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Even as Virus Cases Soar, Nepal Re-Opens Mt. Everest
April 17, 2021

Even as Virus Cases Soar, Nepal Re-Opens Mt. Everest

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Amid a second wave of COVID-19 infections, hundreds of climbers are set to scale the world’s tallest mountain.

Hong Kong Tries to Boost Flagging COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign
April 17, 2021

Hong Kong Tries to Boost Flagging COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

By Jessie Lau
With public trust in tatters, vaccine hesitancy has become a serious hurdle for the government’s pandemic strategy.
The Nordic Paradox in Australia: Women’s Advancement and Male Resentment
April 16, 2021

The Nordic Paradox in Australia: Women’s Advancement and Male Resentment

By Grant Wyeth
Male resentment and status anxiety are globally destabilizing forces.

7 Years After Sewol Ferry Disaster, Bereaved Families Still Urge Government to Reveal the Truth
April 16, 2021

7 Years After Sewol Ferry Disaster, Bereaved Families Still Urge Government to Reveal the Truth

By Mitch Shin
Four years into a new presidential administration that promised transparency, families say key questions still remain shrouded in mystery.  

Time to Take Taiwan Studies Beyond America
April 16, 2021

Time to Take Taiwan Studies Beyond America

By Marcin Jerzewski and Sana Hashmi
Taiwan could gain outsized rewards from promoting the field in Australia, India, and Indonesia.

India’s Biggest Cities Shut Down as New COVID-19 Cases Hit 200K
April 16, 2021

India’s Biggest Cities Shut Down as New COVID-19 Cases Hit 200K

By Ashok Sharma
The soaring cases and deaths come just months after India thought it had seen the worst of the pandemic.

How South Korean Soldiers and YouTube Catapulted a K-Pop Girl Group to Fame
April 15, 2021

How South Korean Soldiers and YouTube Catapulted a K-Pop Girl Group to Fame

By Jenna Gibson
Brave Girls hit it big after a viral video popularized a four-year-old song.
Cambodia and Its ‘Dictator’ Struggle With the Pandemic
April 14, 2021

Cambodia and Its ‘Dictator’ Struggle With the Pandemic

By Luke Hunt
The WHO issues “dire warning” ahead of Khmer New Year.

Nepal’s Burn Violence Survivors Await New Law
April 13, 2021

Nepal’s Burn Violence Survivors Await New Law

By Arun Budhathoki
While victims of acid attacks are supported by the Nepal government, oil burn survivors have nowhere to go.

Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days
April 13, 2021

Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days

By Associated Press
In just over two weeks, Bhutan has vaccinated more of its population than any country in the world but the Seychelles.

Civil Society and China’s Global Media Footprint
April 12, 2021

Civil Society and China’s Global Media Footprint

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Sarah Cook.
VICE Asia Tampers with Khmer Rouge Tribunal Evidence
April 12, 2021

VICE Asia Tampers with Khmer Rouge Tribunal Evidence

By Luke Hunt
An insulting end to a messy week for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

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