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2018/03/27 | New Mandala
The World's Neglect Continues to Haunt Cambodia
The world’s feeble response to the bloody events of 1997 directly influences the situation we see today in Cambodia.
2018/03/20 | Suzanne Pepper
OPINION: Hong Kong's Occupy Fervor Finally Evaporates at Polls
Hong Kong's democracy movement is pondering its next move as voters lose hope at the ballot box.
Has Cambodia's Democracy Come to an End?
Cambodia may be transitioning to a new Chinese-inspired model of government.
2018/01/22 | David Green
Why Even Digital Publishers Should 'Like' Facebook’s News Feed Change
Changes to Facebook's news feed will likely benefit users, advertisers and maybe even journalism.
2018/01/19 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Taiwan's Glorious Balancing Act
Taiwan is spinning pirouettes while the rest of the region plods towards authoritarianism, according to a Freedom House report.
2017/12/01 | Damien Spry
Social Media has Become a Powerful Tool to Undermine Democracy
Social media has transformed from a pro-democracy beacon to a powerful tool for meddling in elections.
2017/12/01 | Adam Hatch
OPINION: Taiwan Must Come to its Own Defense
If Taiwan is so outclassed militarily, why should Taipei bother with military expenditures at all?
2017/11/29 | David Green
Lee Ming-che's Sentence Chills Taiwan NGOs
Lee Ming-che's sentencing to five years in prison in China for the crime of 'subversion has had a marked chilling effect on the actions and communications of Taiwan's NGOs. The case also suggests Taiwan's wider population faces an insidious dilemma: whether or not to self-censor. 
2017/10/29 | Dan Slater
Dictatorship versus Democracy in Southeast Asia
For civil society to help save Southeast Asian democracy, its educational mission will need to loom as large as its organizational one.
2017/10/10 | Mong Palatino
Is Free Speech an ‘Empty Promise’ in Singapore?
An artist and political activist was standing alone before the Parliament House, holding a mirror as an act of performance art. He was led away by the police and detained until he posted bail the next day.
2017/09/25 | Brian Hioe
Attacks on Pro-independence Demonstrators Protesting China Singing Competition
The protest saw violence against students from members of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party and the Concentric Patriotic Association, pro-unification groups with a history of political violence against pro-independence demonstrators, members of the Falun Gong and others.
2017/09/11 | Rosemary Chen
Missing Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che Goes on Trial in China
Lee Ming-che at the trial confessed to 'spreading malicious articles and speech attacking the current Chinese Communist Party and government' and 'writing articles that were intended to defame the system and subvert state power.'
2017/08/19 | Mong Palatino
TV Network Pays the Price in Thailand for Calling Leader 'Dictator'
Thailand’s army grabbed power in 2014 and has remained in power through a constitution it drafted. The country's media struggles to challenge those in power.
2017/08/18 | Sacha Cody
China Tries New Tactics as it Loses its Soft Power War on the West
The percentage of people around the world who hold a favorable perception of China declined from 48 per cent in 2007 to 40 per cent in 2016.
2017/08/17 | Edward White
BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow
Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.
2017/08/17 | Matthew Phillips
Thailand’s Junta Courts the White House as 'Democracy' Drops from US Agenda
Secretary of State Tillerson has already indicated that the State Department is considering dropping 'democracy' from its global mission. On Tuesday, he kept his word.
2017/08/15 | Sorpong Peou
Cambodian Strongman is Going Nowhere
What Hun Sen fears most is the ultimate power of political democracy.