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Tackling the Pandemic of Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
April 12, 2022

Tackling the Pandemic of Inequality in Asia and the Pacific

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
The COVID-19 pandemic worsened the circumstances of those already being left behind. At the same time, COVID-19 has created a generational opportunity to build a more equitable and sustainable world.
Carrie Lam’s Departure Signals a Further Crackdown in Hong Kong
April 11, 2022

Carrie Lam’s Departure Signals a Further Crackdown in Hong Kong

By Joey Siu
Lam’s replacement was a key demand of the 2019 protests, but no one should be celebrating her announced retirement now.

Look to Hong Kong, Not Ukraine, For Signals About China’s Taiwan Plans
April 05, 2022

Look to Hong Kong, Not Ukraine, For Signals About China’s Taiwan Plans

By Dennis Kwok and Johnny Patterson
Few took it seriously when Xi Jinping first said he would consolidate control over Hong Kong. We must not make the same mistake when analyzing Xi's plans for Taiwan.

How the Candlelight Party Can Restore Political Pluralism to Cambodia
April 01, 2022

How the Candlelight Party Can Restore Political Pluralism to Cambodia

By Sam Rainsy
Since the banning of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in 2017, an old party has kept its flame burning.

Sri Lanka and the Neocolonialism of the IMF
March 31, 2022

Sri Lanka and the Neocolonialism of the IMF

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
Sri Lanka has few options other than an IMF bailout. But engagement with neocolonial international financial institutions is actually one of the causes of Sri Lanka's economic woes.
At Long Last, Signs of Justice for 1997 Cambodia Massacre
March 30, 2022

At Long Last, Signs of Justice for 1997 Cambodia Massacre

By Brad Adams
The brazen attack in broad daylight 25 years ago has ingrained impunity in Cambodia more than any other single act in the country’s post-Khmer Rouge history.

Japan and Australia Should Sanction the Myanmar Military
March 26, 2022

Japan and Australia Should Sanction the Myanmar Military

By Elaine Pearson and Teppei Kasai
Betting on ASEAN’s fruitless diplomacy undermines international action.
Why Indonesia Should Stand With Ukraine
March 24, 2022

Why Indonesia Should Stand With Ukraine

By Edward Parker
In an increasingly turbulent global strategic environment, it is high time for Indonesia to get off the fence.

International Aid in Afghanistan Must Lay Foundations for Development 
March 22, 2022

International Aid in Afghanistan Must Lay Foundations for Development 

By Alexander Matheou
It is more urgent than ever that Afghan national actors are placed center-stage.

How to Save Thailand and Malaysia From Rising Sea Levels
March 22, 2022

How to Save Thailand and Malaysia From Rising Sea Levels

By Piyali Banergee
A recent meeting between the nations' leaders was a missed opportunity to address one of the most pressing challenges of the coming century.

Press Freedom in Kyrgyzstan Is Headed in the Wrong Direction
March 18, 2022

Press Freedom in Kyrgyzstan Is Headed in the Wrong Direction

By Miranda Patrucic
We’ve seen how important it is that citizens of a country know the truth and are exposed to more than just propaganda. Kyrgyzstan’s backsliding is deeply concerning.
Will Yoon Suk-yeol Finally Reform South Korea’s National Security Law?
March 15, 2022

Will Yoon Suk-yeol Finally Reform South Korea’s National Security Law?

By Meredith Shaw and Joseph Yi
Reform will be difficult under a conservative president, but ending the state’s power to punish speech and restrict information is ultimately in the best interests of South Korea.

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