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Can Malaysia Shape ASEAN Beyond 2015?
January 22, 2015
Can Malaysia Shape ASEAN Beyond 2015?
As ASEAN chair, Malaysia can help make the group a truly people-centered community.
Can Malaysia Shape ASEAN Beyond 2015?
Kachin and China’s Troubled Border
January 14, 2015
Kachin and China’s Troubled Border
The Kachin conflict is a thorn in China’s side as it tries to manage its relations with Myanmar.
Kachin and China’s Troubled Border
China’s Influence in Myanmar Facing Growing Scrutiny
January 07, 2015
China’s Influence in Myanmar Facing Growing Scrutiny
Beijing is still struggling to adapt to Myanmar’s new landscape.
China’s Influence in Myanmar Facing Growing Scrutiny
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
January 06, 2015
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
Why Southeast Asia is featuring prominently in the Catholic Church’s agenda.
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
New Year’s Predictions for Southeast Asia (Part 2)
December 27, 2014
New Year’s Predictions for Southeast Asia (Part 2)
Counting down the top five predictions for 2015.
New Year’s Predictions for Southeast Asia (Part 2)
Myanmar’s Ceasefire Holdouts
December 19, 2014
Myanmar’s Ceasefire Holdouts
While the government has made progress on bringing insurgencies to an end, some groups are holding out.
Myanmar’s Ceasefire Holdouts
Spare a Thought for the Tiger of East Asia, It’s Almost Gone
December 19, 2014
Spare a Thought for the Tiger of East Asia, It’s Almost Gone
Abysmal efforts by governments in the region have seen the iconic animal poached into near extinction.
Spare a Thought for the Tiger of East Asia, It’s Almost Gone
Support for Democracy Should Be the US Strategy for Asia
December 17, 2014
Support for Democracy Should Be the US Strategy for Asia
“Now it is time for America to be clear that we stand with the new democracies of Asia.”
Support for Democracy Should Be the US Strategy for Asia
Interview: Nina Hachigian
December 12, 2014
Interview: Nina Hachigian
Recently appointed U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian speaks to The Diplomat following the U.S.-ASEAN Summit.
Interview: Nina Hachigian
A Make or Break Year for Myanmar
December 08, 2014
A Make or Break Year for Myanmar
With elections, ceasefire negotiations, and constitutional measures, 2015 will be a major test for the fledgling democracy.
A Make or Break Year for Myanmar
Can Coffee Replace Opium in Southern Shan State?
November 24, 2014
Can Coffee Replace Opium in Southern Shan State?
A UN initiative is trying to replace poppy cultivation with coffee in Myanmar.
Can Coffee Replace Opium in Southern Shan State?
American Foreign Policy and Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
November 24, 2014
American Foreign Policy and Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
Ensuring that political dialogue is maintained will be crucial for the transition.
American Foreign Policy and Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
November 23, 2014
Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
Myanmar continues to backslide on reforms. It might be time to stop giving its leaders the benefit of the doubt.
Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny
November 12, 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny
The iconic figure has signally failed the oppressed minorities who need her most.
Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny
How to Measure the Success of Obama’s Trip to Asia
November 10, 2014
How to Measure the Success of Obama’s Trip to Asia
The U.S. president has the opportunity to score a number of economic and human-rights legacy achievements.
How to Measure the Success of Obama’s Trip to Asia
India’s ‘Look East’ Policy Begins with Myanmar
November 08, 2014
India’s ‘Look East’ Policy Begins with Myanmar
Modi’s visit highlights Myanmar as a first step in countering China.
India’s ‘Look East’ Policy Begins with Myanmar
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