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Five Decades On, Cambodia Is Taking Ownership of Its Troubled Past

Five Decades On, Cambodia Is Taking Ownership of Its Troubled Past

By Peter Maguire
In the mid-1970s, Pol Pot's black-clad armies turned the country into a byword for man-made horror. Now the country is moving on – in its own fashion.

Thailand’s Senate Approves Landmark Bill Legalizing Same-sex Marriage

Thailand’s Senate Approves Landmark Bill Legalizing Same-sex Marriage

By Associated Press
Once signed into law by the King, Thailand will become the third Asian country to recognize same-sex marriage, after Taiwan and Nepal.
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu and the French Colonial Legacy in Vietnam

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu and the French Colonial Legacy in Vietnam

By Buu Nguyen
Seven decades after the communist victory, memories have dimmed and the two nations have built a friendship atop the positive legacies of French rule.

In Bangkok, Myanmar’s Exiles Find Space and Time to Rebuild

In Bangkok, Myanmar’s Exiles Find Space and Time to Rebuild

By Morgan Reinwald
Art houses, tea, and kickboxing offer jobs – and some respite – from the country’s ongoing conflict.

Afghanistan Under the Taliban: No Country for Women

Afghanistan Under the Taliban: No Country for Women

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Afghan women are tremendously resilient. But resilience can’t last forever on its own; it needs to be supported and nurtured.  

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Art Imitates Life in Indonesian Horror Film – But is Anyone Entertained?

Art Imitates Life in Indonesian Horror Film – But is Anyone Entertained?

By Aisyah Llewellyn
The hit film “Vina: Sebelum 7 Hari” drew its inspiration from the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in 2016, prompting accusations of bad taste.

Zahra Joya on the Resilience of Afghanistan’s Women in the Face of Patriarchy and Pressure

Zahra Joya on the Resilience of Afghanistan’s Women in the Face of Patriarchy and Pressure

By Catherine Putz
Even before the Taliban takeover, Afghanistan's media landscape was largely male-dominated; women's stories were either underreported or misrepresented. So Joya founded Rukhshana Media.
China’s AI Gambit: Old Tricks for a New Game

China’s AI Gambit: Old Tricks for a New Game

By Shaoyu Yuan
Rather than pushing the boundaries of innovation, Beijing seeks to mold existing AI technologies to fit its own socio-political objectives.

Taiwan’s LGBTQ Progress Under Lai Ching-te: From Rhetoric to Action

Taiwan’s LGBTQ Progress Under Lai Ching-te: From Rhetoric to Action

By Huynh Tam Sang and Phan Van Tim
With the DPP’s legacy on marriage equality as a springboard, President Lai should advance LGBTQ rights in Taiwan through a two-pronged strategy.

Why India and Pakistan’s T20 Cricket Showdown in New York Is Such a Big Deal

Why India and Pakistan’s T20 Cricket Showdown in New York Is Such a Big Deal

By Umer Hussain, M. Fahad Humayun, Simran Kaur Sethi, and Steve Bien-Aime
Cricket advocates could not have written a better script: a raucous crowd cheering on a rare matchup between cricket’s biggest rivals, taking place in the biggest media market in the U.S.

Tibetan Participation in India’s Elections: Past, Present, and Future

Tibetan Participation in India’s Elections: Past, Present, and Future

By Kalyani Yeola and Tenzing Dhamdul
Historically, Tibetans have been reluctant to claim Indian citizenship (and their right to vote) over fears of losing their distinct identity. That is changing.
Keeping Kyrgyz Journalism Afloat While the Island of Democracy Sinks

Keeping Kyrgyz Journalism Afloat While the Island of Democracy Sinks

By Aigerim Turgunbaeva and Sher Khashimov
“One way or another, our journalists will do what matters.” 

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