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Indian Citizenship Law’s Exclusion of Sri Lankan Tamils

Indian Citizenship Law’s Exclusion of Sri Lankan Tamils

By Roshni Kapur
Political and security considerations outweigh humanitarian concerns in determining the fast-tracking of Indian citizenship for persecuted minorities in India’s neighborhood.
How the Sewol Sinking Changed South Korea

How the Sewol Sinking Changed South Korea

By Sera Yeong Seo Park
10 years on, bereaved families and their supporters continue to push for justice and accountability in all manner of man-made tragedies.

Xi Jinping and Collective Punishment of Human Rights Defenders’ Families

Xi Jinping and Collective Punishment of Human Rights Defenders’ Families

By Renee Xia and Sophie Richardson
Chinese authorities regularly inflict collective punishment against families of activists and dissidents – penalizing them by proxy by harming their children, spouses, or parents. 

Uzbekistan’s Educational Challenge: Scaling up for a Booming Population

Uzbekistan’s Educational Challenge: Scaling up for a Booming Population

By Niginakhon Saida and Sher Khashimov
Can Uzbekistan’s education system accommodate the growing number of students amid rapid population growth?

Life Along the Thai-Myanmar Frontier

Life Along the Thai-Myanmar Frontier

By Luke Hunt
The border town of Myawaddy has now fallen and ethnic rebels want negotiations with the Thai government.
Myanmar’s New Taxation and Conscription Policies Are Likely to Increase Irregular Migration

Myanmar’s New Taxation and Conscription Policies Are Likely to Increase Irregular Migration

By Hui Yin Chuah
It's not only the renewed conscription law – financial reforms targeting overseas workers risk forcing more and more Myanmar nationals into irregular migration.

Detained Kyrgyz Journalist Alleges Abuse by Guards

Detained Kyrgyz Journalist Alleges Abuse by Guards

By Catherine Putz
Ombudsman representatives confirmed Makhabat Tajibek kyzy was bruised from an apparent beating, but detention center staff would not allow them to document it. 
Indians in Japan: Work, Life, and Racism

Indians in Japan: Work, Life, and Racism

By Aniket Singh Chauhan
A 2022 survey revealed that nearly 63 percent of surveyed foreigners in Japan were racially profiled and stopped by the police multiple times.

Uttarakhand’s Civil Code Breeds an Indian Surveillance State

Uttarakhand’s Civil Code Breeds an Indian Surveillance State

By Sadaf Javed and Reecha Das
Efforts to address social issues risk being co-opted for political gain or used to further divisive agendas.

Banning TikTok Won’t Solve the US Social Media Problem 

Banning TikTok Won’t Solve the US Social Media Problem 

By Matt Dagher-Margosian
While the Biden administration seeks to aggressively regulate TikTok, it has given up attempting to control disinformation on domestic social media companies.

Uzbekistan Aims to Allow Private Medical Institutions to Deliver Babies

Uzbekistan Aims to Allow Private Medical Institutions to Deliver Babies

By Niginakhon Saida
Child delivery and abortion are among the very few medical procedures that are exclusively conducted by state medical entities. That could change soon.
Caught in the Crossfire: India and Pakistan’s Fishing Communities

Caught in the Crossfire: India and Pakistan’s Fishing Communities

By Safina Nabi and Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Fisherfolk in India and Pakistan are the victims of a turbulent mix of politics, economic crises, and climate change.

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