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April 09, 2010
Rise and Fall of a Terror Cell
The jungles of Indonesia’s Aceh Province seem fertile ground for Islamic militants. But not this time, reports Aubrey Belford.
Rise and Fall of a Terror Cell
March 27, 2010
Burma's Bleak Election Plans
The junta’s election preparations have a depressingly familiar ring to them. Phil Thornton reports from the Thai-Burma border.
Burma's Bleak Election Plans
March 23, 2010
Obama’s Snub? No Problem
Barack Obama will find Indonesia a surprisingly tolerant and vibrant host, says Joe Cochrane. When he finally gets there.
Obama’s Snub? No Problem
Thailand’s Blood Red Protest
March 21, 2010
Thailand’s Blood Red Protest
The sometimes gruesome protests by the country’s red shirts have certainly grabbed international attention. But what now?
Thailand’s Blood Red Protest
March 04, 2010
E-mailing in Political Change
Can a political party change an oppressive system from abroad? Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, hopes so.
E-mailing in Political Change
February 22, 2010
The ‘A’ Word
Malaysia’s has carefully crafted an image as a multi-cultural home for the world’s races and religions. But this picture of harmony is being challenged from all sides–by the government, in the courts and from the pulpit. Luke Hunt travels across the country to report on why.
The ‘A’ Word
Violence Looms over Upcoming Poll
February 02, 2010
Violence Looms over Upcoming Poll
The massacre of dozens of journalists in The Philippines last November grabbed international headlines and shone a light on long-simmering tensions in the country’s south, reports Luke Hunt, who says clan rivalries, terrorist links and corruption have created a combustible mix ahead of May’s general election.
Violence Looms over Upcoming Poll
The Other Ticking Nuclear Clock
January 19, 2010
The Other Ticking Nuclear Clock
Reports that Burma’s military junta has received assistance with constructing nuclear facilities from North Korea and Pakistan are causing a headache for Indian strategists, reports Rajeev Sharma.
The Other Ticking Nuclear Clock
January 08, 2010
Young, Restless--But Not Failed Yet
Ten years after voting for independence even the opposition is upbeat about Timor-Leste’s future, reports Anthony Anderton. But the country still faces daunting obstacles for long-term stability.
Young, Restless--But Not Failed Yet
Indonesia's Dirty Secret
December 23, 2009
Indonesia's Dirty Secret
The Citarum River is Indonesia’s lifeline. But polluted and poisoned, it now poses serious health risks. Elise Potaka investigates the problem–and possible solutions.
Indonesia's Dirty Secret
December 18, 2009
Barry Obama? Not Here Thanks.
Marketed by the White House as America’s first ‘Asian’ president, Barack Obama spent several years growing up in Indonesia. But as Ben Bland discovers, not all Jakartans are enamoured with the metre-tall incarnation of ‘Barry’ erected in a park last week.
Barry Obama? Not Here Thanks.
In Defence of ASEAN
December 17, 2009
In Defence of ASEAN
By Invitation: Ambassador Ong Keng Yong
In Defence of ASEAN
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?
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
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