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Cambodian Flood Victims Drowning in Debt
Southeast Asia
Cambodian Flood Victims Drowning in Debt
Devastating recent floods have exacerbated the microfinance debt crisis among Cambodia’s poorest people.
Cambodian Flood Victims Drowning in Debt
The Rise of Chinese Space Junk
September 16, 2013
The Rise of Chinese Space Junk
Most orbital debris is U.S. or Russian in origin. But China’s space program exacerbates an urgent issue.
The Rise of Chinese Space Junk
Shark Finning: Appetite for Extinction?
East Asia | Southeast Asia
Shark Finning: Appetite for Extinction?
Asia’s taste for shark fin soup endangers a number of species. But attitudes are changing.
Shark Finning: Appetite for Extinction?
Mahendraparvata: Cambodia’s Archaeological Rebirth
Southeast Asia
Mahendraparvata: Cambodia’s Archaeological Rebirth
The future of archaeology is high-tech. One of its first laboratories is the jungles of Cambodia.
Mahendraparvata: Cambodia’s Archaeological Rebirth
Mongolia Joins Shale Revolution, But at What Cost?
Central Asia
Mongolia Joins Shale Revolution, But at What Cost?
Oil shale exploration is quietly getting underway. But questions surround viability and environmental costs.
Mongolia Joins Shale Revolution, But at What Cost?
The Deep Sea Resources Rush
Oceania
The Deep Sea Resources Rush
Exploitation of seafloor minerals appears imminent. But do we really understand the potential impact?
The Deep Sea Resources Rush
Asia Eyes The Arctic
August 26, 2013
Asia Eyes The Arctic
The admission this year of six new permanent observers to the Arctic Council was a pivotal moment, in more ways than one.
Asia Eyes The Arctic
Karakoram Highway: China’s Treacherous Pakistan Corridor
Central Asia | East Asia | South Asia
Karakoram Highway: China’s Treacherous Pakistan Corridor
China’s use of Pakistan’s Gwadar port depends on the rugged, unreliable Karakorum Highway.
Karakoram Highway: China’s Treacherous Pakistan Corridor
Uttarakhand Tragedy: Religious Tourism and Overdevelopment
South Asia
Uttarakhand Tragedy: Religious Tourism and Overdevelopment
Runaway development and a surge in religious tourism exacerbated the damage caused by the recent floods.
Uttarakhand Tragedy: Religious Tourism and Overdevelopment
Explosive Remnants of War in the Pacific
Oceania
Explosive Remnants of War in the Pacific
World War II left the Pacific with a dangerous legacy, which continues to trouble island nations seven decades later.
Explosive Remnants of War in the Pacific
Trouble on the Mekong
Southeast Asia
Trouble on the Mekong
Europe’s Pöyry Energy and its controversial role as Xayaburi dam consultant have been challenged under new OECD CSR rules.
Trouble on the Mekong
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
Southeast Asia
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
The severity of the haze from Indonesian forest burning has prompted a growing chorus of complaints this year.
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
East Asia
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
Recovery is slow and demographic trends suggest a bleak future.
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
Saving the Buddhas of Mes Aynak
Central Asia
Saving the Buddhas of Mes Aynak
In a race against time, archaeologists are working to save a Buddhist site of immense significance in Afghanistan, slated for imminent destruction by a Chinese mining firm.
Saving the Buddhas of Mes Aynak
Russia: Can The Gas Empire Strike Back?
Central Asia | East Asia
Russia: Can The Gas Empire Strike Back?
Intransigence on pricing may cost Moscow dearly in the huge Asian gas market.
Russia: Can The Gas Empire Strike Back?
Water, the Great Regional Threat
Southeast Asia
Water, the Great Regional Threat
Asia meets in Thailand to discuss water, as the threat to water security mounts.
Water, the Great Regional Threat
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