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Evaluating Strategies to Address Online Radicalization in Singapore
January 18, 2022

Evaluating Strategies to Address Online Radicalization in Singapore

By Mohamed Bin Ali
The internet has developed into an easily accessible “open university” for hate speech and propaganda.
Aung San Suu Kyi Hit With 5 New Corruption Charges
January 17, 2022

Aung San Suu Kyi Hit With 5 New Corruption Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The 76-year-old leader now faces a barrage of more than 15 criminal charges, designed to consign her to an early – and forced – retirement.

South Korea’s Local Governments Rise to the Occasion
January 15, 2022

South Korea’s Local Governments Rise to the Occasion

By Yong Kwon
Local governments are pursuing unorthodox policy responses – from universal basic income to a government-backed food delivery app – to national challenges.

Kazakhstan: Local Politics and the Chaos in Almaty
January 14, 2022

Kazakhstan: Local Politics and the Chaos in Almaty

By Colleen Wood
Resolving discontent with Almaty’s local government will be an important step in Kazakhstan’s broader political reform efforts.

After Kazakhstan Unrest, Relatives Await Detainees’ Release
January 13, 2022

After Kazakhstan Unrest, Relatives Await Detainees’ Release

By Associated Press
Authorities have refused to allow relatives or lawyers to see the 12,000 people reportedly in custody, giving little information about them.
India State Assembly Elections: Where Is the Level Playing Field?
January 13, 2022

India State Assembly Elections: Where Is the Level Playing Field?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Multi-phase assembly elections will give parties with deeper pockets like the BJP an undue advantage.

Will the Ruling BJP Be Ousted in Uttar Pradesh?
January 13, 2022

Will the Ruling BJP Be Ousted in Uttar Pradesh?

By Kavita Chowdhury
Its principal rival, the Samajwadi Party, has stitched together alliances with parties representing the Backward Castes, Dalits, and Muslims.
Indonesia Begins Distributing Booster Shots as Omicron Makes Inroads
January 13, 2022

Indonesia Begins Distributing Booster Shots as Omicron Makes Inroads

By Sebastian Strangio
The government made a last-minute decision to ditch a plan that would have required most of the public to pay for the jabs.

A War of Words: Kazakhstan, Terrorists, and Protesters
January 12, 2022

A War of Words: Kazakhstan, Terrorists, and Protesters

By Catherine Putz
In a statement, several U.N. special rapporteurs condemned Kazakhstan’s broad use of the term “terrorism.”

Kazakhstan’s New Cabinet Features Many of the Same Ministers
January 12, 2022

Kazakhstan’s New Cabinet Features Many of the Same Ministers

By Paolo Sorbello
There was no radical change in the composition of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s team.

India’s Supreme Court Intervenes in Hate Speeches Against Muslims
January 12, 2022

India’s Supreme Court Intervenes in Hate Speeches Against Muslims

By Ashok Sharma
The apex court intervention relates to calls for genocide of Indian Muslims made at a Hindu religious conclave last month.
The Problem With Modi’s Repeal of India’s Farm Laws
January 12, 2022

The Problem With Modi’s Repeal of India’s Farm Laws

By Roshni Kapur
Both the laws’ passage and repeal demonstrate the Modi government’s lack of parliamentary procedure and public consultation. That means similar issues are likely to recur in the future.

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