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The Resilience of East Asia’s LGBTQ Community
September 24, 2021

The Resilience of East Asia’s LGBTQ Community

By Nathanael Cheng, Molly Henry, and Seojung Kim
Amid challenges new and old, the LGBTQ communities in China, South Korea, and Taiwan are finding creative ways to move forward.

Can the World Get Aid to Afghanistan?
September 24, 2021

Can the World Get Aid to Afghanistan?

By Philip Smucker
Humanitarian aid experts desperately want to help, but their options are limited – especially if they want to avoid further empowering the Taliban.
Vaccination in an Indian Border District: Against All Odds
September 23, 2021

Vaccination in an Indian Border District: Against All Odds

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Treacherous terrain, poor connectivity, and low population density makes the vaccination drive in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley extremely challenging.

Under Taliban, Thriving Afghan Music Scene Heads to Silence
September 23, 2021

Under Taliban, Thriving Afghan Music Scene Heads to Silence

By Bernat Armangue
Afghanistan has a strong musical tradition and a thriving pop music scene -- now cowed into silence by the Taliban’s rise.

A Look at Punitive Psychiatric Detention in Uzbekistan
September 22, 2021

A Look at Punitive Psychiatric Detention in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
A new report catalogues the use of forced psychiatric detention to repress human rights activists in Uzbekistan, laying out the cases of six individual to illustrate the abusive practice.

‘We Were Them:’ Vietnamese Americans Help Afghan Refugees
September 21, 2021

‘We Were Them:’ Vietnamese Americans Help Afghan Refugees

By Amy Taxin
The crisis in Afghanistan has reopened painful wounds for many of the country's 2 million Vietnamese Americans, and spurred many to assist new arrivals.

A ‘Proof of Death’ Video From Xinjiang
September 20, 2021

A ‘Proof of Death’ Video From Xinjiang

By Ruth Ingram
The CCP’s attacks on Western media reports took a gruesome turn with a video purporting to detail how Uyghur Mihriay Erkin died.
Under Taliban Rule: Calm Chaos Prevails in Kabul 
September 18, 2021

Under Taliban Rule: Calm Chaos Prevails in Kabul 

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
A month after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the capital is calm but everything is uncertain. A nation lives in fear. 

New Zealand Abandons Cricket Tour of Pakistan Over Security Concerns
September 18, 2021

New Zealand Abandons Cricket Tour of Pakistan Over Security Concerns

By Rizwan Ali
New Zealand Cricket called off its first match in Pakistan in 18 years, even though Pakistan’s government insisted that “no security threat of any kind exists.”

Has the ‘China Initiative’ Run Its Course?
September 17, 2021

Has the ‘China Initiative’ Run Its Course?

By Shannon Tiezzi
After a resounding legal defeat, will the Justice Department change stance on the controversial program?

With Foreign Funds Frozen, Afghan Aid Groups Stuck in Limbo
September 16, 2021

With Foreign Funds Frozen, Afghan Aid Groups Stuck in Limbo

By Isabel Debre
Without access to its own or foreign funds, the interim government in Kabul can't even pay the import taxes needed to bring containers of badly needed food from a port in Pakistan.
India’s Family Planning: Moving the Needle from ‘Control’ to ‘Choice’
September 16, 2021

India’s Family Planning: Moving the Needle from ‘Control’ to ‘Choice’

By Debanjana Choudhuri
India’s family planning program focuses on birth limitation rather than planning, is skewed toward female sterilization, and excludes youth from the conversation.

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