Asia

Malaysian children

Stateless in Malaysia

September 30, 2019

The stateless people in Sabah, Malaysia are denied access to schools, jobs, and healthcare, and their village is facing demolition. They have found advocates in the youth movement Borneo Komrad.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photo: Reuters

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour

February 18, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / SCMP. Saudi Arabia has sought to strengthen ties with Pakistan with one eye on neighbouring Iran However, Saudi investment in Pakistan could complicate attempts to forge closer ties with India Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s three-nation tour of Asia is as much about demonstrating he stands tall – despite…

Rohingya

November 26, 2017
Amnesty International released a report in which it calls Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya minority ‘apartheid’ because they are being targeted as an ethnic group. Tun Khin of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK and Shir Hever of TRNN discuss what this means

Xi Jinping: China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’

November 1, 2017

China’s President Xi Jinping has been incorporated into the communist party’s constitution, during the 19th party congress. This puts him at a far higher level than China’s previous two leaders, on a par with Mao and Deng Xiaoping, explains Prof. Jeff Wasserstrom of UC Irvine

Cables Show US Complicity in Indonesia Genocide

October 23, 2017

Newly published cables detail the critical U.S. role in the Indonesian military’s genocidal campaign against communists and dissidents in 1965. We speak to scholar Brad Simpson, who oversaw the documents’ publication for the National Security Archive

United Kingdom

September 18, 2017
Two women from conflict zones in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe explain the costs of war and the arms trade for their homelands, and in particular the impact on women

Unmasking the Horror of Duterte

September 5, 2017

Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Nerissa Balce, professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at SUNY Stonybrook in Long Island, examining the extra-judicial killings in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte

North Korea

September 5, 2017
Robert Kelley, former IAEA director of nuclear inspections, says we still lack evidence needed to determine whether North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb