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September 20, 2019

The Deafening Silence of Pakistani Jihadists and Radicals on China's Uyghurs

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The position of radical groups on Xinjiang shows which ones are closer to the establishment.

September 20, 2019

How Torture Is Institutionalized in Sri Lanka

By Ana Pararajasingham
Many alleged torturers remain in senior police positions.
September 19, 2019

In Taiwan, Hong Kongers Call for Attention

By James X. Morris
Hong Kongers in Taipei lead a call for Taiwanese to pay attention and be wary.

September 19, 2019

Citizenship, Identity and Nepal’s Contested 2015 Constitution

By Nirnaya Bhatta and Maximillian Morch
The 2015 Constitution failed to address the demands of Madhesi and indigenous populations.

September 19, 2019

High Noon in Hong Kong

By Hugh Bohane
Hong Kong continues to convulse and cry out, “Five demands! Not one less!”

September 18, 2019

Taiwan Warns Against Travel to China, Hong Kong After Detention of Taiwanese Nationals

By Nick Aspinwall
Over 1 million Taiwanese nationals could be living or working in China, which remains Taiwan’s largest trading partner.
September 18, 2019

UMNO and PAS: A Frenemy Marriage?

By Michio Ueda
The new Malay-Muslim alliance between two major opposition forces could accelerate further polarization of Malaysian politics.

September 18, 2019

Japan’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle Plagued by Bribery Scandal

By Thisanka Siripala
The ruling party’s cabinet reshuffle has been overshadowed by a cash for influence scandal.

September 17, 2019

US Exit from Afghanistan: The Pakistan Factor

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from M. Nazif Shahrani

September 17, 2019

India Arrests Senior Kashmiri Leader Farooq Abdullah Under Controversial Law

By Sheikh Saaliq
Abdullah is the first pro-India Kashmiri politician to be detained under the Public Safety Act.

September 14, 2019

South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister

By Tae-jun Kang
The polarization from Cho Kuk's nomination threatens to hang over Korean politics for a while.
September 13, 2019

Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?

By Ian J. Lynch
Bipartisan legislation introduced this week seeks to tackle abuse of INTERPOL by autocracies.

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