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The Danger of China’s Digital Silk Road

The Danger of China’s Digital Silk Road

Michael Caster discusses the link between China's digital investments abroad and digital repression. 

Before and After the Crocus City Hall Attack: Tajik Migrants in Russia

Before and After the Crocus City Hall Attack: Tajik Migrants in Russia

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Malika Bahovadinova on the complexities of the Tajik migration experience in Russia.
The Complex Geopolitics of Mongolia’s Language Reform

The Complex Geopolitics of Mongolia’s Language Reform

By Sumiya Chuluunbaatar
It has been almost 80 years since Mongolia switched to using the Cyrillic alphabet. Why is the government now promoting the traditional bichig script?

Is Southeast Asia’s Healthcare Workforce Ready for Climate Change?

Is Southeast Asia’s Healthcare Workforce Ready for Climate Change?

By Gabriela Fernando and Angie Bone
Across the region, it’s never been more critical to cultivate a resilient healthcare workforce capable of addressing climate-induced public health issues.

Live-streamed Murder Trial Reopens Discussion on Domestic Violence in Kazakhstan

Live-streamed Murder Trial Reopens Discussion on Domestic Violence in Kazakhstan

By Mia Tarp Nurmagambetova
No matter what the verdict against Bishimbayev turns out to be, change in relation to domestic violence in Kazakhstan is long overdue. 

Labor Diplomacy to Bolster Ties Between India and Israel 

Labor Diplomacy to Bolster Ties Between India and Israel 

By Muhsin Puthan Purayil and Nanda Kishore
Both governments recognize that an influx of Indian migrant workers could finally forge a strong people-to-people aspect in India-Israel relations.

Deceived and Deployed: Indian Workers Trapped in Russia’s War

Deceived and Deployed: Indian Workers Trapped in Russia’s War

By Nishtha Gupta
The exploitation of Indian workers in Russia highlights the need for a proactive approach by the Indian government to uphold the rights and ensure the safety of its citizens abroad.
Moving Towards Understanding and Reconciliation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Moving Towards Understanding and Reconciliation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By Christopher Win
Recent comments by the commander of the Arakan Army have prompted a heated debate about history, language, and ethnic identity.

The Dire State of Women’s Rights in North Korea

The Dire State of Women’s Rights in North Korea

By Sang Yong Lee
While the country espouses an official commitment to gender equality, the reality for women is one of discrimination and limited opportunities.

The Consequences of China’s Voracious Appetite for Illicit South African Abalone 

The Consequences of China’s Voracious Appetite for Illicit South African Abalone 

By Nicholas Muller
With profound cultural significance in Asia, poached abalone is trafficked across the globe, inflicting significant harm on disadvantaged South African coastal communities where poaching means survival.

Open Society Foundations Closes Down Kyrgyzstan Operation

Open Society Foundations Closes Down Kyrgyzstan Operation

By Catherine Putz
In announcing the closure of Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, the Open Society Foundations cited the new “foreign representatives” law.
How American Exceptionalism Gave Rise to the China Threat Theory

How American Exceptionalism Gave Rise to the China Threat Theory

By Gabby Green
China, a legitimate contender to the U.S.-led world order, fundamentally challenges the doctrine of American exceptionalism – the basic tenet of U.S. national identity.

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