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Afghan Clerics’ Assembly Urges Recognition of Taliban Government
July 04, 2022

Afghan Clerics’ Assembly Urges Recognition of Taliban Government

By Rahim Faiez
The gathering of Taliban officials and supporters warned Afghans against "any kind of cooperation" with the ISKP, the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate.

Xi Defends Vision of Hong Kong on 25th Anniversary of Return
July 02, 2022

Xi Defends Vision of Hong Kong on 25th Anniversary of Return

By Zen Soo
Xi Jinping praised the city for overcoming “violent social unrest” and emphasized Beijing’s “comprehensive jurisdiction” over Hong Kong.
New Constitutional Amendments in Mongolia: Real Reform or Political Opportunism?
July 01, 2022

New Constitutional Amendments in Mongolia: Real Reform or Political Opportunism?

By Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva
There are serious issue with Mongolia's political system. Will the current proposals for constitutional amendment address those problems?

Xi Visits a Changed Hong Kong for Handover Anniversary
July 01, 2022

Xi Visits a Changed Hong Kong for Handover Anniversary

By Zen Soo
China's top leader is paying his first visit to Hong Kong since the massive protests of 2019 – and the resulting National Security Law that has reshaped life in the city.

How the War in Ukraine Could Change Japan’s Refugee Policies
July 01, 2022

How the War in Ukraine Could Change Japan’s Refugee Policies

By Jakob Ranglin Grissler
The case of the Ukrainian refugees, who do not fall into the traditional definition of refugees, could add momentum to efforts to overhaul Japan’s refugee and immigration policies.

Indian Australians Fastest Growing Group in Australia
June 30, 2022

Indian Australians Fastest Growing Group in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Since 2016 India has leapfrogged both New Zealand and China to become the third largest country of birth in Australia after Australia itself and the United Kingdom. 

Dictator’s Son Marcos Jr. Takes Oath as Philippine President
June 30, 2022

Dictator’s Son Marcos Jr. Takes Oath as Philippine President

By Jim Gomez
The inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. caps off a remarkable 36-year comeback for his controversial family.
Hong Kong’s Dismantled Society
June 30, 2022

Hong Kong’s Dismantled Society

By Michael Mo
The remaking of Hong Kong includes weakening or disbanding political representation down to the neighborhood level.

India’s Struggle Between Democracy and Authoritarianism
June 29, 2022

India’s Struggle Between Democracy and Authoritarianism

By Muqtedar Khan
The state, its judiciary, and law enforcement agencies have been captured in the service of communal politics.

Hindu Man Killed as Religious Tensions Boil in India
June 29, 2022

Hindu Man Killed as Religious Tensions Boil in India

By Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi
The killing, which follows a string of attacks by Hindu nationalists on religious minorities, represents a dramatic escalation of communal violence in the country.

Philippine Authorities Order News Site Rappler to Shut Down
June 29, 2022

Philippine Authorities Order News Site Rappler to Shut Down

By Sebastian Strangio
The news site has published numerous exposes of the Duterte administration's "drug war" and other government abuses.
Co-Founder of Fact-Checking Website Arrested in India
June 29, 2022

Co-Founder of Fact-Checking Website Arrested in India

By Sudha Ramachandran
Mohammed Zubair’s work, which was critical of the government and outed peddlers of fake news, seems to have ruffled feathers.

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