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2021/04/21 | Michael Beltran

How a Community Pantry Sparked Movement of Mutual Aid in the Philippines

To help those struggling financially during the pandemic, hundreds of community pantries have been set up across the Philippines, and more are sprouting up.

2021/02/02 | Aye Min Thant

Myanmar: The Stupid Coup

Myanmar elders understand on a visceral level that the military is not a rational actor. Those of us lucky enough to be young enough to have only passing memories of pre-transition Myanmar are just starting to internalize this.

2021/03/12 | Kirsten Han

What’s up With Singapore’s Response To the Myanmar Coup?

The Singaporean government has denounced Myanmar’s armed forces for using lethal weapons against protesters, but it is unlikely to take action against the military leaders.

2021/03/10 | Michael Beltran

The Bloodiest Sunday in the Philippines

Nine people were murdered by state forces in the Philippines. Michael Beltran spoke with two eye witnesses.

2021/06/08 | Michael Beltran

Three Issues Defining the Philippines 2022 Elections

The pandemic, China, and domestic conflicts are shaping up to be the main issues defining next year’s presidential election in the Philippines.

2021/01/25 | Roy Ngerng

Singapore’s Government Says Workers Are Pulling Ahead. Here’s What They Won’t Say.

Last week, a Singapore government minister said that the wages of lower-income and median-income Singaporeans have increased in the last 10 years. But when we compare Singapore with other wealthy, advanced countries, the situation does not look so rosy.

2021/04/08 | Sana Hashmi, Ph.D.

Taiwan and the Possibility of the Quad Plus

Including Taiwan in the Quad Plus might not be a step in the right direction. There are many other ways to facilitate Taiwan’s participation in the Indo-Pacific.

2021/01/19 | Tonggo Simangunsong

Indonesian Government Official Threatens Legal Trouble For Those Who Refuse Covid-19 Vaccine

An Indonesian government official has spoken of penalizing citizens who refuse mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. Human rights organizations and experts have condemned the idea.

2021/01/29 | Taiwan Insight

Why the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Conflict Should Matter to Taiwan

The way that the world reacts to Azerbaijan’s attempt to recover Nagorno-Karabakh represents a test case for how the world might respond to a Chinese attack on Taiwan.

2021/02/21 | TNL Feature

Human Rights Abuses in Laos Are Rampant. International Businesses Should Take Action.

Under LPRP rule, human rights violations are rampant in Laos, but they receive little attention around the world. The upcoming elections are unlikely to change this, either.

2021/05/14 | Albert Wu

Moving to Taiwan

Taiwan was becoming something. And I was getting left behind.

2021/03/08 | TNL Staff

Reports: Taiwan, Palau To Set up Covid-19 ‘Travel Bubble’

Local media has reported that a Taiwan-Palau travel bubble could be open as early as next week.

2021/03/19 | TNL Feature

Taiwan Is Not Immune

Problems of misogyny and xenophobia are, unfortunately, global. In this light, instead of evaluating the Atlanta shootings as an incident with causes rooted in distant American racial politics, we should not overlook these ideas present in Taiwan.

2021/02/05 | Bart Dashorst

‘Facing the Calamity’: The Story of a Malaysian Taiwanese Under KMT Rule

The autobiography and witness testimony of Fred Him-San Chin, a Taiwanese of Chinese descent born in Malaysia, offers a view of pride in being Taiwanese despite the hardships of false imprisonment.

2021/01/27 | Kirsten Han

From Victims To Villains: Singapore’s War on Drugs

Singapore’s War on Drugs posture has lasted for decades. It’s time for a different approach.

2021/03/18 | Janine Sun Rogers

Atlanta Shootings Reflect Discrimination of Massage Parlor Workers, Re-enact Imperial Violence

A gunman killed eight people in the Atlanta area Tuesday night, seeming to target Asian American women and sex workers. This incident echoes imperial violence and ongoing struggles of the Asian American migrant worker community.

2021/05/17 | The Interpreter

Myanmar and a New Kind of Civil War

Urban dissidents trained by battle-hardened guerillas in the countryside could make things harder for the Myanmar military.