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Malaysia Must Listen to What Protesters Have to Say, Not Attack Them

Josef Benedict | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Josef Benedict

LONDON -- Malaysian authorities must ensure that this weekend's protest is not a repeat of the one in 2012 that resulted in protesters tear-gassed and arrested. The government has a duty to respect people's right to freedom of expression and to peacefully protest. A heavy-handed response by the authorities could sow the seeds of further resentment.

Malaysia and the Muslim Spring

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The movement behind the Arab Spring has a different connotation in Southeast Asian countries where Burma for example, is slowly transitioning into democracy and Thailand and Pakistan are emerging from periods of military rule.

Lebanon Finally Sees Its Twitter Dawn

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 01.14.2012 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

With Lebanon suffering one of the world's slowest Internet connection speeds, it is certainly not surprising that social media hasn't picked up in this country as quickly as it did in other parts of the globe.

Is A Civil War in Syria's Future?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

With military intervention rightfully off the table against Syria's Bashar Assad, a realistic assessment of who may pick up the pieces after he goes and under what conditions is exactly what we should be doing now before it is too late to affect any dire outcome.