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Malaysia: Graft Trial Highlights Influence of Ex-Premier’s Wife
February 06, 2020

Malaysia: Graft Trial Highlights Influence of Ex-Premier’s Wife

By Associated Press
A top prosecutor said she wielded considerable influence over her husband, former Prime Minister Najib Razak, due to her “overbearing nature."
Philippine Official Defends US Pact After Duterte Threat
February 06, 2020

Philippine Official Defends US Pact After Duterte Threat

By Associated Press
The Philippine foreign secretary warned that abrogating the Visiting Forces Agreement would threaten crucial security, trade, and economic interests.

The Singapore Model: Advocacy in an Authoritarian State
February 06, 2020

The Singapore Model: Advocacy in an Authoritarian State

By Low Minmin
Singapore has a class of activists who have found ways to advocate within boundaries and avoid punishments.

Singapore-Indonesia Relations in the Headlines With President’s First State Visit
February 06, 2020

Singapore-Indonesia Relations in the Headlines With President’s First State Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The visit spotlighted the management of the relationship and highlighted some newer areas of collaboration both sides are exploring.

Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws in the Headlines With Acquittal
February 06, 2020

Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws in the Headlines With Acquittal

By Associated Press
An Indonesian woman was acquitted of blasphemy charges for taking a dog into a mosque.
The Message Behind China’s Insta-Hospital
February 06, 2020

The Message Behind China’s Insta-Hospital

By Jasmine Chia
Building a hospital in 10 days is just the latest manifestation of China’s authoritarian tendency to display power through construction.

Afghan Media Outlets Protest Curtailed Access to Information
February 05, 2020

Afghan Media Outlets Protest Curtailed Access to Information

By Associated Press
Good laws are in place, but access to information remains a pervasive challenge for Afghanistan.
Myanmar’s Contested Civil-Military Relations in the Spotlight With New Spat
February 05, 2020

Myanmar’s Contested Civil-Military Relations in the Spotlight With New Spat

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent incident served as yet another reminder of the complex and contested dynamics of civil-military relations in the country and the sensitivities therein.

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Survives Internal Revolt
February 05, 2020

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Survives Internal Revolt

By Associated Press
Michael McCormack will keep his position as head of the Nationals, the junior partner in Australia’s governing coalition.

Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?
February 05, 2020

Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?

By Catherine Putz
Is the United States any closer to settling a long-discussed peace deal with the Taliban? Not really, if comments from top diplomats are anything to go by.

How Is the Coronavirus Shaping South Korea’s Cooperation With China and Northeast Asia?  
February 05, 2020

How Is the Coronavirus Shaping South Korea’s Cooperation With China and Northeast Asia?  

By Jaeho Hwang
The outbreak is shaping China’s interactions with the world, and South Korea is no exception.
The Shrinking Space for Minorities and Dissent in Sri Lanka
February 05, 2020

The Shrinking Space for Minorities and Dissent in Sri Lanka

By StoriesAsia
An interview with activist Ruki Fernando on Gotabaya’s presidency.

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