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North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up
May 27, 2022

North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up

By Justin Fendos
Given Omicron statistics from elsewhere, North Korea is either massively over-reporting cases or massively under-reporting deaths.

‘It Doesn’t Matter If We Get Killed,’ Afghanistan’s Hazaras Speak Out
May 27, 2022

‘It Doesn’t Matter If We Get Killed,’ Afghanistan’s Hazaras Speak Out

By Nilly Kohzad
Hazaras targeted in repeated attacks in Taliban-led Afghanistan share their deep concerns and dreams of a better future.
How Do North Korea’s COVID Quarantines Work?
May 26, 2022

How Do North Korea’s COVID Quarantines Work?

By Mun Dong Hui
A glimpse at how North Korea is managing home and centralized quarantines – and the penalties for escaping.

The Language of the China-Russia Soft Power Rivalry in Uzbekistan
May 26, 2022

The Language of the China-Russia Soft Power Rivalry in Uzbekistan

By Niginakhon Uralova
The China-Russia soft power rivalry in Uzbekistan plays out most clearly via language and education programs.

Internet Severed Again in Tajikistan’s GBAO
May 25, 2022

Internet Severed Again in Tajikistan’s GBAO

By Catherine Putz
For much of the last six months, the internet has been either inaccessible or heavily curtailed in Tajikistan’s eastern autonomous region.

Imagine a World Without the Taj Mahal
May 24, 2022

Imagine a World Without the Taj Mahal

By Muqtedar Khan
Will the Qutub Minar and the Taj Mahal too be destroyed by Hindutva vandals like the 500-old Babri Masjid and replaced with temples?

Is Shanghai’s Lockdown Over?
May 23, 2022

Is Shanghai’s Lockdown Over?

By John Darwin Van Fleet
Not yet – it’s still life in limbo for many of Shanghai’s residents.
In Northern Nepal, New Roadways Threaten an Ancient Culture
May 23, 2022

In Northern Nepal, New Roadways Threaten an Ancient Culture

By Tulsi Rauniyar
New infrastructure projects have brought economic opportunity and increased access to health care and education. But they have also exacted a cost.

How Philippine Education Contributed to the Return of the Marcoses
May 23, 2022

How Philippine Education Contributed to the Return of the Marcoses

By Franz Jan Santos
The inclusion of factual errors and blatant misinformation in school textbooks has provided fertile soil for the historical revisionism of the Marcos clan and its allies.

China’s ‘Little Gaokao’: A Choice for the Choiceless
May 20, 2022

China’s ‘Little Gaokao’: A Choice for the Choiceless

By Yang Yaqi
China’s graduate entrance exam offers hope – and few guarantees. But amid an uncertain future, more and more young Chinese are signing up.

Can Digital Governance Strengthen Mongolia’s Democratic Institutions?
May 20, 2022

Can Digital Governance Strengthen Mongolia’s Democratic Institutions?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia sees e-government as essential to eliminating red tape and fighting corruption. How are its efforts faring thus far?
What Comes Next in North Korea’s Battle With Omicron?
May 19, 2022

What Comes Next in North Korea’s Battle With Omicron?

By Justin Fendos
How bad might North Korea’s first COVID-19 outbreak get, and what options does the international community have in responding?

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