The General’s Generals

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is attempting to introduce a constitutional amendment to extend the military’s control over policing, a move that many critics called a slide toward authoritarianism, the Associated Press reported. López Obrador proposed plans to make the quasi-military National Guard a part...

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A Ritual Silence

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sent a ritual offering to a controversial World War II shrine in the capital on Monday, a monument that has drawn criticism from Japan’s wartime victims, South Korea and China, the Guardian reported. The offering was made to Tokyo’s Yasukuni shrine...

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Dirty Justice

Paraguayan Vice-President Hugo Adalberto Velázquez Moreno will step down from his post after the US blacklisted him for alleged corruption, a move that further erodes trust in the government of the South American nation, the Washington Post reported. US officials unveiled a corruption list Friday that...

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Coming to the Table

Chad’s military government signed a peace deal with more than 40 opposition groups Monday, an agreement that is expected to kickstart reconciliation talks in the restive African nation, Al Jazeera reported. The government and rebel groups signed the accord in the Qatari capital of Doha following...

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Round Two

India unexpectedly withdrew a proposed data protection bill this month, which had raised fears among tech giants and privacy rights advocates about government overreach, the New York Times wrote. The government said it is now working on new legislation, two years after unveiling the previous bill,...

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The Big Flex

TAIWAN [map url="https://mcusercontent.com/a2e22d7f24f6d1e3464d05be4/images/dab1143a-8514-4f63-8098-bd36050d9680.png"] China will hold five additional live-fire drills in the Bohai and Yellow seas in another show of force to broadcast its fury over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week, the Washington Post reported Sunday. China has been holding military exercises near...

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Equal but Unequal

Malaysia’s Court of Appeal on Friday overturned a landmark decision that would allow women to automatically pass their citizenship to children born overseas, a case that has sparked criticism over the government’s inability to ensure gender equality, Al Jazeera reported. The case centers on a constitutional...

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