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Amid Shortages and Turmoil, Sri Lanka Grinds to a Halt
July 03, 2022

Amid Shortages and Turmoil, Sri Lanka Grinds to a Halt

By M.R. Narayan Swamy
Sri Lankan economists warn that the country could face a famine-like situation in a few months.

India Hindus Begin Pilgrimage in Kashmir Amid Heavy Security
July 01, 2022

India Hindus Begin Pilgrimage in Kashmir Amid Heavy Security

By Aijaz Hussain
Officials say pilgrims face heightened threat of attacks from rebels fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir.
Rohingya Man Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh
June 30, 2022

Rohingya Man Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh

By Samaya Anjum
The language of the ruling reveals racist treatment of the Rohingya community amid growing calls for their repatriation.

Assimilation: China’s Failed Strategy in Xinjiang
June 30, 2022

Assimilation: China’s Failed Strategy in Xinjiang

By Bonnie Girard
China’s approach to Xinjiang rests on forced assimilation, a difficult task in a society where even those who wish to assimilate struggle to do so.

The Revival of Islam in Turkmenistan
June 30, 2022

The Revival of Islam in Turkmenistan

By Merdan Amanov
Although Islam has been a part of Turkmen culture for centuries, public practice of Islam was largely suppressed during the Soviet Union and in the early independence era, too.

Indonesia Shuts Down Bar Chain Following Blasphemy Controversy
June 30, 2022

Indonesia Shuts Down Bar Chain Following Blasphemy Controversy

By Sebastian Strangio
Blasphemy prosecutions have become more common over the past two decades, undermining Indonesia's reputation as a moderate Islamic state.

Nepal Plans to Lower Age at Marriage
June 30, 2022

Nepal Plans to Lower Age at Marriage

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The minimum age was set higher to ensure that girls finish school, become independent and make informed choices. Will the proposed change reverse the gains achieved?
Opinion Poll Reveals Australian Public’s Collapsing Trust in China
June 29, 2022

Opinion Poll Reveals Australian Public’s Collapsing Trust in China

By Sebastian Strangio
The latest Lowy Institute public opinion survey found that the public feels less safe in 2022, due to China's growing power and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

As Baloch Women Raise Their Voices, the State Cracks Down
June 29, 2022

As Baloch Women Raise Their Voices, the State Cracks Down

By Somaiyah Hafeez
The rise in Baloch women’s activism – and terrorism – has accompanied a new willingness by authorities to target women with state-sanctioned violence.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Continues in Japan
June 28, 2022

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Continues in Japan

By Airin Ri
A ruling by the Osaka district court reflects the same outdated rhetoric as the conservative government.

Domestic and Global Political Impacts of K-Pop: BoA, BTS, and Beyond
June 28, 2022

Domestic and Global Political Impacts of K-Pop: BoA, BTS, and Beyond

By Jason Bartlett
Korean entertainment, in particular K-Pop, has provided a unique opportunity for Seoul to improve its global standing.
Rohingya Refugee Children Face Uncertainty in India
June 28, 2022

Rohingya Refugee Children Face Uncertainty in India

By Mehran Bhat
In refugee camps in Jammu, children avoid going out to study or play as they fear being attacked by right-wing groups or detained by police.

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