Samantha Adler analyzes what makes unusual forms of diplomacy effective or ineffective at reducing conflict. This is the final article in a series of five.
Category Archives: Asia
Athletes and Musicians Reached Out to North Korea Reply
In the second part of a five-part series, Samantha Adler analyzes the use of basketball and classical music to strive to reduce tensions between North Korea and the United States.
The Conversation: Apology to Korea benefits Japan, too 3
Jane McClenahan writes: As it advanced through Asia in the Second World War, the Japanese Army established an estimated 2,000 ‘comfort stations’. This euphemism obscures the horror of what they really were – military brothels to service the sexual needs of the Japanese soldiers ….
Tyranny in Development Reply
“It’s time to recognize the principle that men and women really are created equal,” Professor William Easterly declared at a promotion of his new book Tyranny of Experts. Lauren Corr was there for Tutawaza.
Myanmar’s Forgotten War 1
Hundreds of thousands eek out a miserable existence as the West re-embraces Myanmar. Jane McClenahan reports.
Looking Ahead 1
Jane McClenahan writes: As we move into 2014, I’d like to share a few things I’m following this year. It’s a list to encourage discussion, is far from exhaustive and is shamelessly biased towards my own interests.
India’s new anti-rape law: Reshaping society 1
Legal expert on how India strengthened laws against sexual violence following an infamous rape and murder in Delhi. Richa Sadana reports.
Build Anti-Trafficking Movement, Rebuild Lives Reply
Going home again is rarely an option for girls and women who have been forced into prostitution in India reports Barbara Borst.
Jail One Sex Trafficker, Save Thousands of Girls Reply
Families evicted in Kolkata say several of their children are missing and may have been kidnapped by traffickers. Barbara Borst investigates.
Indian Women Seek Exit from Prostitution Reply
Salma Begum and Salena Begum are clear about one thing: they want prostitution abolished in India, as Barbara Borst reports.
Salena Begum, left, in a maroon sari, still works in prostitution as she saves money to launch a laundry business with Asma Bibi, right, and other women. Photo by Barbara Borst
Keeping the Movement on Track in India Reply
India has been in an uproar for weeks over sexual violence against women. A report from Delhi by Barbara Borst
Vandana Jena, left, and Syeda Hameed of the Indian government’s national planning commission discuss ways to combat sex-trafficking. Photo by Barbara Borst