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The Dilemma Over the Blasphemy Law in Pakistan
December 07, 2021

The Dilemma Over the Blasphemy Law in Pakistan

By Niha Dagia
The mob killing of a Sri Lankan is the culmination of a fire lit decades ago, when a doctrinaire interpretation of Islam was allowed to thrive in a politically driven move to legitimize religious intolerance.

As the Dust Settles from Kyrgyzstan’s Election, What Next?
December 07, 2021

As the Dust Settles from Kyrgyzstan’s Election, What Next?

By Catherine Putz
As Kyrgyzstan’s new parliament takes shape, Japarov has the government he asked for. Now for the hard part: governing.
Inside Dostum’s Mansion: Afghanistan’s Inequality Laid Bare
December 06, 2021

Inside Dostum’s Mansion: Afghanistan’s Inequality Laid Bare

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
The corrupt system of the past might be gone, but the new chapter in Afghanistan’s history is unlikely to be much better. 

Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 Years
December 06, 2021

Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 Years

By Grant Peck
The sentences relate to just two of the more than 10 criminal charges facing the country's ousted leader.

Myanmar Army Truck Runs Down Protesters Ahead of Suu Kyi Verdict
December 06, 2021

Myanmar Army Truck Runs Down Protesters Ahead of Suu Kyi Verdict

By Sebastian Strangio
The attack was just the latest in a series of bloody attacks committed by the security forces against those protesting the military coup.

Bangladesh’s Identity Crisis: To Be or Not to Be Secular
December 06, 2021

Bangladesh’s Identity Crisis: To Be or Not to Be Secular

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Fifty years after it gained its independence, Bangladesh’s commitment to secularism remains shaky.

Group Notes ‘Dramatic Spike’ in Reprisals Against Opposition MPs in Southeast Asia
December 06, 2021

Group Notes ‘Dramatic Spike’ in Reprisals Against Opposition MPs in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights says 2021 has been a "a dark year for human rights in Southeast Asia."
Cambodia Bans US Visits to Ream Naval Base After Sanctions
December 06, 2021

Cambodia Bans US Visits to Ream Naval Base After Sanctions

By Luke Hunt
Prime Minister Hun Sen says the naval base is “not a place for thieves or robbers.”

Cambodia’s Political Succession Could Get Messy
December 03, 2021

Cambodia’s Political Succession Could Get Messy

By David Hutt
Hun Sen made it official: he is positioning his eldest son as his successor. Is the CPP ready for a generational change?

Mamata Banerjee Shakes up the Status Quo
December 03, 2021

Mamata Banerjee Shakes up the Status Quo

By Kavita Chowdhury
The West Bengal Chief Minister aims to lead the opposition in the fight against India’s ruling BJP.

Why the Fight for the Philippines Vice Presidency Matters
December 03, 2021

Why the Fight for the Philippines Vice Presidency Matters

By Mong Palatino
Whoever wins the number two slot could end up playing a significant political role in the next administration.
Cambodian PM Backs His Son Hun Manet to Succeed Him
December 03, 2021

Cambodian PM Backs His Son Hun Manet to Succeed Him

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's announcement offered the strongest signal of support for his 44-year-old son.

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