Taliban Send All-Male Team to Asian Games But Afghan Women Come From Outside
By David Rising
Two different teams are representing Afghanistan: the Taliban-approved team, and a team of diaspora athletes – including women – competing under the old flag.
Civil Society Groups to Hold Climate Rally in Singapore
By Robin Vochelet
Several of the city-state’s NGOs are joining forces to highlight the overlap between climate and social justice, and the urgent need to address both.
In India, Hindutva Schools Are Indoctrinating Poor Children
By Tarushi Aswani
In rural India, private schools run by the Ekal Foundation provide access to education – but force children to imbibe divisive teachings that preach Hindu superiority.
Japan’s Top J-pop Agency Battles Fallout From Sex Abuse Scandal
By Thisanka Siripala
The country's most prestigious talent agency is in damage control amid growing public outrage over sexual abuse.
China’s Increasingly Aggressive Tactics for Foreign Disinformation Campaigns
By Sarah Cook
Recent investigations and takedowns show more sophistication – and a greater willingness to intrude on domestic politics in target countries.
Sri Lankans Are Positive About Religious Diversity, Says Pew Survey
By Rathindra Kuruwita
The study also says that most Sri Lankans want monks and religious leaders to stay out of politics. Are political parties listening?
Extensive Damage Feared After Fire at Major Indonesian Museum
By Sebastian Strangio
The National Museum of Indonesia houses the country's most extensive collection of historical and archaeological artifacts.
An Illustrious Photographer on Warzones and Hollywood
By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Roland Neveu.
Life in China’s American Dream Town
By Adam James Smith
A new documentary explores the idealized vision of American life behind Jackson Hole, China.
New Thai PM Says That He Opposes Recreational Marijuana Use
By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin told a local news outlet that he only supported the use of cannabis in medical settings.
How Mongolia’s Nomadic Culture Is Navigating Modernization
By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia's government is taking pains to keep traditional nomadic culture alive – and hoping to boost revenue streams as a byproduct.
Indonesian Money Laundering Case Harks Back To Asian Financial Crisis
By Aisyah Llewellyn
In Indonesia, money laundering is hard to prosecute. But in the case against disgraced tax official Rafael Alun Trisambodo, prosecutors have seemingly found an open and shut case.