With Quang’s death, is political change on the horizon?

2018-10-11T09:38:45+00:00
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With Quang’s death, is political change on the horizon?
Eurasia Times

With Quang’s death, is political change on the horizon? Ever since Vietnam’s president, Trần Đại Quang, died in late September, the country’s political landscape is in uproar. The leading figure behind widespread repressive measures imposed on Vietnamese society, Quang left behind a

The forgotten victims of South Sudan

2018-10-11T09:35:59+00:00
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The forgotten victims of South Sudan
The East Africa Monitor

The forgotten victims of South SudanIt is surely one of humanity’s greatest shames that in times of war, it is women who are made to bear the deepest scars of conflict – and habitually denied avenues for redress in times of

The cave boys and statelessness in Asia

2018-10-11T09:34:30+00:00
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The cave boys and statelessness in Asia
Asia Times

The cave boys and statelessness in Asia For the Wild Boars soccer team, it was quite the summer. Not only were they rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, but three of the boys – and their coach –

Why Asia still can’t talk about its problem with women

2018-10-10T16:56:27+00:00
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Why Asia still can’t talk about its problem with women
Descrier

Why Asia still can’t talk about its problem with women A new report from a charity in New Zealand has revealed a surge in violence against women in the country’s South Asian community. Auckland’s Roopa Aur Aap trust says the number of

The Dual Victims Of Wartime Rape – OpEd

2018-10-10T16:58:43+00:00
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The Dual Victims Of Wartime Rape – OpEd
Eurasia Review

The Dual Victims Of Wartime Rape – OpEd In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 25-year-old Meher breastfeeds her newborn. Her daughter’s name is Yasmin, the Muslim namesake for the fragrant jasmine flower. “She is my baby, she is completely mine, and I

For #Kosovar war victims, restitution is a long time coming

2018-10-10T17:03:07+00:00
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For #Kosovar war victims, restitution is a long time coming
EU Reporter

For #Kosovar war victims, restitution is a long time coming Two decades on from the Kosovar war, women who were subject to rape and sexual violence during the conflict are finally receiving redress. After years of ignoring the sexual offences

The Asian century, but not for everyone

2018-10-10T17:14:45+00:00
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The Asian century, but not for everyone
Asean Economist

The Asian century, but not for everyone As the global economy continues its fragile recovery, it was welcome news that Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation, expects its economy to expand by 5.3 per cent next year. On the

Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock

2018-10-10T17:10:33+00:00
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Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock
Fair Observer

Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock Craig Morgan July 27, 2017 With North Korea, the doomsday clock inches ever closer to midnight. On July 22, General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, publicly announced that

Activism is on the rise in Vietnam, but no surprise govt isn’t impressed

2018-10-11T10:26:49+00:00
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Activism is on the rise in Vietnam, but no surprise govt isn’t impressed
Asian Correspondent

Activism is on the rise in Vietnam, but no surprise govt isn’t impressed Alistair Denness August 2, 2017 IN VIETNAM’s Ha Nam province, human rights defender Tran Thi Nga was this week sentenced to nine years in prison and five years’ probation

ASEAN’s fatal blind spot: human rights

2018-10-11T10:29:00+00:00
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ASEAN’s fatal blind spot: human rights
Asia Times

ASEAN’s fatal blind spot: human rights Jon Connars August 15, 2017 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for promising shocking solutions in his war on drugs, and the recent announcement to offer “dead or alive” bounties for each policeman accused of helping