Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
Southeast Asia
Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
The potential is enormous, but a change in mindset will be needed.
Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
A Bitcoin Revolution in Southeast Asia?
Southeast Asia
A Bitcoin Revolution in Southeast Asia?
The region’s adoption of the cryptocurrency is nascent to say the least, but some backers see real potential.
A Bitcoin Revolution in Southeast Asia?
Agent Orange in Okinawa
East Asia
Agent Orange in Okinawa
Determined citizens are working to uncover “one of the best kept secrets of the Cold War era.”
Agent Orange in Okinawa
Mustang: The Last Lost Kingdom
South Asia
Mustang: The Last Lost Kingdom
A journey through an ancient kingdom on the edge of change.
Mustang: The Last Lost Kingdom
Sex Trafficking and China’s One Child Policy
East Asia
Sex Trafficking and China’s One Child Policy
Among the consequences of China's one child policy: a growing market for trafficked women.
Sex Trafficking and China’s One Child Policy
The Plight of Cambodia’s Khmer Krom Community
Southeast Asia
The Plight of Cambodia’s Khmer Krom Community
Ethnic Khmer from South Vietnam are seeking an apology and recognition, to little avail.
The Plight of Cambodia’s Khmer Krom Community
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
East Asia
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
Some skeptics are publicly doubting the horrific stories being told by North Korean defectors.
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
Bhutan's Struggling Media
South Asia
Bhutan's Struggling Media
Despite high hopes, journalism in Bhutan has struggled during its democratic transition.
Bhutan's Struggling Media
Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities
Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities
Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi embody a larger struggle in Vietnam between traditional culture and modernity.
Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities
Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
East Asia
Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
In China, the Hui Salafi sect, and its links with Saudi Arabia, have a long and complex history.
Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
Oceania
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
Every year, dozens of men, women and children are brutally murdered on accusations of witchcraft or sorcery.
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand
Southeast Asia
Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand
Life can be very hard for the Burmese who come to Thailand in search of work.
Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand
Did SARS Prepare East Asia for Ebola?
East Asia
Did SARS Prepare East Asia for Ebola?
The WHO says East Asia is more prepared for Ebola than any other region. Still, it must keep its guard up.
Did SARS Prepare East Asia for Ebola?
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
Central Asia
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
New technology is helping to keep a traditional lifestyle alive on the Mongolian steppes.
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
In Pakistan, 'Blasphemers' Like Me Receive Militant ‘Justice’
South Asia
In Pakistan, 'Blasphemers' Like Me Receive Militant ‘Justice’
Like so many others, I was recently targeted in a cold-blooded assassination for speaking out against extremism.
In Pakistan, 'Blasphemers' Like Me Receive Militant ‘Justice’
India’s Impressive Space Program
South Asia
India’s Impressive Space Program
The recent Mars orbit caps an impressive track record for the country’s space agency.
India’s Impressive Space Program
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