterson and Sam Goodman
Carrie Lam’s public health postponement of the polls must be exposed for the cynical farce that it is.

Imran Khan’s Populism Clashes With Pakistan’s Economic Realities 
August 11, 2020

Imran Khan’s Populism Clashes With Pakistan’s Economic Realities 

By Husain Haqqani
All politicians have to adjust or tweak policies, but the rate at which Imran Khan makes U-turns is dizzying. 

China’s Human Rights Abuses Invite US Leadership
August 08, 2020

China’s Human Rights Abuses Invite US Leadership

By Pierfilippo M. Natta
The oppression in Xinjiang is a test as to whether nations actually adhere to the principle of Responsibility to Protect.

Peace in Korea Can Happen Without Denuclearization
July 31, 2020

Peace in Korea Can Happen Without Denuclearization

By Daniel R. DePetris
Pyongyang is going to remain a nuclear weapons state for the foreseeable future. U.S. policymakers must learn to live with this reality. 

Pakistan’s Bloodthirsty Blasphemy Law Needs to Be Repealed
July 31, 2020

Pakistan’s Bloodthirsty Blasphemy Law Needs to Be Repealed

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Vigilantes have claimed the life of yet another Pakistani accused of blasphemy.
India’s TikTok Ban Tightens the Government’s Grasp on the Internet
July 30, 2020

India’s TikTok Ban Tightens the Government’s Grasp on the Internet

By Kian Vesteinsson
Restricting access in the name of data security threatens human rights.

Why Are Peaceful Human Rights Activists Still Behind Bars in Vietnam?
July 30, 2020

Why Are Peaceful Human Rights Activists Still Behind Bars in Vietnam?

By Kasit Piromya
In the midst of a global pandemic, Vietnamese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Nguyen Bac Truyen, and other prisoners of conscience like him.

Don’t Write Hong Kong’s Obituary Just Yet
July 30, 2020

Don’t Write Hong Kong’s Obituary Just Yet

By Chandran Nair
The resilient people of Hong Kong are bouncing back yet again. They deserve the international community’s support.

Malaysia’s Unwelcoming Shore for Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution
July 28, 2020

Malaysia’s Unwelcoming Shore for Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution

By Gayle Manchin and James W. Carr
Malaysia has long guaranteed the safety of thousands of refugees, despite remaining outside international conventions, but that’s changing at a worrying pace.
The Tragedy of Azimjon Askarov
July 27, 2020

The Tragedy of Azimjon Askarov

By Catherine Putz
Askarov’s story illustrates just how broken Kyrgyzstan’s entire system is. 

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