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North Korea's Own Pivot to ASEAN
January 31, 2015
North Korea's Own Pivot to ASEAN
Like China, Japan, and the US, North Korea is looking toward Southeast Asia -- but with a different goal in mind.
North Korea's Own Pivot to ASEAN
Asia’s Urbanization ‘Just Beginning’
January 30, 2015
Asia’s Urbanization ‘Just Beginning’
Despite a huge wave of urbanization in the first decade of this century, the process may be just getting underway.
Asia’s Urbanization ‘Just Beginning’
Economic Zones and Infrastructure on China’s Silk Road
January 21, 2015
Economic Zones and Infrastructure on China’s Silk Road
Done right, the New Silk Road project could have a major impact on cities along the corridor.
Economic Zones and Infrastructure on China’s Silk Road
China and the Lethal Drone Option
January 15, 2015
China and the Lethal Drone Option
As China continues to refine drone technology, lethal strikes (at home and abroad) are a very real option.
China and the Lethal Drone Option
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
January 06, 2015
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
The government chose the holiday season to crack down on its ethnic Hmong population.
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
Vietnam May Crack Down on Dam Investors
January 03, 2015
Vietnam May Crack Down on Dam Investors
Government mulls harsher penalties as investors fail to meet obligations.
Vietnam May Crack Down on Dam Investors
A Surge in Southeast Asian Transnational Crime?
January 02, 2015
A Surge in Southeast Asian Transnational Crime?
Officials worry a borderless ASEAN could complicate their efforts to tackle transnational crime.
A Surge in Southeast Asian Transnational Crime?
Three Steps to Dealing With the ‘New’ China
December 31, 2014
Three Steps to Dealing With the ‘New’ China
How the U.S. (and the world) can best react to China's new activist foreign policy moves.
Three Steps to Dealing With the ‘New’ China
Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014
December 31, 2014
Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014
A look back at the region’s biggest stories over the past 12 months.
Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014
The Growing Mekong Controversy
December 29, 2014
The Growing Mekong Controversy
Mekong consultants have exposed serious flaws in the Don Sahong Dam project, which continues regardless.
The Growing Mekong Controversy
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)
Mass Bridal Disappearance in Hebei
December 22, 2014
Mass Bridal Disappearance in Hebei
The mysterious disappearance of hundred young Vietnamese women underscores China’s problem with trafficking.
Mass Bridal Disappearance in Hebei
Thailand Turns to China
December 20, 2014
Thailand Turns to China
With a post-coup cooling of relations with the West, Bangkok is looking to its largest trading partner.
Thailand Turns to China
Laos Dam Risks Damaging Mekong River, Igniting Tensions With Vietnam
December 19, 2014
Laos Dam Risks Damaging Mekong River, Igniting Tensions With Vietnam
Consultations on Don Sahong dam fail to bridge gap between Laos and neighboring states
Laos Dam Risks Damaging Mekong River, Igniting Tensions With Vietnam
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
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
December 16, 2014
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
Call issued on anniversary of disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
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