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Japan is opening its doors. After a long tradition of stringent immigration policies that severely limited the number of foreigners allowed to reside in its borders, Japan recently set forth new policy proposals which would create new visa categories...

Zainichis: A Cautionary Tale

Japan is opening its doors. After a long tradition of stringent immigration policies that severely limited the number of foreigners allowed to reside in its borders, Japan recently set forth new policy proposals which would create new visa categories...

When the eyes of the world fall upon Myanmar, they see the Rohingya crisis occurring in the western part of the Southeast Asian country, but rarely do they look at another insidious situation occurring to the east. In the lawless Shan state in Easter...

The Rise of Myanmar’s Methamphetamine

When the eyes of the world fall upon Myanmar, they see the Rohingya crisis occurring in the western part of the Southeast Asian country, but rarely do they look at another insidious situation occurring to the east. In the lawless Shan state in Easter...

Following the rise of Al Qaeda and ISIS, countering violent extremism has become an important issue in the Middle East. Throughout Jordan, various military and security groups, the intelligence community, and non-governmental organizations are all wo...

Jordanian Feminism and Countering Violent Extremism

Following the rise of Al Qaeda and ISIS, countering violent extremism has become an important issue in the Middle East. Throughout Jordan, various military and security groups, the intelligence community, and non-governmental organizations are all wo...

During the Cultural Revolution, Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping’s father, was purged by student militants following Mao’s call to “bombard the headquarters”.  Xi Zhongxun was a senior Communist Party official and was forced to flee to the countrysid...

The Historical Roots of the Social Credit System

During the Cultural Revolution, Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping’s father, was purged by student militants following Mao’s call to “bombard the headquarters”.  Xi Zhongxun was a senior Communist Party official and was forced to flee to the countrysid...

Diapers may be Japan’s most pressing issue of 2019. The Japanese diaper industry is booming, so what is the problem? Japan sells more adult diapers than child ones! This disturbing revelation sits at the epicenter of an aging crisis in Japan. With ...

Japan’s Baby Problem

Diapers may be Japan’s most pressing issue of 2019. The Japanese diaper industry is booming, so what is the problem? Japan sells more adult diapers than child ones! This disturbing revelation sits at the epicenter of an aging crisis in Japan. With ...

Under the guise of an anti-terrorism campaign, the Chinese government has established Muslim detention and re-education camps in the northwestern Xinjiang. In reality, this practice is a form of cultural erasure that aims to replace practices and nam...

The Broken Promises of Revolution

Under the guise of an anti-terrorism campaign, the Chinese government has established Muslim detention and re-education camps in the northwestern Xinjiang. In reality, this practice is a form of cultural erasure that aims to replace practices and nam...

This summer, tourists flocking to the coastal Croatian city of Dubrovnik were greeted by a group very much out of place amidst the ancient fortified walls and orange-roofed buildings that have become synonymous with HBO’s Game of Thrones. Between t...

Building Bridges in the Balkans

This summer, tourists flocking to the coastal Croatian city of Dubrovnik were greeted by a group very much out of place amidst the ancient fortified walls and orange-roofed buildings that have become synonymous with HBO’s Game of Thrones. Between t...