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Mongolia’s Political Parties Showcase Candidates for the 2024 Parliamentary Election

Mongolia’s Political Parties Showcase Candidates for the 2024 Parliamentary Election

By Bolor Lkhaajav
As Mongolia goes to its first election with an enlarged parliament and new mixed representation electoral system, parties are including more diverse and young candidates.
Vietnam Arrests Second Labor Activist In a Month, Rights Group Claims

Vietnam Arrests Second Labor Activist In a Month, Rights Group Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
Vu Minh Tien, a prominent member of the state-controlled confederation of trade unions, was working to bring Vietnamese labor law into line with international standards.

Tens of Thousands Protest Bill to Expand Legislative Power in Taiwan

Tens of Thousands Protest Bill to Expand Legislative Power in Taiwan

By Brian Hioe
A move by the KMT and its ally, the TPP, to quickly pass the controversial bill sparked an angry response reminiscent of the 2014 Sunflower Movement.

Controversial Map in Nepal’s Currency Note Irks India

Controversial Map in Nepal’s Currency Note Irks India

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The Nepali map features territories that India also claims and is in control of.

What’s Behind the Deadly Riots in New Caledonia?

What’s Behind the Deadly Riots in New Caledonia?

By Adrian Muckle
The violent unrest in New Caledonia is alarming. Sadly, the island territory is no stranger to violence.
With Lai Ching-te Inauguration, Taiwan Has a New President

With Lai Ching-te Inauguration, Taiwan Has a New President

By Brian Hioe
Lai’s inaugural address was consistent with his pro-status quo platform on cross-strait relations. Domestic politics could pose a more immediate flashpoint, however.

Myanmar Military Could Be Tried For Crimes in New Zealand, NUG Says

Myanmar Military Could Be Tried For Crimes in New Zealand, NUG Says

By Luke Hunt
Anti-regime forces expected to focus on Yangon during the upcoming rainy season.
Vietnam’s National Assembly Approves New Chair, President Expected Soon

Vietnam’s National Assembly Approves New Chair, President Expected Soon

By Sebastian Strangio
The Vietnamese legislature is also expected to approve the elevation of To Lam, the powerful public security minister, to the presidency.

Making Sense of Recent Mass Protests in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir

Making Sense of Recent Mass Protests in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir

By Muneeb Yousuf and Mohd. Usman Bhatti
In addition to rising prices, Kashmiris are angry that Islamabad has denied them political autonomy and rights over the region’s resources.

Indian Parties Give Climate Issues the Cold Shoulder in Election Campaigns

Indian Parties Give Climate Issues the Cold Shoulder in Election Campaigns

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Even as India reels under a series of heatwaves and forest fires, environment and climate change issues are barely mentioned in campaign speeches and manifestos.

Thaksin Shinawatra and the Rise of Political Nihilism in Thailand

Thaksin Shinawatra and the Rise of Political Nihilism in Thailand

By Tita Sanglee
As expected, the newly rehabilitated former prime minister is again flaunting his political influence – to Thailand's detriment.
Taking Stock of Russia-Central Asia Relations in 2024

Taking Stock of Russia-Central Asia Relations in 2024

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What do Russia and the Central Asian republics stand to gain from each other?

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