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In Southeast Asia, Violent Conflicts Move Online

In Southeast Asia, Violent Conflicts Move Online

As cellphones and the internet have reached the farthest corners of Southeast Asia, violent groups and their supporters are increasingly turning social media into a new front in that region’s festering subnational conflicts.

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How to Sell an Avocado on Facebook

How to Sell an Avocado on Facebook

The InAsia Podcast takes a field trip to northwestern Thailand, where a small farmer far from the big city learns about online marketing and how to tell the story of her unique avocados.

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A Flight Path to Recovery for Tourism in Timor-Leste

A Flight Path to Recovery for Tourism in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste’s natural beauty should be a magnet for tourists and a much-needed boost to the economy, but costly airfares, inadequate airports, and Covid-19 have kept this goal out of reach. A report from The Asia Foundation points to a way forward.

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Covid-19 Raises New Hurdles for CSOs

Covid-19 Raises New Hurdles for CSOs

Civil society organizations in Southeast Asia have responded swiftly to the pandemic, in many cases more nimbly than governments. But civil society is also struggling to cope in a time of emergency government powers and shrinking civic spaces.

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Podcast: The Crisis and the Cracks—Pakistan’s Covid-19 Experience at Taftaan

Podcast: The Crisis and the Cracks—Pakistan’s Covid-19 Experience at Taftaan

When a Karachi student returning from Iran became Pakistan’s first documented case of Covid-19, the government quickly moved to quarantine thousands of Shia pilgrims at the remote outpost of Taftaan on the Iran-Pakistan border. But Pakistan’s pandemic response soon stumbled in the resource-poor periphery of the borderland.

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Myanmar Peace at a Crossroads in 2020

Myanmar Peace at a Crossroads in 2020

As the National League for Democracy concludes its first term in government, peacebuilding in Myanmar is at a crossroads. With another election approaching, conflict increasing, and instability compounded by Covid-19, this is a crucial time to reimagine a future peace and how Myanmar can achieve it.

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Books for Children in Nepal’s Mother Tongues

Books for Children in Nepal’s Mother Tongues

Nepal has nearly 200 indigenous languages, each with its own rich folklore and heritage. The Let’s Read project is bringing this heritage to life for Nepali children, in books written in their own mother tongues.

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