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Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea
December 14, 2019

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

By Associated Press
Over 98 percent of voters in a long-awaited referendum wanted independence. Will they get it?

Abdullah Agrees to Allow Afghan Presidential Election Ballot Recount
December 14, 2019

Abdullah Agrees to Allow Afghan Presidential Election Ballot Recount

By Catherine Putz
Neither Ghani nor Abdullah are keen to repeat the 2014 election experience.
After Exposing Corruption, Media Under Pressure in Kyrgyzstan
December 14, 2019

After Exposing Corruption, Media Under Pressure in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Individuals implicated in massive corruption exposed in a recent joint investigation by  RFE/RL’s Radio Azattyk, OCCRP, and Kloop have hit back with a lawsuit.

The Politics Behind Australia’s Submarine Maintenance Decision
December 13, 2019

The Politics Behind Australia’s Submarine Maintenance Decision

By Adil Cader
National defense becomes a domestic political issue in Australia.

Invoking Greater Realism in Indian Foreign Policy
December 13, 2019

Invoking Greater Realism in Indian Foreign Policy

By Monish Tourangbam
The change and disruptions in Indian foreign policy conceptualization and practice have at best been cosmetic.

Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country
December 13, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country

By Bahauddin Foizee
Religious nationalism influenced Sri Lanka's election results -- and that influence is not going away anytime soon.

Indian Police Kill 2 Protesters Defying Curfew in Assam
December 13, 2019

Indian Police Kill 2 Protesters Defying Curfew in Assam

By Associated Press
Protesters in Assam denounced a new bill allowing migrants fleeing religious persecution to become citizens.
Aung San Suu Kyi Slammed for Army Defense in Myanmar Genocide Case
December 13, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi Slammed for Army Defense in Myanmar Genocide Case

By Aleks Furtula and Lorne Cook
The Nobel Peace laureate was blasted by opposing lawyers for defending the Myanmar army’s conduct in Rakhine state.

Australian Government Repeals Life-Saving Medevac Law
December 12, 2019

Australian Government Repeals Life-Saving Medevac Law

By Joshua Mcdonald
The medevac law allowed doctors in Australia’s offshore detention facilities to approve the transfer of sick refugees to Australia.

What Does the Maharashtra Crisis Mean for India’s Ruling Party?
December 12, 2019

What Does the Maharashtra Crisis Mean for India’s Ruling Party?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Is the Bharatiya Janata Party not as invulnerable as once thought?

Smuggling Out the Truth: The Story of the Xinjiang Papers and China Cables
December 12, 2019

Smuggling Out the Truth: The Story of the Xinjiang Papers and China Cables

By Ben Lowsen
An unprecedented series of leaks of Chinese internal government documents highlights human rights abuses and possibly a crack in the façade of Xi Jinping’s power in China.
Taiwan’s Usually Obscure Party Lists Might Swing Its Legislative Election
December 12, 2019

Taiwan’s Usually Obscure Party Lists Might Swing Its Legislative Election

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
The KMT was riding high in legislative polls -- until a huge misstep with its party lists.

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