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November 03, 2021
On October 3, 2021, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released the Pandora Papers, a multi-year investigation into nearly 12 million documents that exposed the offshore holdings and bank accounts of... Read More
March 26, 2021
Today, Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence. Pivotal in deepening Bangladesh’s freedom and moving its democracy forward, students have played a key role in the political and social movements of the country since the 1950s. But in recent years, episodes of violence have... Read More
January 13, 2021
  On January 13th, Mongolia marked the 30th anniversary of its first democratic constitution. A communist country for most of the 20th century, Mongolia has today proven itself a buoy of democracy in a region where authoritarianism, corruption and disinformation are on the rise. Since... Read More
January 11, 2021
On January 5, the Hong Kong government arrested 53 activists and legislators for organizing peaceful, democratic primary elections in July 2020. An unprecedented rebuke of political rights, the arrests served as a stark reminder of the Chinese Communist Party’s accelerated effort to stamp out any... Read More
December 21, 2020
In October, Bangladeshis took to the streets to condemn an increase in gang rape and call for equal rights for women across the country. What was unique about these demonstrations was the ... Read More
November 25, 2020
In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spotlighting the work of the Quality of Life Association (QLA), as they lead the charge in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities... Read More
November 23, 2020
Since this post was originally published, protest remnants in Inner Mongolia have been purged by the Chinese government, while similar movements in Mongolia have lost steam. Although the CCP’s restrictive language policies in the IMAR have been implemented as intended, the demonstrations... Read More
November 20, 2020
This month, the Seoul Metropolitan Police charged nine activists from three North Korean human rights organizations with violating the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Act and other local laws by sending balloons filled with Bibles and anti-Kim Jong-Un regime leaflets across the North Korean... Read More
November 20, 2020
On November 8, citizens of Burma took to the polls in the country’s third general election since its transition to democracy in 2010. Despite the generally well-run election, Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC) has faced sharp criticism regarding the lack of transparency in its decision-making... Read More
November 04, 2020
On November 8, more than 37 million voters will be eligible to cast their ballots in Burma's general elections. Vying for nearly 1,200 seats nationwide,... Read More