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Pakistan expands prison terms for online defamation to 5 years
February 23, 2022

Pakistan expands prison terms for online defamation to 5 years

New York, February 22, 2022 – Pakistan authorities must immediately revoke a recently enacted ordinance that further criminalizes freedom of...
Security not economics is likely to drive US trade engagement in Asia
January 10, 2022

Security not economics is likely to drive US trade engagement in Asia

It was a year of transition for US trade policy in 2021. The Trump administration’s trade representative Robert Lighthizer was...
Afghanistan tackles the Islamic State
October 13, 2021

Afghanistan tackles the Islamic State

Photo-Wikipedia By Vijay Prasad* On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed...
State of the Nation 2021 : Asian Ambassadors stress importance of cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
June 25, 2021

State of the Nation 2021 : Asian Ambassadors stress importance of cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Photo grab- CEDA live There was a panel discussion on ‘Australia and Asia – what does a mutually beneficial relationship...
NEWS ANALYSIS: A caring world needs a sharing world to end the COVID-19 pandemic
May 29, 2021

NEWS ANALYSIS: A caring world needs a sharing world to end the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo-ANI, A virus that mutates forever is a perpetual money-making machine for Big Pharma. Everybody else wants the world’s population...
Pakistan: Taliban donations, recruitment on the rise
May 29, 2021

Pakistan: Taliban donations, recruitment on the rise

By S. Khan ISLAMABAD, 28 May 2021: Concerns have been growing in Pakistan over intensified clashes in Afghanistan, with some...
Bangladesh at 50: From ‘basket case’ to rising economic star
April 2, 2021

Bangladesh at 50: From ‘basket case’ to rising economic star

By Zobaer Ahmed At the time of independence in 1971, Bangladesh’s economy was in tatters, a result of the bloody...
A hard time for democracy in Asia
March 26, 2021

A hard time for democracy in Asia

By Larry Diamond, Stanford University Under the presidency of Donald Trump, concerns about democracy and human rights were demoted in...
BOOK REVIEW: Addressing modern slavery, Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma
March 15, 2021

BOOK REVIEW: Addressing modern slavery, Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma

Photos- amazon.com.au Dr. Harpreet Kaur Addressing Modern Slavery provides important insights into the complexities that perpetuate slavery in a contemporary...
VIEWPOINT: Even if Joe Biden wins in a blowout, the ‘Global Economy’ Is not coming back
July 27, 2020

VIEWPOINT: Even if Joe Biden wins in a blowout, the ‘Global Economy’ Is not coming back

By Marshall Auerback* COVID-19 has not only presented the global economy with its greatest public health challenge in over a...