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300 Activists Rally in Bangladesh to Denounce Writer’s Death in Prison
March 02, 2021

300 Activists Rally in Bangladesh to Denounce Writer’s Death in Prison

By Associated Press
Mushtaq Ahmed’s death has become a rallying point for renewed criticism of a controversial digital security law.
Offline and Online, Protests Are Sweeping Across Asia
March 01, 2021

Offline and Online, Protests Are Sweeping Across Asia

By Bibbi Abruzzini and Jyotsna M. Singh
From Nepal to India, Thailand to Myanmar, people are taking to the streets – or social media – to demand change.

Myanmar’s Ethnic Groups Join Together to Reject Military Rule
February 27, 2021

Myanmar’s Ethnic Groups Join Together to Reject Military Rule

By Tom Fawthrop
The protest movement is boosted by rare ethnic solidarity as the nation unifies against the coup.

It’s Time for Australia to Reckon With the Reality of Sexual Violence
February 26, 2021

It’s Time for Australia to Reckon With the Reality of Sexual Violence

By Grant Wyeth
A drastic cultural shift is required not only within the parliament, but throughout the entire country.

The Politics Behind China’s COVID-19 Vaccine Choices
February 26, 2021

The Politics Behind China’s COVID-19 Vaccine Choices

By Bonnie Girard
China is keeping its vaccination campaign homegrown -- despite some reservations from the public.
The World Needs Democratic AI Principles
February 26, 2021

The World Needs Democratic AI Principles

By Alexander Vindman, Igor Jablokov, and Ian J. Lynch 
Democratic artificial intelligence principles are an essential guardrail in the age of great power competition.

Philippines Offers to Trade Nurses for COVID-19 Vaccines
February 26, 2021

Philippines Offers to Trade Nurses for COVID-19 Vaccines

By Nick Aspinwall
The country’s in-demand healthcare workers are outraged at a government proposal to send them to Europe in exchange for doses of vaccine.
China’s Soft Power Grows in the Philippines
February 26, 2021

China’s Soft Power Grows in the Philippines

By Jason Hung
China is using a targeted expansion of its pop culture and media in the Philippines to promote pro-China narratives and content.

Mongolia Starts Its COVID-19 Vaccinations
February 26, 2021

Mongolia Starts Its COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Uranbileg Tumurkhuyag
New Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene became the first to get his shot, kicking off Mongolia's vaccine campaign.

A Korean Poet Is the Latest Example of China’s ‘Cultural Imperialism’
February 26, 2021

A Korean Poet Is the Latest Example of China’s ‘Cultural Imperialism’

By Choi Seong Hyeon
Baidu’s introduction of a popular Korean poet as “Chinese” adds more fuel to the theory that China is trying to “steal” Korean cultural icons.

Unfriending Australia: Facebook’s Nuclear Option
February 24, 2021

Unfriending Australia: Facebook’s Nuclear Option

By Conor McLaughlin
How the current standoff between Facebook and the Australian government came about.
John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Wat
February 23, 2021

John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Wat

By Sebastian Strangio
Cambodia's wondrous temples reflect the various stages of the country's history, from colonialism to revolution to the present era of mass tourism.

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