LONGREADS FEATURE: The Taliban are in dire need of foreign aid to fix their war-torn country, but their anti-female laws make them a pariah to the detriment of millions of Afghans. Reporting from across Kabul, Kandahar Province and southern Afghanistan.
REPORT: Despite promises by government to eradicate trafficking rings, people are still being sold in Cambodia and forced to run online scams
REPORT: We were the first journalists on the scene in Marawi, Mindanao, to cover the killing of two ISIL commanders hiding out in rented flats in a gunfight with the Philippines military.
Laos’ criminal casino empire: Chinese gangsters suspected of running brothels and online scams, and trafficking humans, animal parts and drugs
PRINT MAGAZINE FEATURE: Laos’ Golden Triangle Economic Zone is home to the Kings Romans Casino, run by ex-triad boss Zhao Wei, and a number of prison-like call centres for online scams.
GI-TOC REPORT: Co-author of this in-depth report for the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime on illegal logging and timber trafficking in Cambodia, and the role of the military in facilitating the trade. Based on several months of field research and original data collection.
After a decade of systematically banning, exiling, imprisoning, and assassinating the opposition, Hun Sen’s Cambodia People’s Party swept the 2023 general election without public protest. It was a half-hearted charade, with the Prime Minister announcing before the first vote had been cast that his son, Hun Manet, commander of the armed forces, would take over as leader in the coming weeks by 22 August.
REPORT: Coverage from Bosnia and Herzegovina on the recent General Election and how the country’s complicated past continues to shape present realities
Feature in Sunday Print Edition on the scale of online scams and the sinister modern slavery compounds in Southeast Asia where many trafficking victims are held and forced to scam.
Asian Roulette: Criminogenic casinos and illicit trade in environmental commodities in South East Asia
GI-TOC Report: Contributor to major academic report for the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime on criminogenic casinos and illicit trade in environmental commodities in South East Asia.
REPORT: Hybrid UN-Cambodia court has been criticised for its slow pace and lack of convictions, but experts say it forced the country to confront the horrors of its past.