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Imran Khan Pauses Long March to Islamabad
May 27, 2022

Imran Khan Pauses Long March to Islamabad

By Umair Jamal
The former Pakistani prime minister has given the Shehbaz Sharif government six days to call elections.

In the Philippines, Civil Society Grows Amid Democratic Backsliding
May 27, 2022

In the Philippines, Civil Society Grows Amid Democratic Backsliding

By Ronald Castillo
The vibrant and volunteer election campaign of Vice President Leni Robredo offered some glimmers of hope for the country's democracy.
Indian Court Sentences Kashmiri Leader to Life in Prison
May 26, 2022

Indian Court Sentences Kashmiri Leader to Life in Prison

By Ashok Sharma and Aijaz Hussain
Yasin Malik led the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front but subsequently shifted to peaceful means.

Malaysia’s Domestic Political Turbulence Threatens to Derail its Foreign Policy
May 26, 2022

Malaysia’s Domestic Political Turbulence Threatens to Derail its Foreign Policy

By Fikry A. Rahman
Foreign policy begins at home, and the country has experienced nearly unprecedented political instability over the past two years.

Philippines Congress Officially Proclaims Marcos the Country’s Next President
May 26, 2022

Philippines Congress Officially Proclaims Marcos the Country’s Next President

By Sebastian Strangio
The proclamation finalizes the return of the divisive Marcos clan to the heights of Philippine politics.

Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping’s Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution
May 25, 2022

Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping’s Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution

By Bonnie Girard
The files, in addition to adding to a mountain of evidence of the abuse and detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, include previously secret speeches tying the oppression directly to the top.

For South Korea’s New President, Challenges Mount at Home and Abroad
May 25, 2022

For South Korea’s New President, Challenges Mount at Home and Abroad

By Michael Mitsanas
North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The China challenge. Social divisions at home. Just two weeks into office, Yoon Suk-yeol has a full plate.
Hearings Begin in Case Against Kyrgyz Journalist Temirov and Singer Nazarov 
May 25, 2022

Hearings Begin in Case Against Kyrgyz Journalist Temirov and Singer Nazarov 

By Catherine Putz
As preliminary hearings began last week, Temirov discovered that his Kyrgyz passport had been canceled already.

Gi-Wook Shin on Gwangju and South Korea’s Democracy
May 24, 2022

Gi-Wook Shin on Gwangju and South Korea’s Democracy

By Shannon Tiezzi
“The tragic outcome was a brutal wakeup call to Korean democratic movements.”

At Least 17 Perish as Refugee Boat Capsizes Off Myanmar Coast
May 24, 2022

At Least 17 Perish as Refugee Boat Capsizes Off Myanmar Coast

By Sebastian Strangio
The tragedy is a reminder of the unresolved Rohingya refugee crisis that has been largely eclipsed by the country's post-coup conflict.

Thailand’s Democrat Party: The Gloomy Light at the End of the Tunnel
May 24, 2022

Thailand’s Democrat Party: The Gloomy Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Punchada Sirivunnabood
A mere 11 years after its last term in government, the country's oldest party finds itself in the political wilderness.
Assessing Singapore’s Next Leader
May 23, 2022

Assessing Singapore’s Next Leader

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Linda Lim.

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