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  • AS CHINA’S ECONOMY SLOWS, ITS SLOW ECONOMY TAKES ROOT0

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    • January 31, 2021

    SOURCESEAN CULLIGAN/OZY By Ben Halder In China’s eastern Jiangsu province, a giant snail sculpture sits proudly amid canola fields just outside the town of Yaxi. It mimics the logo of Cittaslow — the international organization that promotes slow living and recognizes towns that support this way of life. After the town of 20,000 residents became

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  • Asian Anxiety: What America’s Friends Love About Trump0

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    • November 8, 2020

    OZY      8 November 2020 SourceImages Getty, Composite Sean Culligan/OZY Around the World: Butterfly Effect America’s major allies and partners want the next president — whoever it is — to continue with Trump’s tough approach with China. Charu Sudan Kasturi OZY Senior Editor Charu Sudan Kasturi’s column, “Butterfly Effect,” connects the dots on seemingly

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  • ARE INDIA’S MUSLIM WOMEN BEING DRIVEN OUT OF POLITICS?0

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    • October 15, 2020

    CAPTION By Maroosha Muzaffar        14 October 2020 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shazia Ilmi addresses a press conference as she resigned from the party on May 24, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Ilmi said the “lack of inner democracy” within AAP triggered her resignation. She said while AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal talked

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  • This Afghan Crusader Should Have Beaten Obama for the Nobel0

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    • October 11, 2020

    True Stories By Nick Fouriezos         11 October 2020   Sima Samar’s peace work in Afghanistan has outlasted presidents and the longest war in U.S. history. WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Because her peace work in Afghanistan has outlasted presidents and the longest war in U.S. history. Sima Samar was the leading candidate for

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  • Is South Asia a Ticking Time Bomb for the Coronavirus?0

    By Pallabi Munsi      15 March 2020 A resident (R) wearing a facemask as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus offers Friday prayers along with other Muslims at a mosque in Rawalpindi on March 13, 2020. Source Aamir QURESHI/Getty Why you should care The world’s most densely populated region has so far

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  • Delhi’s Riots Are Over But Mistrust Lingers0

    The worst communal violence to hit India’s capital in nearly three decades began Sunday, triggered by Hindu groups who attacked mostly Muslim protesters demonstrating against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new religion-based citizenship law. At least 25 people died and more than 200 were injured over three days of rioting, according to the most recent tally

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  • COULD MODI’S BREAK WITH DIPLOMATIC TRADITION HELP TRUMP?0

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    • February 20, 2020

    By Pallabi Munsi OZY author 20 February 2020 WHY YOU SHOULD CARE It’s a high-risk gamble that could work — or backfire — for both Trump and Modi. The western Indian city of Ahmedabad is getting dressed up for a party unlike any it has seen. Roads near the new Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium — costing $100

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  • Two-Thirds of India’s Inmates Have Not Been Convicted0

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    • December 6, 2019

    By Maroosha Muzaffar    6 December 2019 Of India’s estimated 433,000 prisoners, more than 293,000 are awaiting trial. Why you should care Despite attempts at reform, a majority of those in Indian jails are still awaiting trial.When Deepak Mishra, 36, talks about his time in prison, it is with anger and frustration. He was arrested in

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  • Want Internet in Kashmir? Agree to Give Up Privacy | OZY0

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    • November 30, 2019

    By Junaid Kathju 29 November 2019 If they want internet access, Kashmiri businesses will have to let security forces check every website they access.Source Yawar Nazir/ Getty Why you should care No one should have to give up their privacy in exchange for the internet. Companies in Kashmir can finally restore their internet connections, which

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  • Sri Lanka’s New Leader Faces Deep Fissures0

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    • November 27, 2019

    By Amy Kazmin 27 November 2019 Why you should care Winning the election was the easy part. For Sri Lanka’s new leader, the real battle starts now. The ancient Buddhist stupa where Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s president on Monday is rich in symbolism: The structure was built by the first Sinhalese

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  • Can Saudi Arabia’s Aramco IPO Bring Peace to the Middle East?0

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    • November 26, 2019

    By Sanjay Kapoor 26 November 2019 Why you should care A period of calmness opens up opportunities for key negotiations that could bring longer-term peace. At the yellow desert stone convention center at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Riyadh, people were chatting about the potential size of what Saudi Arabia hopes will be the world’s biggest-ever IPO.

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  • Indian Muslims Want Dignity, Not Land0

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    • November 21, 2019

    By Farah Naqvi    www.ozy.com 21 November 2019 Why you should care The world’s largest democracy has long stood for secularism. Its biggest minority now feels threatened like never before. “If the judgment had gone in favor of ‘the Muslim’ party, our blood would have flowed on the streets! Right-wing hordes would have descended on the

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  • India: Ganga Sagar Mela – This Popular Indian Festival Is Sinking Into the Sea0

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    • November 8, 2019

    By Catherine Davison      8 November 2019 www.ozy.com Why you should care This beach celebration in India is running out of beach. Climate Surprises: This OZY series captures the global warming-induced changes you’ve never thought about.   Sitting in the gardens of the Kapil Muni Temple on Sagar Island, Sanjay Das seems unperturbed by the fact

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  • The Streaming Wars Have Made It to India0

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    • October 22, 2019

    By Stephanie Findlay 22 October 2019 Why you should care India is the next big battleground for video content producers. As Netflix and Amazon splurge on original content to win streaming supremacy in India, Bollywood producer Tanveer Bookwala has never been so busy. This month Bookwala wrapped up filming Asura, a thriller for Voot, one

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