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June 20, 2018

South Africa
South African Court Delivers Blow to Religious Defense of Hate Speech

Section nine of South Africa’s constitution guarantees equal rights to all South Africans and outlaws discrimination, including that based on ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual preference. Pursuant to that provision, in 2000 Parliament passed the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA) in 2000. In turn, PEPUDA led to the creation of Equality Courts to adjudicate infringements of equality such as unfair discrimination and hate speech.

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January 25, 2018

Cybersecurity
Report Watch Vol. V: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

In this edition: Iran's cyber threat, integrating AI into foreign policy, and the benefits of multistakeholder governance.

Library

December 28, 2016

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2016

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2016 who throu…

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October 10, 2016

United States
What Threats or Conflicts Will Emerge or Escalate in 2017?

In last night’s presidential debate, it took little time for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to bring up the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Responding to moderator Anderson Cooper’s qu…

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July 5, 2016

Asia
Review of Benedict Anderson’s "A Life Beyond Boundaries"

It is a common scene among the community of Southeast Asia specialists in Washington. At a talk, or a visit by a leading Southeast Asian politician, the conversation inevitably comes around to the sa…

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June 21, 2016

China
Asia Summer Reading

It’s that time of year again---when Washington cooks, the public transport goes on extended holiday, people head to the beach, and I offer some thoughts on books to take with you on vacation if you h…

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May 13, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of May 13, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Philippine congress gains its first transgender member. Despite the cou…

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May 6, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of May 6, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, and Gabriella Meltzer look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Duterte ahead in Philippine pre-election polls. Leading candidate Rodrigo Duterte …

Duerte Philippine Elections

April 1, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of April 1, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Anger, grief, and questions linger over debris of coll…

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March 18, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of March 18, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ariella Rotenberg, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Bangladeshi bank chief resigns after $101 million cybe…

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