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2017/12/25 | Thawng Tha Lian

The Church and Peacebuilding in Myanmar's Chin State

The role of the Church in peacebuilding in Chin state will be significant as long as people there are influenced by their religion and the institution continues to make the process a primary concern.

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. 

2017/11/14 | Alexander Görlach

Trump's Asia Trip was Surprisingly Predictable

Donald Trump seems to be content with withdrawing his country from the Asia-Pacific security landscape — but withdrawing leaves a vacuum into which others will expand.

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.

2017/09/28 | Devika Sakhadeo and Vishal Manve

Why Is India Threatening to Deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims?

The threat of deportation is adding more grief to the lives of Rohingya refugees.

2017/09/27 | James Gomez

A False Dawn for Media Freedom in Myanmar?

Myanmar faces a range of human rights which needs a free press and activists who can operate peacefully without fear of repercussions.

2017/09/25 | Richard Javad Heydarian

The West’s Reluctant Embrace of Duterte

Western capitals have found themselves in a tough bind, shedding deepening concerns over human rights issues in exchange for counter-terror cooperation with neo-authoritarian leaders.

2017/09/13 | TNL Staff

CARTOON: Reactions to Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che's 'Sham Trial'

What Taiwan, China and the international community are saying about the trial that took place on Sept. 11.

2017/09/13 | Mong Palatino

Free Media Fighting to Stay Alive in Cambodia amid Hun Sen's Latest Crackdown

One daily newspaper, two foreign media services and three local radio stations are among those under threat.

2017/09/12 | Oiwan Lam

Mulling the Cost of China Winning the AI Race

'Both Chinese and foreign experts reckon that China has the most advanced — and cheapest — AI-enabled surveillance technology in the world.'

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.

2017/08/19 | Eva Pils

China's New Torture Methods

China's 709 crackdown featured several new, troubling measures when it comes to treatment of prisoners.

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.

2017/08/02 | Brad Adams

OPINION: Urgent Investigation Needed into Shocking Abduction of Thai Activist in Laos

Wuthipong was put in a car and driven away to an unknown location while his wife and his friend were left at the scene