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Biggest Show on Earth
December 09, 2009
Biggest Show on Earth
Stephen Midas reports from the Copenhagen Climate Conference where delegates around the world are working to thrash out an agreement aimed at tackling global warming.
Biggest Show on Earth
December 04, 2009
An Interview with Nina Hachigian
The Diplomat speaks with Nina Hachigian, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and co-author of ‘The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise,’ about US president Barack Obama’s recent trip to China, Sino-India tensions and whether China is destined for great power status.
An Interview with Nina Hachigian
We Were All Boat People Once
December 03, 2009
We Were All Boat People Once
Two months after docking in Indonesia, a boat full of Sri Lankan refugees still don’t know if they will be allowed to reach their intended destination of Australia. Susan Merrell looks at how the debate has unfolded in Australia and visits a New South Wales town with direct experience of the issue.
We Were All Boat People Once
The History of Sino-India Tensions
December 01, 2009
The History of Sino-India Tensions
Watchers of Asia’s two big rising powers are getting it wrong, says The Diplomat’s Madhav Nalapat. In focusing on economics and a border dispute, they are overlooking the biggest irritant to ties: a soft-spoken monk who was granted asylum in India 50 years ago.
The History of Sino-India Tensions
December 01, 2009
An Interview With Lawrence Prabhakar
The Diplomat speaks with Lawrence Prabhakar, Professor of Political Science at India’s Madras Christian College, about Manmohan Singh’s recent trip to Washington, Indo-US ties and China’s growing maritime presence in the Indian Ocean.
An Interview With Lawrence Prabhakar
November 27, 2009
Growing Pains
Dubbed the ‘Dreamhub’, Seoul’s massive international business district project is meant to be the jewel in the crown of the city’s redevelopment efforts. But as Ben Hancock reports, the plan’s grandeur belies a deep conflict over the future of the city and its residents.
Growing Pains
Trust is a Two-Way Street
November 25, 2009
Trust is a Two-Way Street
Trust is a Two-Way Street
Too Close for Comfort?
November 20, 2009
Too Close for Comfort?
As Singapore emerges from its sharpest and most protracted recession, the city-state’s policymakers have been keen to emphasize the importance of immigrants to the country’s future well-being. But as Jeya Segaram discovers, the downturn has exacerbated simmering tensions over an immigration policy that some Singaporeans believe is too lax.
Too Close for Comfort?
November 19, 2009
Faith, Hope and Justice
Just weeks after Timor-Leste voted for independence, the town of Suai was visited by a gang of pro-Indonesian rule militiamen who slaughtered dozens of unarmed citizens hiding in a church. Steve Holland meets Manuel dos Santos who, 10 years later, is still waiting for justice–and for his abducted daughter to come home.
Faith, Hope and Justice
November 17, 2009
Asia's Next Flashpoint?
The offer to former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of a position as an economic adviser to Cambodian Premier Hun Sen has inflamed relations between the two countries. The Diplomat contributor Luke Hunt travels to Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Preah Vihear and finds out how Thaksin’s new role has upset the Thai monarchy and quietly amused Beijing.
Asia's Next Flashpoint?
An Interview with Howard Dean
November 16, 2009
An Interview with Howard Dean
The doyen of the Democratic Party discusses Afghanistan, China, North Korea, Obama and the GFC with Daniel Collings.
An Interview with Howard Dean
November 13, 2009
Adventure Haven
After years of political unrest, the Solomon Islands is now reinventing itself as the ultimate destination for adventure-seekers. Dominic Rolfe explains why travellers who want that extra degree of independence on their holidays should head there
Adventure Haven
November 12, 2009
Notes from a Show Trial
Fair trial or kangaroo court? Ben Bland reports from Kuala Lumpur on former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s efforts to criminalise war.
Notes from a Show Trial
No Place Like Home?
November 10, 2009
No Place Like Home?
After decades in exile, some Tibetans are beginning to question whether the breathtaking location in India that has served as their temporary residence might, despite their best hopes, be taking on the trappings of a more permanent home. Saransh Sehgal meets the exiles living in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama.
No Place Like Home?
November 09, 2009
An Interview with Ahmed Quraishi
The Diplomat speaks with Pakistani commentator Ahmed Quraishi about the country’s current military offensive in Waziristan, relations with the US and what America should do to improve its image in Pakistan.
An Interview with Ahmed Quraishi
The Lost Girls
November 06, 2009
The Lost Girls
Parents in India desperate for sons have been taking advantage of advances in medical technology and liberal abortion laws to ensure they don’t have daughters. Shreyasi Singh looks at the reasons behind the dramatic distortions in the country’s sex ratio.
The Lost Girls
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