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Corruption Issues Loom Large as Mongolia Prepares to Vote

Corruption Issues Loom Large as Mongolia Prepares to Vote

By Michael Kohn
The ruling MPP has the advantage in polling, but domestic grievances could help opposition parties gain seats.
Low Voter Turnout, Apathy Mar Bangladesh’s Local Elections

Low Voter Turnout, Apathy Mar Bangladesh’s Local Elections

By Saqlain Rizve
A number of factors, including perceived electoral irregularities, a lack of genuine competition, and disenchantment with local governance, has eroded public trust in the electoral process.

The Consequences of India’s Election Surprise

The Consequences of India’s Election Surprise

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Modi, and the BJP, will return to power but with their smallest majority to date. What, if any, are the consequences for Indian domestic and foreign policy?

Decoding India’s Elections: How Modi’s Grip Loosened 

Decoding India’s Elections: How Modi’s Grip Loosened 

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Modi's BJP lost its majority, meaning it will be heavily dependent on allies this term.

Drop in Support for Narendra Modi Will Force Him to Rely on Coalition Partners

Drop in Support for Narendra Modi Will Force Him to Rely on Coalition Partners

By Krutika Pathi, Sheikh Saaliq and David Rising
Allies can be expected to “extract their pound of flesh, both in terms of policymaking and government formation,” in exchange for their support.
Modi Wins But Is Shackled. Muslims Get Respite From Hindutva

Modi Wins But Is Shackled. Muslims Get Respite From Hindutva

By Muqtedar Khan
The election result will restore the faith of Indian Muslims in their own power to shape politics. Their overwhelming vote for the opposition helped prevent a landslide victory for Hindutva.

Modi Wins a Third Term But the Opposition INDIA Bloc Cuts Incumbent BJP Down to Size 

Modi Wins a Third Term But the Opposition INDIA Bloc Cuts Incumbent BJP Down to Size 

By Kavita Chowdhury
In a telling blow, the BJP even lost in the constituency that includes the Ram Temple, in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Pakistan’s Imran Khan Acquitted of Leaking State Secrets, But Remains in Prison on Other Charges

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Acquitted of Leaking State Secrets, But Remains in Prison on Other Charges

By Associated Press
The former PM had been convicted in January of treason and sentenced to 10 years over the “cipher case.”

Trump Joins TikTok and Calls It ‘An Honor.’ As President He Once Tried to Ban the App

Trump Joins TikTok and Calls It ‘An Honor.’ As President He Once Tried to Ban the App

By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert, and Meg Kinnard
Democratic President Joe Biden signed legislation in April that could ban TikTok in the U.S., even as his campaign joined in February and has tried to work with influencers.

Tin Oo, Former General and Founder of Myanmar’s NLD, Dies at 97

Tin Oo, Former General and Founder of Myanmar’s NLD, Dies at 97

By Sebastian Strangio
During his long career, Tin Oo played important roles on both sides of the struggle between the military and the pro-democracy movement.

A Changed Hong Kong Is Stamping out Memories of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

A Changed Hong Kong Is Stamping out Memories of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

By Yaqiu Wang
As the anniversary approached, authorities heaped new charges on a jailed vigil organizer. 
Modi Touts India’s Roaring Economy as He Seeks Reelection, But Many Feel Left Behind

Modi Touts India’s Roaring Economy as He Seeks Reelection, But Many Feel Left Behind

By Krutika Pathi and Sheikh Saaliq
Modi’s challengers hope to benefit from economic issues including high unemployment, persistent poverty, and inequality.

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