America’s Perennial Pakistan Problem - Foreign Affairs

Thursday, September 9, 2021

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The U.S. failure in Afghanistan also reflects the failure of Washington’s approach to Pakistan. Islamabad has been the Taliban’s most important foreign sponsor: it helped birth the group in the 1990s, then worked against the United States to enable its survival and resurgence. Today, prominent members of Pakistan’s security establishment are cheering the Taliban’s return to power in Kabul. Despite...

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Cyber slavery: inside Cambodia's online scam gangs - Nikkei Asia

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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The first punch lands on the left side of the young man's face, the second on the right. Several more follow. Knees strike his stomach. He cannot defend himself, his hands are cuffed. His attacker, face outside the frame, has his fist wrapped in cloth. He drags his victim by the lapels into the middle of...

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As Asean’s foot-dragging fuels anger in Myanmar, what next for ‘special envoy’ Erywan Yusof? - The South China Morning Post

Saturday, August 28, 2021

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It took the Association of Southeast Asian Nations nearly three months to convene a special meeting to discuss Myanmar’s February 1 coup. Then, a further three months elapsed before the bloc agreed on appointing Brunei’s senior diplomat Erywan Yusof as the special envoy to the violence-wracked nation. Now, some three weeks...

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