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Mass Prosecutions Send Chills Across Hong Kong’s Political Spectrum
April 17, 2021

Mass Prosecutions Send Chills Across Hong Kong’s Political Spectrum

By Simon Shen
A quick look at the diverse factions involved in the 2020 primary elections belies Beijing's claim that there was a unified conspiracy toward subversion.

Cambodian Leader Warns COVID-19 Has His Nation on ‘the Brink of Death’
April 16, 2021

Cambodian Leader Warns COVID-19 Has His Nation on ‘the Brink of Death’

By Sebastian Strangio
After months of low cast numbers, Cambodia's worsening outbreak suggests that COVID-19 is far from being defeated in the region.
Money Laundering! What Money Laundering? Case Against Matraimov Closed
April 15, 2021

Money Laundering! What Money Laundering? Case Against Matraimov Closed

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz authorities said they were unable to find evidence of Matraimov’s alleged money laundering, despite thousands of words written by investigative journalists outlining it in detail.

Bangladesh’s Islamist Challenge Intensifies
April 15, 2021

Bangladesh’s Islamist Challenge Intensifies

By Subir Bhaumik
The violent anti-Modi protests were just the latest sign that the government's outreach to Islamist groups has backfired.

In Place of New Year Festivities, Myanmar Protesters Mark the Fallen
April 15, 2021

In Place of New Year Festivities, Myanmar Protesters Mark the Fallen

By Sebastian Strangio
Some say the celebration of the Buddhist New Year would play into the junta's claim that the situation in Myanmar is returning to normal.

Rakhine State – Southeast Asia’s Next Marawi?
April 15, 2021

Rakhine State – Southeast Asia’s Next Marawi?

By Jasminder Singh
Myanmar's political crisis has created the conditions for a possible widening of the jihadi theater in Southeast Asia.

Myanmar Charges Doctors Over Civil Disobedience Protests
April 15, 2021

Myanmar Charges Doctors Over Civil Disobedience Protests

By Associated Press
Doctors, nurses, and medical students have marched and joined strikes to show their opposition to the military coup.
After Myanmar’s Military Coup, Arakan Army Accelerates Implementation of the ‘Way of Rakhita’
April 14, 2021

After Myanmar’s Military Coup, Arakan Army Accelerates Implementation of the ‘Way of Rakhita’

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
Despite its support for the national protest movement, various factors have contributed to the armed group’s relative silence since the coup.

The Women That Upended Samoa’s Politics
April 14, 2021

The Women That Upended Samoa’s Politics

By Joshua Mcdonald
Following last week’s election, Samoa’s long-time ruler could be displaced by the country’s first female leader.

Hong Kong’s Activists in Exile
April 13, 2021

Hong Kong’s Activists in Exile

By The Diplomat staff
From Nathan Law to Ted Hui, a growing number of pro-democracy figures are choosing life overseas amid a widening crackdown at home.

Pakistan Police Arrest Radical Islamist Party Head in Lahore
April 13, 2021

Pakistan Police Arrest Radical Islamist Party Head in Lahore

By Babar Dogar
Saad Rizvi was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore to "maintain law and order.”
Singapore PM Succession Setback
April 12, 2021

Singapore PM Succession Setback

By Li Xirui and Dingding Chen
What are the consequences of Heng Swee Keat's decision to step aside as 4G leader-in-waiting?

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