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June 4, 2018

Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s Democratic Erosion: How Democracy Assistance Can Help

Steve Cima is resident program director for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and Geoffrey Macdonald is principal researcher for democracy and governance at the International Republican Institute. Banglade…

Lawyers supporting Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) shout slogans as they sit on a street during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

February 27, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of February 27, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Australian prime minister announces new strategy to confront terrorism …

Supporters hold signs of Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, during a protest calling for better protection of migrant workers, outside the district court in Hong Kong February 27, 2015. Former beautician Law Wan-tung, 44, a mother of two, was found guilty of 18 of 20 charges including grievous bodily harm and violence against Sulistyaningsih and two other maids, also from Indonesia. She is due to be sentenced on Friday. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL

March 11, 2015

Politics and Government
IMF Worried About Bangladesh’s Growth

Bangladesh has been wracked by political protests over the past two years. Paradoxically, despite the country’s dysfunctional politics, its economy has done well. Last year, the all-important garment…

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January 9, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 9, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, Ariella Rotenberg, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. New  Year’s Eve stampede in Shanghai. A deadly stampede…

A bouquet of flowers is pictured at the site of a memorial ceremony for people who were killed in a stampede incident last Wednesday during a New Year's celebration on the Bund, with Shanghai's Pudong financial district in the background, January 6, 2015. Chinese state media and the public criticised the government and police on Friday for failing to prevent the stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and dented the city's image as modern China's global financial hub. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: DIS

January 5, 2015

Bangladesh
Why Can’t Bangladeshis Protest Peacefully?

Today, one year following national elections in Bangladesh, at least four people died in violence following political protests in Dhaka and other cities across the country. The proximate reason: the …

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January 10, 2014

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 10, 2014

Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Bangladesh’s governing party wins vote despite unrest. Bangladesh’s Awami League won 232…

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during a media conference in Dhaka on January 6, 2014. (Andrew Biraj/Courtesy Reuters)

January 3, 2014

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 3, 2014

Darcie Draudt, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Cambodian police fire on garment protesters, killing at least three. Police fired on garment workers…

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October 31, 2013

India
Prosperity and Politics

Two seemingly unrelated items caught my eye this week: one, the release of the new Legatum Prosperity Index, and the other, the release in Bangladesh of a transcript detailing an important and much-a…

Primary school students march by the bank of the river Buriganga during an event in support of education in Dhaka

May 16, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Guest Post: Is Cutting Off U.S. Aid to Pakistan a Good Idea?

Pakistani workers unload relief goods sent by the U.S. Agency for International Development. (Mian Khursheed/courtesy Reuters) When I introduced the guest post that Dan Markey kindly wrote this morn…

Pakistani workers unloads relief goods sent by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

September 26, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Foreign Aid and Lousy Choices

A Pakistani solider stands guard next to relief goods sent by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). (Mian Khursheed/courtesy Reuters) At last Thursday night’s GOP president…

A Pakistani solider (front) stands guard next to the relief goods sent by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at a military base in Rawalpindi October 15, 2005. Pakistan raised the official death toll from the Kashmir earthquake to 38,000 a week after one of the most devastating quakes to hit South Asia in recorded history. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed