Is Democracy the Only Game in Town in Taiwan?

Timothy S. Rich

Survey revealed that a sizable portion of the Taiwanese public evaluated one of the authoritarian-era leaders favorably.


China’s Whistleblowing Culture and the Sensitive Youth

TNL Feature

Society doesn’t improve with people reporting on each other.


“Haunted by Our Continuing Pain”: Martial Law Survivors React to Marcos Restoration

Michael Beltran

Survivors of martial law in the Philippines gathered in the wake of the restoration of the Marcos family to power. They fear a return of the worst abuses from the era.


The Authoritarian Threat of Indonesia’s Latest Internet Bill

The Interpreter

Indonesia's pending legislation would require online service providers to remove or block content by government demand.


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

TNL Feature

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.


Is Xi Following in Mao's Footsteps?

Richard McGregor

With the removal of presidential term limits, Chinese politics may be going back to the era of strongman rule.


REVIEW: 'The Authoritarian Public Sphere' Ponders the Resilience of Dictatorships

Sam Swash

In this book, Alexander Dukalskis offers insight into the efforts of three of Asia’s longest standing authoritarian regimes to legitimize and maintain their rule.


Can China Learn to Dominate the Winter Olympics?

Simon Chadwick

China is already preparing for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, but first the country must learn to ski.


Islamic Populism Won’t Reign in Indonesia: Scholar

Hera Diani

Failure to create a cross-class alliance is why Islamic populism may fail in Indonesia.


FEATURE: Vietnamese turn to Podcast to Break Mainstream Narrative

Keith Menconi

Meet the citizen journalists reshaping how the world and Vietnamese themselves see Vietnam.

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