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What a Tamil Language School in Sri Lanka Tells Us About the Reconciliation Process

What a Tamil Language School in Sri Lanka Tells Us About the Reconciliation Process

By Niru Perera
Language is a critical part of the country's moves toward post-war reconciliation, especially when it comes to grassroots efforts.

How India’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Impacted Menstrual Health

How India’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Impacted Menstrual Health

By Karan Babbar
Limited access to period products during India’s COVID lockdowns highlighted how far public health initiatives have to go when it comes to menstruation.
South Korean Government Warns Striking Doctors to Return to Work or Face Legal Action

South Korean Government Warns Striking Doctors to Return to Work or Face Legal Action

By Hyung-jin Kim
About 7,800 medical interns and residents in South Korea have walked off their jobs this week to protest the government’s push to recruit more medical students.

Southeast Asia’s Reactionaries Can Embrace Same-Sex Marriage

Southeast Asia’s Reactionaries Can Embrace Same-Sex Marriage

By David Hutt
As in the West, extending marriage rights to same-sex couples will only serve to strengthen the social fabric.

The Self-Defeating Nature of Thailand’s ‘Soft Power’ Push

The Self-Defeating Nature of Thailand’s ‘Soft Power’ Push

By Mark S. Cogan
A genuine flowering of popular culture would inevitably showcase the repressive nature of the Thai state.

War Crimes and the Meaning of Genocide

War Crimes and the Meaning of Genocide

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with war crimes lawyer Michael Karnavas.

Nepal’s Gods and Goddesses Are Returning Home

Nepal’s Gods and Goddesses Are Returning Home

By Binaj Gurubacharya
Idols and masks of Hindu deities stolen from the Himalayan country are being returned by museums and private collectors abroad.
Why Cambodia Needs to Incorporate More Women Into Its Foreign Policy Process

Why Cambodia Needs to Incorporate More Women Into Its Foreign Policy Process

By Thong Sariputta
The country and the region would benefit from women's greater involvement in diplomacy and foreign affairs.

After Leak, Safety Panel Urges Fukushima Nuclear Plant Operator to Communicate Better 

After Leak, Safety Panel Urges Fukushima Nuclear Plant Operator to Communicate Better 

By Mari Yamaguchi
Last week’s leak of highly radioactive water could have been prevented, experts said, urging TEPCO to “very quickly communicate to the public what happened and why.”

‘Cigarette Girl’ Is a Big Streaming Hit in Indonesia 

‘Cigarette Girl’ Is a Big Streaming Hit in Indonesia 

By Sribala Subramanian
Is kretek nostalgia undercutting the country's campaign to curb tobacco use?

China’s YouTube Propaganda in Latin America 

China’s YouTube Propaganda in Latin America 

By Sascha Hannig Nuñez
The efforts are obvious, but many of the videos fail to garner significant attention.
Unpacking the Layers of China’s Spring Festival Gala

Unpacking the Layers of China’s Spring Festival Gala

By Nick Carraway
This year, three trends stood out amid the Gala’s presentations, echoing through other official policies.

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