Skip to content

Central Asia

De-Facto Annexation of Kashmir Means India as a Secular State is Ending

De Facto Annexation of Kashmir Means the End of India as a Secular State

August 16, 2019

Sidharth Bhatia, of the website The Wire, disucsses the “new roadmap for India,” by which India practically annexed the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir. The policy is leading India ever more towards a state in which Muslims are to become second-class citizens

Hong Kong Protest Withdraws From Airport, but Situation Remains far From Normal

Hong Kong Protest Withdraws From Airport, but Situation Remains far From Normal

August 14, 2019

The mostly leaderless movement for Hong Kong’s democratization withdrew from the airport, allowing flights to resume, but the situation remains unresolved as long as protesters and government fail to come to an agreement on reforms. We speak to Sean Starrs in Hong Kong

Will India's Occupation of Kashmir Become Colonization?

Will India’s Occupation of Kashmir Become Colonization?

August 9, 2019

Prof. Junaid Ahmad says India’s revocation of Kashmir’s autonomous status not only increases tensions between India and Pakistan, but is designed to lead into a situation where India encourages colonial settlement in the region and eventual annexation, along the lines of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land

Trump's China Trade War Increases Risk of Recession

Trump’s China Trade War Increases Risk of Recession

August 6, 2019

Trump accuses China of currency manipulation because their currency devalued in the wake of his tariffs. However, as Bill Black explains, this accusation has no basis in fact. Instead, Trump’s trade war only increases the likelihood of a recession

Hong Kong Democracy Protestors Launch General Strike

Hong Kong Democracy Protestors Launch General Strike

August 6, 2019

Thousands took part in protests that shut down roads, public transportation and cancelled hundreds of flights

The Forgotten Rohingya Refugees

The Forgotten Rohingya Refugees

August 5, 2019

Existence is resistance: a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees live in Malaysia with no legal rights or protections

Trump's New Tariffs on China Help Pay for his Corporate Tax Cut

Trump’s New Tariffs on China Help Pay for his Corporate Tax Cut

August 2, 2019

Trump’s claim that China is paying for the tariffs is completely false and basically serves to redirect income from his poor supporters to his wealthy supporters. Not only that, the policy will have the consequence of further isolating the United States, says Michael Hudson

Does China's New Military Strategy Paper Display a New Assertiveness?

Does China’s New Military Strategy Paper Display a New Assertiveness?

August 1, 2019

China’s military has developed a new strategy paper that emphasizes the need to keep Hong Kong and Taiwan. Does this signal a new military assertiveness from China? Or is it a reaction to US foreign policy?

Hong Kong Protests: A Reaction to Beijing's Growing Effort for Control

Hong Kong Protests: A Reaction to Beijing’s Growing Effort for Control

July 31, 2019

Protesters have expanded their demands, after China’s central government has conceded to their initial demand of cancelling an extradition law. As the protests continue in Hong Kong, Adam Ni says it is unlikely they will expand to the mainland

India's Assam Region Grapples With Aftermath of Devastating Monsoon

India’s Assam Region Grapples With Aftermath of Devastating Monsoon

Partner Content Provided By: Deutsche Welle
July 29, 2019

Floods have killed dozens in the state of Assam. Though the worst of the monsoon rains is over, those displaced are now grappling with a lack of food, clean drinking water and medicine