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December 9, 2016

Elections and Voting
Iranian woman holding her daughter casts her ballot during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, in Tehran Ten Elections to Watch in 2017

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. The results provided plenty of surprises. British voters defied the pollsters and voted to leave the European Union. Colombians did mu…

November 18, 2016

China
rohingya-children Rakhine Lockdown, Hong Kong Disqualifications, Choigate, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Rohingyas suffer under Rakhine lockdown. Myanmar’s Rakhine State, home to roughly 1.1 mil…

July 29, 2016

Russia
Xi-Putin-meeting Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of July 29, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Bochen Han, Theresa Lou, and Gabriella Meltzer look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. China and Russia to hold “routine” naval exercises in the Sout…

January 16, 2015

China
Pope Francis waves to the Catholic faithful as he arrives for a meeting with Filipino families in Manila January 16, 2015. Pope Francis called on the Philippine government on Friday to tackle corruption and hear the cries of the poor suffering from "scandalous social inequalities" in Asia's most Catholic country. The Pope arrived the Philippines on Thursday for a five-day visit, the second and last leg of his week-long Asian tour. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini ( PHILIPPINES - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS SOCIETY) Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 16, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, Ariella Rotenberg, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Pope Francis visits Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The …

December 5, 2014

China
China's former Politburo Standing Committee Member Zhou Yongkang attends the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 14, 2012. China's senior leadership has agreed to open a corruption investigation into Zhou, one of China's most powerful politicians in the past decade, stepping up its anti-graft campaign, the South China Morning Post reported on August 30, 2013. Picture taken March 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINES Friday Asia Update: The Top Five Stories for the Week of December 5, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Zhou Yongkang arrested. Former head of China’s domestic security…

October 10, 2014

North Korea
Nobel Prize_Malala_20141010_617_462 Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of October 10, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Indian and Pakistani share Nobel Peace Prize; gunfire results in…

September 29, 2014

China
Joshua Wong, a 17-year-old who heads the group leading a pupils' protest, Scholarism, addresses a rally in Hong Kong September 26, 2014.  Hundreds of children joined students demanding greater democracy for Hong Kong on Friday, capping a week-long campaign that has seen a large cut-out depicting the territory's leader as the devil paraded through the city and calls for him to resign. The Chinese characters on the background read "Fate". REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST) What Beijing Should Do About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is not Beijing, 2014 is not 1989, and Civic Square is not Tiananmen Square. Still, the images of tens of thousands of Hong Kong Chinese demonstrating in the streets for democratic reform ca…

October 3, 2014

India
Protesters sit under umbrellas at a main street at Mongkok shopping district after thousand of protesters blocked the road in Hong Kong on October 1, 2014. (Tyrone Siu/Courtesy Reuters) Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of October 3, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy prot…

April 20, 2012

United States
Joseph Kony. You Might Have Missed: Drones, Threat Inflation, and Corruption

Greg Miller, “Broader Drone Tactics Sought,” Washington Post, April 19, 2012. The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism su…