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Taliban Storm Kabul Apartment, Arrest Activist and Her Sisters
January 22, 2022

Taliban Storm Kabul Apartment, Arrest Activist and Her Sisters

By Kathy Gannon
The activist, Tamana Zaryabi Paryani, was among about 25 women who took part in an anti-Taliban protest on Sunday against the compulsory Islamic headscarf, or hijab, for women.

China’s Lawmakers Take More (Cautious) Steps Against Workplace Sexual Harassment  
January 21, 2022

China’s Lawmakers Take More (Cautious) Steps Against Workplace Sexual Harassment  

By Darius Longarino, Changhao Wei, and Yixin (Claire) Ren
Draft revisions to China’s women’s rights law are a step in the right direction, but are likely to have limited impact.
First Aid Flights Arrive in Tonga After Big Volcano Eruption
January 20, 2022

First Aid Flights Arrive in Tonga After Big Volcano Eruption

By Nick Perry
More than 80 percent of Tonga's population have been impacted by the volcano's eruption.

Volcanic Eruption Devastates Tonga
January 19, 2022

Volcanic Eruption Devastates Tonga

By Joshua Mcdonald
Tonga is made up of 169 islands, 36 of which are inhabited. It’s expected to take weeks to survey the scale of the damage. 

Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines
January 18, 2022

Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines

By Sebastian Strangio
The government is aiming to fully vaccinate the country's adult population by the presidential election on May 9.

In Numbers: The Changing Composition of Populations in China, India, and Japan
January 17, 2022

In Numbers: The Changing Composition of Populations in China, India, and Japan

By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
A new DRI Trendlines looks at demographics of three leading Asian powers, and how key variables paint a complicated and, in large parts, pessimistic picture.

In Kotputli: Rich Lands, Impoverished People
January 14, 2022

In Kotputli: Rich Lands, Impoverished People

By Sneha Swaminathan
Illegal mining, crop failure, and disease devastate the people who live in an important epicenter for stone quarrying in India.
Omicron Overshadows Australia’s Opening Up
January 14, 2022

Omicron Overshadows Australia’s Opening Up

By Joshua Mcdonald
Opening up after nearly two years closed off from the world, Australia knew that would mean a rise in COVID-19 cases. But Omicron has surged cases past expectations.

Omicron Tests China’s ‘Zero-Tolerance’ COVID Approach Weeks Ahead of Beijing Olympics
January 14, 2022

Omicron Tests China’s ‘Zero-Tolerance’ COVID Approach Weeks Ahead of Beijing Olympics

By Huizhong Wu
More than 20 million people are under lockdown in China to prevent the virus’ spread, even as Beijing prepares to welcome thousands of foreigners for the Olympics.

Badiucao Explains How China Exports Its Propaganda and Censorship to the West
January 13, 2022

Badiucao Explains How China Exports Its Propaganda and Censorship to the West

By Gian Luca Atzori
A dialogue with “the Chinese Banksy.”

Central Asia Braces for COVID-19 Omicron Wave
January 13, 2022

Central Asia Braces for COVID-19 Omicron Wave

By Catherine Putz
With the arrival of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Central Asia looks to be heading into its fourth wave of pandemic. 
Australia’s Working Holiday Visa Can Help Solve Its Population Problem
January 12, 2022

Australia’s Working Holiday Visa Can Help Solve Its Population Problem

By Grant Wyeth
The question that should be at the forefront of the government’s mind is this: How to make it easier for these people to transition to longer term visas, permanent residency, and citizenship? 

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