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Yangon, Once Frozen in Time, Inches Forward
Myanmar’s commercial capital swells with new opportunity, but is hampered by poor infrastructure, sectarian tensions, outmoded gender roles and the debilitating effects of a long-broken education system.
Big Brother’s Burmese Comeback
Why the country George Orwell once skewered is finally embracing its non-native son.
In Japan’s State Secrets Law, Shades of Red, White and Blue
Once hailed as a “spy’s paradise” because of its weak state secrecy laws, Japan is trying to reform its reputation as an information sieve with a hotly contested new measure that brings Japanese law more in line with U.S. national security policy — perhaps with troubling implications.
Why It Took a Superstorm to Expose the Seedy Underbelly of Philippine Politics
Thirty years after Marcos was deposed from power, the legacy of his rule is still being felt amid the devastation of Haiyan.
Blood Ivory: Hong Kong Fights A Losing Battle Against Smugglers
Chinese demand for elephant ivory is on the rise, but stopping the slaughter may depend on the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong.
Sitting on a Gold Mine: Will Mining Make or Break the Philippines?
The Philippine government believes bolstering extractive industries will drive growth. But religious leaders and environmentalists wonder about the cost.
American ‘Pivot’ to Asia Divides the Philippines
Recent trouble in the South China Sea has renewed debate as to whether the U.S. is a trusted friend, or an old foe.
Preserving the Future: Indigenous women are standing up to Big Oil—and winning
Indigenous women challenge environmentally devastating oil extraction projects in the U.S. and Canada.
Defending the Rights of Detained Filipina Health Workers
In an unlawful and unjustified sweep, 43 health workers–including two pregnant women–were detained nine months ago in Morong, Philippines. The women and men were separated and sent to prison camps without explanation. Three women have since “disappeared.” Exclusive interview with the imprisoned healthworkers.
America’s Toughest Sheriff?
In Arizona, immigrant women bear the brunt of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s aggressive immigration enforcement tactics.
In Asia, It’s Progress not Perfection
Although Asian women leaders have often been related to previous male officeholders, that’s not the whole story of their ascension, nor does it belie the progress they’ve made.
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