The Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar
By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Families are fragmented, people are struggling for jobs and education. Essential commodities are scarce, and their prices are skyrocketing.
As China Censors Homegrown Feminism, a Feminist Scholar From Japan Is on Its Bestseller Lists
By Kanis Leung
Japanese scholar Chizuko Ueno doesn’t write about China, but Chinese women are drawn to her critiques of the patriarchal pressures on women.
Myths and Realities of ‘Gender Apartheid’ in Afghanistan Under the Taliban
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Can U.N. efforts ever work to reverse the policies of the Taliban?
Measuring the Power and Legitimacy of Uzbekistan’s Islamic Leaders
By Niginakhon Saida
The popularity of religious figures in Uzbekistan is tied to their legitimacy, itself derived from their formal positions within government-affiliated religious institutions.
Cambodia To Block Release of Chinese Cyber-Scam Film
By Sebastian Strangio
The Ministry of Culture claims that “No More Bets," which has topped the box office in China, could damage the country's reputation.
Pakistan’s Fatal Electricity Bills
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Inflation and taxes have sent Pakistani electric bills soaring, leading to protests, shuttered businesses, and a wave of suicides.
Kazakhstan Publishes List of Entities and Individuals Receiving Foreign Funding
By Catherine Putz
When is a list not just a list?
South Korea’s Constitutional Court Strikes Down Law Banning Anti-Pyongyang Leafleting
By Kim Tong-hyung
The law was crafted by the previous liberal government in Seoul, which desperately pushed for inter-Korean engagement.
South Korea Breezes Through First Day of League of Legends Competition in Asian Games Esports
By David Rising
Esports takes its place this year at the Asian Games as a competition sport for the first time.
Cricket: Asian Games Today, Olympic Games in 2028?
By Stephen Wade
The Asian Games offer a preview of what could soon be coming to the Olympics. That’s surely the case with cricket.
How China’s Propaganda Infiltrated Radio Stations in Europe
By Ivana Karásková
State-owned China Radio International is airing its content without attribution on commercial radio stations in Europe.
Does God Need To Be Defended By Law?
By Aisyah Llewellyn
An Indonesian influencer was this week sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy under the country's infamous Article 156a.