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Closing the Gender Gap in Uzbekistan’s Universities
August 09, 2022

Closing the Gender Gap in Uzbekistan’s Universities

By Niginakhon bintu Saida
President Mirziyoyev’s new government is taking measures to close the gender gap in the country's education sector as the higher education system goes through major changes. 

Higher Education in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan: Threatened But Not Gone
August 09, 2022

Higher Education in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan: Threatened But Not Gone

By Abdul Aziz Mohibbi and Noah Coburn
Both male and female students trying to continue their university educations are struggling.
South Korea’s Demographic Trends Continue to Decline
August 09, 2022

South Korea’s Demographic Trends Continue to Decline

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea’s population decline is following the U.N.’s most negative projections, with major implications for the country’s economic future.

Does the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality Need to Be Abolished? 
August 05, 2022

Does the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality Need to Be Abolished? 

By Britt Robinson
A simple rebrand could make MOGEF a strong ally of the Yoon administration for solving many of the crises facing the South Korean public.

Uzbekistan Unblocks Twitter, TikTok Still Restricted
August 04, 2022

Uzbekistan Unblocks Twitter, TikTok Still Restricted

By Catherine Putz
The blocking and unblocking of certain social media platforms over the last year stems from a data localization law signed in January 2021.

Japan Truckmaker Hino Says Emissions Data Faked for 20 years
August 02, 2022

Japan Truckmaker Hino Says Emissions Data Faked for 20 years

By Yuri Kageyama
Teams that were developing engines knew they couldn't meet targets and felt so pressured they falsified test results.

UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Rulings of Hong Kong’s Top Court
July 29, 2022

UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Rulings of Hong Kong’s Top Court

By Eric Lai
The Committee’s call to repeal the National Security Law got the most press, but its criticism of the Court of Final Appeal is also important.
What Do Chinese People Really Think About Some of China’s Important Partners?
July 28, 2022

What Do Chinese People Really Think About Some of China’s Important Partners?

By Kristina Kironska, Yiju Chen, and Richard Q. Turcsanyi
A recent survey delves into Chinese perceptions of the U.S., Russia, Japan, Europe, Africa, and Singapore.

‘Honor Killings’ Continue Unabated in Pakistan
July 28, 2022

‘Honor Killings’ Continue Unabated in Pakistan

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
While most victims of crimes committed in the name of protecting family honor are women, men too fall prey to this horrific practice.

Japan’s Record-Breaking Summer COVID-19 Surge
July 28, 2022

Japan’s Record-Breaking Summer COVID-19 Surge

By Thisanka Siripala
The government has shifted its focus from prevention to priority treatment for the severely ill amid strains on the healthcare system.

Uzbekistan’s Religious Figures React to Karakalpakstan Unrest
July 27, 2022

Uzbekistan’s Religious Figures React to Karakalpakstan Unrest

By Niginakhon bintu Saida
Given the increasingly prominent role of Islam in Uzbekistan's society, Muslim leaders felt it necessary to chime in on the recent protests.
Micronesia’s First COVID-19 Outbreak Balloons, Causing Alarm
July 26, 2022

Micronesia’s First COVID-19 Outbreak Balloons, Causing Alarm

By Nick Perry
Micronesia has logged over 1,000 cases just a week since becoming the final nation in the world with a population of more than 100,000 to experience a COVID outbreak.

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