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  • India finishes midterm election

    In the last two months of 2018, the most important elections in the run-up to the 2019 general elections in India took place in five different states. It was a litmus test to the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and a possible preview of the general elections that are expected to take place in six months.

    Forum | January 28, 2019
  • Death of American missionary sparks controversy

    The death of John Chau, an American self-styled missionary, at the hands of the Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman Islands has shone a spotlight on one of the last completely isolated groups of people. The Sentinelese arrived on the islands 35,000 years ago, and are believed to be descendants of the earliest humans to migrate out of the African continent. Chau tried approaching the tribe twice after...

    Forum | December 3, 2018
  • Sri Lanka faces a burgeoning constitutional crisis

    On Oct. 26, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) sacked the Prime Minister, Ranil Wikramasinghe of the United National Party (UNP), ending a three-year-old alliance often marked with internal turbulence, and setting off a Constitutional crisis in the island nation. He then installed an ally-turned-foe-turned-ally, Former President Mahindra Rajapaksa of th...

    Forum | November 12, 2018
  • Acquittal leads to turmoil in Pakistan

    Eight years after she was charged with blasphemy, Asia Bibi has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan this week on the grounds of insufficient evidence. That decision has thrown the country into turmoil, with several fundamentalist groups calling for her execution and protesting the acquittal. In 2010, Asia Bibi, a poor berry-picker whose family were the only Christians in her village, w...

    Forum | November 5, 2018
  • Gab's abuse of the First Amendment
    Forum | October 29, 2018