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ASEAN to Exclude Myanmar’s Leader From Summit in Key Rebuke
October 16, 2021

ASEAN to Exclude Myanmar’s Leader From Summit in Key Rebuke

By Eileen Ng
The move follows the military government's repeated stalling and lack of cooperation on the implementation of a regional peace plan.

Kazakhstan’s Light Rail Corruption Case Drags on
October 16, 2021

Kazakhstan’s Light Rail Corruption Case Drags on

By Paolo Sorbello
The capital’s light rail might never be built, and the corrupt officials that stole public funds might never be convicted.
Cambodian PM Orders Authorities to Hunt Down Exiled ‘Extremist’ Poet
October 15, 2021

Cambodian PM Orders Authorities to Hunt Down Exiled ‘Extremist’ Poet

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is the latest in a string of almost comically excessive attempts to stamp out any and all sources of political opposition.

Why Vaccine Hesitancy is Rising Among Thailand’s Youth
October 15, 2021

Why Vaccine Hesitancy is Rising Among Thailand’s Youth

By Wichuta Teeratanabodee
Many young Thais are deeply suspicious of the current government and its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have South Korean Conservatives Made a Full Comeback?
October 14, 2021

Have South Korean Conservatives Made a Full Comeback?

By James Park
The People Power Party's makeover has come a long way, but there are still some hurdles to overcome to compete with the progressives.

After Killing, Bangladesh Launches Crackdown in Rohingya Camps
October 14, 2021

After Killing, Bangladesh Launches Crackdown in Rohingya Camps

By Sebastian Strangio
Bangladeshi police have made nearly 40 arrests, including five in connection with last month's murder of a prominent Rohingya advocate.

Does China’s Remaining Non-State Media Have a Future?
October 13, 2021

Does China’s Remaining Non-State Media Have a Future?

By Jesse Turland
New draft regulations could cripple outlets like Caixin, considered a bastion of investigative journalism scrutinizing corporate and government dealings.
How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 
October 13, 2021

How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 

By Wahidullah Azizi
As Afghanistan heads toward an uncertain future, many wonder what went wrong in the two decades leading up to the present crisis. 

Japarov’s Kyrgyz Cabinet Shuffle
October 13, 2021

Japarov’s Kyrgyz Cabinet Shuffle

By Catherine Putz
Japarov selected another Japarov (no relation) to head the new Cabinet of Ministers.

Dawn of Nationalism: An Indian Novel’s Vision of History
October 12, 2021

Dawn of Nationalism: An Indian Novel’s Vision of History

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Tarzi’s “The Break of Dawn” is a yet another instance of a building modern Indian patriotism on the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny.

Resistance Attacks on Myanmar Junta Growing in Frequency, Intensity
October 12, 2021

Resistance Attacks on Myanmar Junta Growing in Frequency, Intensity

By Sebastian Strangio
While the NUG's casualty figures are hard to verify, there is substantial evidence that civilian militias are striking increasing blows against the Tatmadaw.
Furious Farmers Are Taking on the Might of the Indian State
October 12, 2021

Furious Farmers Are Taking on the Might of the Indian State

By Kavita Chowdhury
The brutal killing of a group of farmers by a BJP minister’s son has galvanized protesting farmers and opposition leaders alike.

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