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May 25, 2011
ISA & One Man’s Mischief
Malaysian officials aren’t treating Muhammad Akan Ali Mohammad as a joke after reports of terrorism links.
ISA & One Man’s Mischief
China and Thai-Cambodia Spat
May 24, 2011
China and Thai-Cambodia Spat
China could use its good ties with both Thailand and Cambodia to restrain the two—and boost its own standing.
China and Thai-Cambodia Spat
May 23, 2011
Microfinance and Young Indonesia
The problems at Grameen Bank and in India have hurt the image of microfinance. It’s still a good bet for Indonesia.
Microfinance and Young Indonesia
May 21, 2011
ASEAN and Rights Hypocrisy
ASEAN was right to deny Burma the chairmanship. But hypocrisy on rights makes it harder to drive the message home.
ASEAN and Rights Hypocrisy
ASEAN's China Challenge
May 20, 2011
ASEAN's China Challenge
Will a rising China confronted by energy and economic concerns try to impose its will on Southeast Asia?
ASEAN's China Challenge
May 19, 2011
Thaksin's Sister Takes Stage
Exiled Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s sister is set to run for the premiership.
Thaksin's Sister Takes Stage
Welcome to the ASEAN Village
May 18, 2011
Welcome to the ASEAN Village
The first resident US ambassador to ASEAN has plenty to think about, starting with tackling China.
Welcome to the ASEAN Village
Indonesia Watch
May 17, 2011
Indonesia Watch
Australia and Thailand are in talks over asylum seeker arrangements. It could be part of a drive toward a regional system.
Indonesia Watch
Squabbles Brewing in Philippines?
May 16, 2011
Squabbles Brewing in Philippines?
Will Mar Roxas’ likely increased role in the Philippines government lead to clashes with Paquito Ochoa?
Squabbles Brewing in Philippines?
Sarawak, Singapore Poll Lessons
May 15, 2011
Sarawak, Singapore Poll Lessons
The ruling parties came out on top in the Singapore and Sarawak elections. It’s not as good as it sounds.
Sarawak, Singapore Poll Lessons
Upbeat on ASEAN Economies
May 13, 2011
Upbeat on ASEAN Economies
While the US, Japanese and European economies struggle, things are looking rosier for Southeast Asian nations.
Upbeat on ASEAN Economies
May 12, 2011
Reach Sambath, 1964-2011
Renowned Cambodian journalist Reach Sambath passes away after a long and distinguished career.
Reach Sambath, 1964-2011
May 11, 2011
Flashes of ASEAN Brilliance
Burma was, as usual, a low point at the latest ASEAN summit. But there was good news on the environment.
Flashes of ASEAN Brilliance
Singapore's Election Shift
May 10, 2011
Singapore's Election Shift
The ruling People’s Action Party triumphed in last week’s election. Still, the ruling regime looks badly damaged.
Singapore's Election Shift
War, Elections, and Sexuality
May 06, 2011
War, Elections, and Sexuality
Conflict and sex scandals have been dominating the headlines in Southeast Asia so far this year.
War, Elections, and Sexuality
Palm Oil Diplomacy
May 05, 2011
Palm Oil Diplomacy
Malaysia’s palm oil industry is angry at an Australian bill demanding labelling. But they’re arguments are slippery.
Palm Oil Diplomacy
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