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The Problem With Australia’s Conservatism
January 20, 2022

The Problem With Australia’s Conservatism

By Grant Wyeth
Australia may find itself sleep walking into an international environment that it doesn't have the disposition to effectively negotiate. 

Kim Jong Un: A Decade of Trial and Error
January 20, 2022

Kim Jong Un: A Decade of Trial and Error

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
The pace of policy turnarounds has been dizzying.
Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International
January 20, 2022

Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International

By Sebastian Strangio
A network led by the ultraroyalist booster Seksakol Atthawong claims the rights group supports the abolition of the Thai monarchy.

The Philippines in 2022: Elections, Omicron, and a Delayed Recovery
January 20, 2022

The Philippines in 2022: Elections, Omicron, and a Delayed Recovery

By Mong Palatino
The nation faces a tough year, but the upcoming presidential election heralds winds of change.

Imprisoned Vietnamese Journalist Recognized With Human Rights Award
January 20, 2022

Imprisoned Vietnamese Journalist Recognized With Human Rights Award

By Sebastian Strangio
The Martin Ennals Award committee hailed Pham Doan Trang as an "inspirational" example for activists in Vietnam.

Why Is South Korea Hesitant to Boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?
January 20, 2022

Why Is South Korea Hesitant to Boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

By Seong Hyeon Choi
Heavy economic reliance has complicated Seoul's relationship with Beijing.

Pakistan’s Ruling Party Is Under Attack From Within
January 19, 2022

Pakistan’s Ruling Party Is Under Attack From Within

By Umair Jamal
Prime Minister Imran Khan's government is being criticized publicly by legislators from his party.
Cambodia Resumes Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha
January 19, 2022

Cambodia Resumes Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

By Sebastian Strangio
The resumption follows a nearly two-year break in proceedings, allegedly due to COVID-19.

Nazarbayev Resurfaces, Dismisses Talk of Elite Conflict in Kazakhstan
January 18, 2022

Nazarbayev Resurfaces, Dismisses Talk of Elite Conflict in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
The statement from the First President came just after evidence of elite conflict began surfacing in earnest, with suggestions of a purge of Nazarbayev elites.

Sri Lanka’s President Strikes Reconciliatory Note as Debt Crisis Looms
January 18, 2022

Sri Lanka’s President Strikes Reconciliatory Note as Debt Crisis Looms

By Krishan Francis
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is willing to learn from the international community on human rights issues, he told Parliament.

Nusantara Gets the Nod as Indonesia Names Its New Capital City
January 18, 2022

Nusantara Gets the Nod as Indonesia Names Its New Capital City

By Luke Hunt
Construction of the new capital is to begin this year with an eye-watering budget of $35 billion.
Philippines Election Body Dismisses Petition to Bar Marcos from Presidential Poll
January 18, 2022

Philippines Election Body Dismisses Petition to Bar Marcos from Presidential Poll

By Sebastian Strangio
Opponents of the Marcos clan have filed a number of petitions seeking to disqualify Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos from the May election.

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