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Police Reforms Are Necessary in Punjab Province. Why Won’t PTI Do It?
September 18, 2020

Police Reforms Are Necessary in Punjab Province. Why Won’t PTI Do It?

By Umair Jamal
Why has it become impossible to reform Punjab’s police under the PTI government?

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Slowly Tightens Its Grip
September 18, 2020

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Slowly Tightens Its Grip

By Sebastian Strangio
After weathering the early stages of the pandemic, several Southeast Asian nations are in the midst of worrying spikes of COVID-19.
The Desperation of Japan’s Detained Asylum Seekers
September 18, 2020

The Desperation of Japan’s Detained Asylum Seekers

By Taku Suzuki
A look back at the wave of hunger strikes among detained asylum seekers in Japan last year.

What Role Does the State Play in Pakistan’s Anti-Shia Hysteria?
September 17, 2020

What Role Does the State Play in Pakistan’s Anti-Shia Hysteria?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Recent anti-Shia demonstrations in Karachi raise uncomfortable questions about the possible involvement of the Pakistani establishment.

Singaporean Earns Temporary Reprieve in Capital Drug Case
September 17, 2020

Singaporean Earns Temporary Reprieve in Capital Drug Case

By Sebastian Strangio
But for those opposing the death penalty in Singapore, the decision marks just one tiny step toward abolition.

Pakistani Parliamentarian Introduces Legislation That Would Punish Criticism of the Military
September 17, 2020

Pakistani Parliamentarian Introduces Legislation That Would Punish Criticism of the Military

By Abhijnan Rej
The latest move by a PTI member once again suggests that the Khan government is doing the powerful army’s bidding in Pakistan.

China Isn’t Hiding the Border Tensions With India From Its Public Anymore
September 16, 2020

China Isn’t Hiding the Border Tensions With India From Its Public Anymore

By Aadil Brar
China has loosened its restrictions on reporting about the border standoff, while still practicing heavy-handed opinion shaping tactics.
How Identity Politics Overshadowed Hong Kong
September 15, 2020

How Identity Politics Overshadowed Hong Kong

By Jin Kai
An interview with Wong Tsz Yuen, senior reporter at Phoenix TV, on the past, present, and future of Hong Kong through the lens of “identity politics.”

Bangladesh in the Shadow of Censorship
September 14, 2020

Bangladesh in the Shadow of Censorship

By Azeez Intizar and Sabrina Majed
Since independence, political censorship and rising Islamism have combined to muzzle journalists and activists in the country.

Comparing Pandemic Responses in Bangladesh and Kerala
September 14, 2020

Comparing Pandemic Responses in Bangladesh and Kerala

By M Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia
Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response shows the need for increased state capacity in meeting challenges and shocks.

Sherlock Holmes in Seoul? South Korea Opens the Door for ‘Private Detectives’ 
September 12, 2020

Sherlock Holmes in Seoul? South Korea Opens the Door for ‘Private Detectives’ 

By Tae-jun Kang
South Korea takes a small step toward permitting – and potentially regulating – a previously banned profession.
Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19
September 11, 2020

Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19

By Andrew Nachemson
Anti-migrant -- and especially anti-Rohingya and anti-Rakhine -- sentiments are undermining efforts to control the pandemic.

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