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Kyrgyz Politician Arrested for Involvement in October Unrest Begins Hunger Strike
July 27, 2021

Kyrgyz Politician Arrested for Involvement in October Unrest Begins Hunger Strike

By Catherine Putz
Jenish Moldokmatov, a harsh critic of President Japarov, is facing charges of orchestrating riots during last October's unrest; the same unrest that saw Japarov rise to power.

How China Missed Its COVID-19 Opportunity
July 27, 2021

How China Missed Its COVID-19 Opportunity

By Ben Moeller
After initial missteps, Beijing had the chance to be the envy of the world for its pandemic management. What went wrong?
Philippine President Duterte Unabashedly Threatens to Kill Drug Dealers
July 27, 2021

Philippine President Duterte Unabashedly Threatens to Kill Drug Dealers

By Jim Gomez
Duterte devoted most of a rambling, nearly three-hour televised speech to non-pandemic topics he has addressed repeatedly in the past.

Malaysia’s Parliament Opens After 7 Months, Emergency to End
July 27, 2021

Malaysia’s Parliament Opens After 7 Months, Emergency to End

By Eileen Ng
The reopening has been criticized as a sham, as the five-day session is limited to reviewing the government's COVID-19 response and there are no plans for any votes.

As China Rolled Out Its COVID-19 Shots, Victims of Earlier Vaccine Scandals Vanished
July 24, 2021

As China Rolled Out Its COVID-19 Shots, Victims of Earlier Vaccine Scandals Vanished

By Renee Xia
China’s habit of disappearing and censoring critics is not the way to win trust in its vaccine industry.

Pakistan Sees Surge in Silencing of Mainstream and Social Media
July 23, 2021

Pakistan Sees Surge in Silencing of Mainstream and Social Media

By Waleed Tariq
Attempts to reign in the media have grown since 2018, when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf came to power.

Australia Struggles With Moral Obligation to Aid Afghan Partners
July 23, 2021

Australia Struggles With Moral Obligation to Aid Afghan Partners

By Joshua Mcdonald
Afghan interpreters plead for support from the Australian government as the threat from the Taliban increases.
Myanmar Shadow Government Forms COVID-19 Task Force
July 23, 2021

Myanmar Shadow Government Forms COVID-19 Task Force

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Unity Government hopes to capitalize on the junta's incompetent response to the current COVID-19 surge.

A Foreign Correspondent in Academia
July 22, 2021

A Foreign Correspondent in Academia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation about jailed colleagues in Myanmar, the COVID-19 pandemic, and teaching journalism.

“We Are Stronger than Their Injustice”: Indian Farmers Strengthen Protest Amid COVID-19 Surge
July 22, 2021

“We Are Stronger than Their Injustice”: Indian Farmers Strengthen Protest Amid COVID-19 Surge

By Tarushi Aswani
Despite a severe COVID-19 outbreak and waning international attention, India's farmers are keeping up the fight.

Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply
July 22, 2021

Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply

By Chalida Ekvittayavechnukul
The country's slow vaccine rollout has heaped pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's government.
Ted Cruz Blocking State Department Nominees Over Nord Stream 2
July 22, 2021

Ted Cruz Blocking State Department Nominees Over Nord Stream 2

By Catherine Putz
With news of a deal on the pipeline, Cruz isn’t getting what he wants. Will he finally let important diplomatic posts be filled?

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