Category: Asia

The Pakistani Awakening: Imran Khan’s Azadi (Feedom) March 2014

The 14th of August 1947 marks a very auspicious day for every Pakistani, as it is the day that Pakistan became a state and gained its independence from India. After sixty-seven years of independence, the 14th of August 2014 marks yet another sea change in the Pakistani political diaspora, as Imran Khan, leads what he terms as a mass social awakening through his Azadi (Freedom) March.

Australia’s Border Protection Policies: Putting Forward Some Alternatives

Debates about refugee intakes, illegal immigrants, asylum seekers, and immigration more generally often lack precise alternatives that deal with this complicated problem. In this article Simon Katterl takes a look at the current dilemma of offshore processing and advocates the logical alternative, showing how onshore processing should be more transparent, cheaper, easier on refugees and connected to regional processing agreements.

An immovable object and an unstoppable force: the Uyghurs and Beijing

Mubashar Hasan discusses the political dynamics between the ethnic Uyghur and the Chinese administration. In this post the author argues “…Unless China is willing to pursue a more nuanced, diplomatic and inclusive approach to integrate Uyghurs, and Uyghurs choose to deal with the Chinese administration through civil and political channels, we can expect to see further clashes in the Xinjiang province over the coming years.