Ashley Westerman

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Cambodian Opposition Leaders Say Their Efforts To Return Have Been Thwarted

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Sam Rainsy of the now-banned Cambodia National Rescue Party was barred from boarding a plane from Paris to Thailand. His deputy was detained in Malaysia. Both risk arrest if they enter Cambodia.


What The Ouster Of The Royal Consort May Say About Where Thailand Is Heading

Friday, October 25, 2019

Some experts suggest King Maha Vajiralongkorn's firing of his consort may be an additional power move by a monarch who has worked to amass personal authority since he succeeded his father in 2016.


How Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Became A Target In Ukraine

Friday, October 11, 2019

Marie Louise Yovanovitch was recalled after being targeted in a political campaign that's now a subject of a federal indictment. How did she make enemies in President Trump's world?


'We Need Support': Pacific Islands Seek Help And Unity To Fight Climate Change

Saturday, October 05, 2019

They are urging the international community for more resources to help manage climate change and calling for larger countries to cut their carbon emissions.


'Fake News' Law Goes Into Effect In Singapore, Worrying Free Speech Advocates

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The law allows the government to determine what constitutes false information and stipulates hefty fines and jail sentences for people and media companies that violate it.


The Afghan Government Must Lead Peace Talks, Its National Security Adviser Says

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

After U.S.-Taliban talks excluded Afghanistan's government and collapsed last month, the senior official tells NPR that the only way to lasting peace is to include the country's leaders.


China's Ambassador To U.S. Reflects On 70 Years Of Communist Party Rule

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

On the anniversary of the People's Republic of China, the country's top diplomat in Washington says it has "no interest in global dominance or hegemony; we just want our people to have a better life."


Iran's Foreign Minister: 'Abandon The Illusion' That Tehran Will Cave To Pressure

Monday, September 23, 2019

In an interview ahead of this week's U.N. General Assembly, Mohammad Javad Zarif tells NPR that U.S. sanctions against Iran "will not be able to bring us to our knees."


50 Years Later, The Archies' 'Sugar, Sugar' Is Still 'Really Sweet'

Friday, September 20, 2019

Fifty years ago, the song "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single by the cartoon band would go on to be named 1969's song of the year.


Violence Follows Pro-Independence Protests In Indonesia's Papua Region

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tensions between pro-independence supporters and government authorities in Indonesia's Papua and West Papua provinces have continued into a second week. The government has shut down Internet access.


Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights As Humans? A Growing Number Of Voices Say Yes

Saturday, August 03, 2019

"Environmental personhood" was once considered a fringe issue, but several countries have granted rivers within their borders legal person status. Bangladesh became the latest in July.


Poll: Americans Want NASA To Focus More On Asteroid Impacts, Less On Getting To Mars

Thursday, June 20, 2019

American attitudes toward space exploration and NASA's priorities have changed ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.


Nearly 71 Million People Forcibly Displaced Worldwide As Of 2018, U.N. Report Says

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The record number headlined the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' annual "Global Trends" report published Wednesday, just a day before World Refugee Day.


U.S. Resident Imprisoned In Iran On Spying Charges Returns To America

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen, was recently released from Iran's notorious Evin Prison, where he served nearly four years.


'Patron Saints Of Nothing' Is A Book For 'The Hyphenated'

Monday, June 17, 2019

Young adult author Randy Ribay says it's tough having "a dual identity" in a world "where people want you to be one thing." His new novel explores the Philippine government's deadly war on drugs.


What It's Like To Live With A Foot In China, Another In The U.S.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

In a special series, Morning Edition discovers the experiences of people affected by the deepening tensions between the world's two largest economies.


'A Million Elephants' No More: Conservationists In Laos Rush To Save An Icon

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Laos government and conservationists estimate there are only about 800 elephants left in all of Laos, just half of them living in the wild.


Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal?

Monday, April 29, 2019

China has taken dramatic steps to fight climate change, including shutting major coal power plants. But now it plans to build hundreds of coal plants abroad.


In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt

Friday, April 26, 2019

The more than 250-mile, $6 billion railway is set to cut through the northern part of Laos and is primarily financed and built by the Chinese. So far, the project has mostly employed Chinese workers.


What China's Belt And Road Means For Elephants In Laos

Friday, April 26, 2019

Laos is known as the "Land of a Million Elephants." But after decades of loss of habitat, there are fewer than 1,000 left. Now those remaining may be endangered by a Chinese-backed rail line.