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COVID19 and India’s social and political fault lines

What is the COVID19 pandemic revealing about the existing social, political and economic fault lines in India?

The Kurdish struggle for political equality in Turkey

Although the Kurds form a very sizable minority in Turkey, there is little tolerance for those who stray from the dominant Turkish nationalist narrative. So

The demand for sand, and its impact in Asia

Sand mining, a surprisingly high-stakes enterprise, comes with considerable human and environmental costs.

Power, privilege and race in Singapore

Is the playing field truly level in Singapore, which touts itself as the ultimate meritocracy?

The push to end violence against women in the Asia Pacific

The dimensions of violence against women in the Asia Pacific and programs aimed at bringing about lasting change.