LIAM ROGERS WRITES — Afghanistan has been an unfriendly place for women. During the 1996-2001 Taliban rule, women were not allowed to attend school, work, leave their homes without men, or show skin in public. The 2018 Academy Award Nominee, The Breadwinner, featured a beautifully horrific presentation of this reality.…Full Article AFGHANISTAN: WITH THE WITHDRAWAL OF AMERICAN TROOPS, ARE WOMEN LEFT BEHIND?
LIAM ROGERS WRITES — With the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, the former Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar-she who had also supported the genocidal actions of the Myanmar armed forces against the Rohingya in 2017-the Myanmar military has usurped…Full Article MYANMAR: THE DEATH, AND RECYCLING, OF DEMOCRACY
LIAM ROGERS WRITES — The Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, was acquitted Wednesday, December 3, on conflict-of-interest charges. In 2014, he was accused of this by the Pheu Thai party, as he remained living in Army housing after his election. But in a unanimous decision by the constitutional court, he…Full Article THAILAND: IS THE COUNTRY’S DESTINY PRE-DETERMINED BY POLITICS?
LIAM ROGERS WRITES — On September 29th, Nikkei Asian Review announced its rebranding to Nikkei Asia. Despite a few changes, the integrity of its journalistic reporting remains intact. The rebranding, founded upon The Nikkei’s acquisition of the Financial Times (FT) in 2015, will incorporate several aspects of business that were used in the business model of…Full Article JAPAN: ‘THE VOICE OF THE ASIAN CENTURY’ GETS A TUNE-UP
LIAM ROGERS WRITES – On August 24, TikTok Inc. and ByteDance Ltd., TikTok Inc.’s parent company, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration. This lawsuit, filed with the United States District Court for the Central District of California, accuses the Trump Administration of depriving Tiktok Inc. of due process, which…Full Article CULTURE: TIK TOK, TIME IS RUNNING OUT?