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Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan
September 15, 2021

Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan

By Niha Dagia
The Afghan National Girls Youth Football team, its coaches, and their families were facing threats from the Taliban.
Beijing Court Rules Against Woman in China #MeToo Case
September 15, 2021

Beijing Court Rules Against Woman in China #MeToo Case

By Huizhong Wu and Sam McNeil
After three years of waiting, Zhou Xiaoxuan lost her case against a CCTV host accused of harassing her.

The Logic and Limitation of China’s Zero-COVID Policy
September 14, 2021

The Logic and Limitation of China’s Zero-COVID Policy

By Zhuoran Li
China’s strategy of mass mobilization can be astonishingly effective – but only for a short period of time.

Where Will the Afghan Refugees Go? Non-Humanitarian Openings for the Unfolding Crisis
September 14, 2021

Where Will the Afghan Refugees Go? Non-Humanitarian Openings for the Unfolding Crisis

By Anshu N. Chatterjee
Time and again international powers involved in Afghanistan have aided refugees for political and strategic reasons that extend far beyond humanitarian concerns. 

Donors Voice Concerns Over Taliban Rule as UN Seeks Funds
September 13, 2021

Donors Voice Concerns Over Taliban Rule as UN Seeks Funds

By Jamey Keaten
Can donors help everyday Afghans without handing a public relations victory or cash to the Taliban?
South Korea’s Traffic Violence Epidemic
September 10, 2021

South Korea’s Traffic Violence Epidemic

By Sam Macdonald
Korean pedestrians die at a rate three times higher than the OECD average.

Banished Soviet-Koreans Helped Build North Korea
September 10, 2021

Banished Soviet-Koreans Helped Build North Korea

By Jason Bartlett
Pyongyang touts its reclusive nature as an act of national pride free from foreign influence, but outsiders helped establish the state. 
The Worsening Plight of North Korean Soldiers
September 09, 2021

The Worsening Plight of North Korean Soldiers

By Gabriela Bernal
Soldiers are going beyond robbing homes and are now even targeting food storage facilities run by government agencies

Rampaging COVID-19 Cases Expose Flaws in Kerala’s Healthcare Model
September 09, 2021

Rampaging COVID-19 Cases Expose Flaws in Kerala’s Healthcare Model

By A. Harikumar
While cases across India have declined after a devastating surge in April and May, the situation in Kerala remains serious.

To Achieve Women’s Safety, Australia Must Confront Male Violence
September 08, 2021

To Achieve Women’s Safety, Australia Must Confront Male Violence

By Grant Wyeth
The Australian government held a worthwhile national summit on women’s safety, but the approach is indirect in tacking the core problem: male violence.

China’s Nationalist Cancel Culture
September 05, 2021

China’s Nationalist Cancel Culture

By Bingqing Yang
In China, celebrities can be blacklisted in the span of days – or even hours – for perceived offenses against national dignity.
China Bans ‘Sissy Men’ From TV
September 03, 2021

China Bans ‘Sissy Men’ From TV

By Joe McDonald
The latest regulation reflects official concern that Chinese pop stars are making China’s young men too effeminate.

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