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November 20, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
What Is the Kafala System?

The kafala system regulates the lives of tens of millions of migrant laborers in the Middle East, but growing outrage over human rights abuses, racism, and gender discrimination has fueled calls for …

Workers are seen in the Lusail National Stadium, which is under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus
Coronavirus in South Asia, March 24, 2020: Outbreak in Pakistan and India on Lockdown

No country in South Asia has been fully spared by the coronavirus pandemic. This week Pakistan’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 ticked up dramatically, and India moved into a near-complete lockdown. Wit…

A life-size elephant statue with a face mask on a wheeled platform faces the camera through a narrow street.

November 21, 2016

Religion
Immigration and the Changing Face of America

Policy experts and scholars of religion discuss immigration and demographic trends in the United States.

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July 20, 2016

Malaysia
The Impact of the U.S. Justice Department 1MDB Announcement on Malaysian Politics

I could write a six hundred word blog before getting to the point here, but I will get right to it: The 1MDB asset seizure is likely to have minimal impact on Malaysian domestic politics. To recap … …

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March 11, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of March 11, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ariella Rotenberg, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Indian Prime Minister Modi earns points for his “Make …

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October 13, 2015

China
China’s Charm Offensive Continues to Sputter in Southeast Asia

After a decade, in the 2000s, in which China aggressively pursued warmer relations with many Southeast Asian nations, using a combination of diplomacy, aid, and soft power to woo its neighbors, the p…

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June 29, 2010

Religion
The Organization of the Islamic Conference

The Obama administration sees the Organization of the Islamic Conference as a venue through which to court Muslims globally, but the group’s controversial positions on some issues could pose problems.

September 10, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Gulf War

Experts discuss the legacy of the Gulf War.

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March 20, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 20, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. South Korea warns China against interfering amid missile defense debate…

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August 16, 2007

Elections and Voting
Pakistan’s Political Future

Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf faces growing opposition at home and abroad, but what form of government might replace his military rule remains unclear.