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Myanmar Prosecutors Present Sedition Charge Against Aung San Suu Kyi
June 16, 2021

Myanmar Prosecutors Present Sedition Charge Against Aung San Suu Kyi

By Grant Peck
The deposed leader faces a raft of charges that will likely be used to ban her from running in any future election.

Amid COVID-19, Fake News Crackdowns Do Damage Across Southeast Asia
June 16, 2021

Amid COVID-19, Fake News Crackdowns Do Damage Across Southeast Asia

By Karen Lee and Andreyka Natalegawa
Multiple governments in the region have used misinformation laws to suppress critical reporting on COVID-19.
ICC Prosecutor Requests Investigation Into Philippines Drug War Killings
June 15, 2021

ICC Prosecutor Requests Investigation Into Philippines Drug War Killings

By Sebastian Strangio
The court's officials can expect little cooperation from the Duterte administration.

What Explains Vietnam’s Current COVID-19 Struggles?
June 15, 2021

What Explains Vietnam’s Current COVID-19 Struggles?

By Zachary Abuza
Once considered the gold standard for COVID-19 response, Vietnam is now battling rising infections and a glacial vaccine rollout.

Bhutan’s Health Minister on Navigating the Pandemic as a Small State
June 15, 2021

Bhutan’s Health Minister on Navigating the Pandemic as a Small State

By Bansari Kamdar
Dechen Wangmo, the 44-year-old health minister of Bhutan and the newly elected president of the World Health Assembly, shares her goals for advancing world health.

Myanmar Puts Aung San Suu Kyi on Trial on Charges Critics Call Bogus
June 15, 2021

Myanmar Puts Aung San Suu Kyi on Trial on Charges Critics Call Bogus

By Grant Peck
Aung San Suu Kyi's prosecution poses yet another major setback for Myanmar.

Why India’s Democracy is Not Dying
June 14, 2021

Why India’s Democracy is Not Dying

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Reports of the collapse of India’s democracy are often alarmist and misinformed.
Emerging Ethnic Affairs Policy Specialist Chen Run’er Could Take Over as Xinjiang Party Secretary
June 14, 2021

Emerging Ethnic Affairs Policy Specialist Chen Run’er Could Take Over as Xinjiang Party Secretary

By Tristan Kenderdine
A low flier on a newly established institutional trajectory toward ethnic affairs governance, Chen Run’er could replace the infamous Chen Quanguo at the 2022 CCP Congress.

With Focus on China, US Senate Passes Major Industrial Policy Bill 
June 12, 2021

With Focus on China, US Senate Passes Major Industrial Policy Bill 

By Robert Farley
If the bill ultimately passes both houses of Congress, it will represent a major shift in how the United States government manages its relations with the tech sector.

The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy
June 12, 2021

The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy

By Christopher Vassallo
Behind the CCP’s horrific crackdown in Xinjiang is a desperate drive to avoid the mistakes that led to the USSR’s collapse.

Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies
June 11, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies

By Sebastian Strangio
Asian government's seizures of methamphetamine rose 19 percent in 2020.
Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders
June 11, 2021

Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders

By Eileen Ng
The king is to continue meeting other political leaders over the next few days before hosting a gathering of state rulers next Wednesday.

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