Menu
Account
Indonesia’s Climate Experiment
September 30, 2010
Indonesia’s Climate Experiment
There’s an easy charm to Banda Aceh that belies its tumultuous history—and a ground-breaking climate change experiment.
Indonesia’s Climate Experiment
Why a US-Vietnam Nuclear Deal?
September 15, 2010
Why a US-Vietnam Nuclear Deal?
A rising China has pushed the US and Vietnam together. The 123 nuclear agreement could just be the start of warmer ties.
Why a US-Vietnam Nuclear Deal?
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
September 10, 2010
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
The hostage crisis has left Philippines President Benigno Aquino with some awkward choices, says Filipino lawmaker Mong Palatino.
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
September 10, 2010
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
The Diplomat speaks with three women whose actions and ambitions help empower and enrich lives throughout Asia.
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
US Cosies up to Vietnam
September 02, 2010
US Cosies up to Vietnam
Worried about China’s strengthening navy and South China Sea claim, the former adversaries are setting ideology aside.
US Cosies up to Vietnam
Solving South China Sea Spat
August 26, 2010
Solving South China Sea Spat
Australia and the ICJ could help resolve the tensions over the South China Sea. China shouldn’t fear internationalization.
Solving South China Sea Spat
A Philippine Peace Process
August 19, 2010
A Philippine Peace Process
Can the new Aquino administration broker a lasting peace agreement with the MILF in Mindanao? Luke Hunt and Karl Wilson report.
A Philippine Peace Process
Why US Made Hanoi Move
August 18, 2010
Why US Made Hanoi Move
The US was under pressure from ASEAN countries to step up over the South China Sea. But conflict with China isn’t inevitable.
Why US Made Hanoi Move
India’s Shameful Burma Ploy
August 12, 2010
India’s Shameful Burma Ploy
The red carpet welcome India offered Burma’s leader is aimed at countering China’s influence. He’s holding the two to ransom.
India’s Shameful Burma Ploy
Vietnam’s Hot, Dark Summer
August 05, 2010
Vietnam’s Hot, Dark Summer
As demand outstrips supply in a brutally hot Vietnam summer, anger grows with the government power company over blackouts.
Vietnam’s Hot, Dark Summer
Revisiting the Killing Fields
August 04, 2010
Revisiting the Killing Fields
The trial of the first Khmer Rouge leader by the Cambodia Tribunal leaves Cambodians with a mix of relief and frustration.
Revisiting the Killing Fields
Sex and the Censors in Asia
July 13, 2010
Sex and the Censors in Asia
South-east Asian governments are increasingly censoring ‘immoral’ web content. Do they have political motivations as well?
Sex and the Censors in Asia
Vietnam’s China Backlash?
July 07, 2010
Vietnam’s China Backlash?
Tougher work visa requirements in Vietnam seem aimed mostly at Chinese migrants. But other expats are caught in the middle.
Vietnam’s China Backlash?
Abhisit's Filipino Lesson
June 30, 2010
Abhisit's Filipino Lesson
Will the visiting Thai leader be inspired by Benigno Aquino’s smooth accession to the presidency in the Philippines?
Abhisit's Filipino Lesson
What COIN Teaches Thailand
June 25, 2010
What COIN Teaches Thailand
The Thai Red Shirts have the hallmarks of an insurgency. Does a book written by David Petraeus show how to resolve the issue?
What COIN Teaches Thailand
June 22, 2010
Twitter Wars in Asia
Conservative and liberal Muslims in Indonesia are taking their fight for hearts and minds to Twitter. Is that good or bad?
Twitter Wars in Asia
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief