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Myanmar’s Ethnic Groups Join Together to Reject Military Rule
February 27, 2021

Myanmar’s Ethnic Groups Join Together to Reject Military Rule

By Tom Fawthrop
The protest movement is boosted by rare ethnic solidarity as the nation unifies against the coup.

It’s Time for Australia to Reckon With the Reality of Sexual Violence
February 26, 2021

It’s Time for Australia to Reckon With the Reality of Sexual Violence

By Grant Wyeth
A drastic cultural shift is required not only within the parliament, but throughout the entire country.
The Politics Behind China’s COVID-19 Vaccine Choices
February 26, 2021

The Politics Behind China’s COVID-19 Vaccine Choices

By Bonnie Girard
China is keeping its vaccination campaign homegrown -- despite some reservations from the public.

The World Needs Democratic AI Principles
February 26, 2021

The World Needs Democratic AI Principles

By Alexander Vindman, Igor Jablokov, and Ian J. Lynch 
Democratic artificial intelligence principles are an essential guardrail in the age of great power competition.

Philippines Offers to Trade Nurses for COVID-19 Vaccines
February 26, 2021

Philippines Offers to Trade Nurses for COVID-19 Vaccines

By Nick Aspinwall
The country’s in-demand healthcare workers are outraged at a government proposal to send them to Europe in exchange for doses of vaccine.

China’s Soft Power Grows in the Philippines
February 26, 2021

China’s Soft Power Grows in the Philippines

By Jason Hung
China is using a targeted expansion of its pop culture and media in the Philippines to promote pro-China narratives and content.

Mongolia Starts Its COVID-19 Vaccinations
February 26, 2021

Mongolia Starts Its COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Uranbileg Tumurkhuyag
New Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene became the first to get his shot, kicking off Mongolia's vaccine campaign.
A Korean Poet Is the Latest Example of China’s ‘Cultural Imperialism’
February 26, 2021

A Korean Poet Is the Latest Example of China’s ‘Cultural Imperialism’

By Choi Seong Hyeon
Baidu’s introduction of a popular Korean poet as “Chinese” adds more fuel to the theory that China is trying to “steal” Korean cultural icons.

Unfriending Australia: Facebook’s Nuclear Option
February 24, 2021

Unfriending Australia: Facebook’s Nuclear Option

By Conor McLaughlin
How the current standoff between Facebook and the Australian government came about.

Japan’s Struggle for a Home-Grown COVID-19 Vaccine
February 24, 2021

Japan’s Struggle for a Home-Grown COVID-19 Vaccine

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan's lagging vaccine roll-out draws attention to the barriers in commercializing domestic vaccine production.

Korean Volleyball Players’ Abuse Case Triggers National Reckoning on Toxic Sports Culture 
February 23, 2021

Korean Volleyball Players’ Abuse Case Triggers National Reckoning on Toxic Sports Culture 

By Mitch Shin
Following reports alleging physical and verbal abuse by two female national volleyball team players, more and more professional athletes have been accused of bullying.  
John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Wat
February 23, 2021

John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Wat

By Sebastian Strangio
Cambodia's wondrous temples reflect the various stages of the country's history, from colonialism to revolution to the present era of mass tourism.

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