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Burma Denies Nuclear Goal
June 07, 2011
Burma Denies Nuclear Goal
Burma’s rulers say the country is too poor to acquire nuclear weapons. Its ties with North Korea are still a concern, though.
Burma Denies Nuclear Goal
ASEAN Needs Timor-Leste
June 06, 2011
ASEAN Needs Timor-Leste
Singapore has expressed doubts over whether Timor-Leste is ready to join ASEAN. Will it look elsewhere?
ASEAN Needs Timor-Leste
Australia's Indonesia Headache
June 03, 2011
Australia's Indonesia Headache
Canberra shouldn’t be surprised by Indonesia’s quest for US military hardware. But how will it balance Jakarta?
Australia's Indonesia Headache
Taming Mindanao
June 02, 2011
Taming Mindanao
Mindanao is a hotbed for militants. But there are signs President Begnino Aquino is cracking down.
Taming Mindanao
A Battle for Rare Earth
June 02, 2011
A Battle for Rare Earth
Demand for rare earths is soaring, but Australian firm Lynas is having problems with its planned Malaysian factory.
A Battle for Rare Earth
May 29, 2011
Southeast Asia's Last Strongman
Singapore’s founding father, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, has resigned. What does his decision say?
Southeast Asia's Last Strongman
Vietnam, Laos and Wildlife
May 27, 2011
Vietnam, Laos and Wildlife
Vietnamese and Laos are finally moving to crack down on wildlife smuggling across their border.
Vietnam, Laos and Wildlife
Indonesia's Democracy in Reverse
May 26, 2011
Indonesia's Democracy in Reverse
Is Indonesian democracy going forward or back? Growing religious intolerance suggests to many the former.
Indonesia's Democracy in Reverse
May 25, 2011
ISA & One Man’s Mischief
Malaysian officials aren’t treating Muhammad Akan Ali Mohammad as a joke after reports of terrorism links.
ISA & One Man’s Mischief
May 25, 2011
ISA & One Man’s Mischief
Malaysian officials aren’t treating Muhammad Akan Ali Mohammad as a joke after reports of terrorism links.
ISA & One Man’s Mischief
China and Thai-Cambodia Spat
May 24, 2011
China and Thai-Cambodia Spat
China could use its good ties with both Thailand and Cambodia to restrain the two—and boost its own standing.
China and Thai-Cambodia Spat
May 23, 2011
Microfinance and Young Indonesia
The problems at Grameen Bank and in India have hurt the image of microfinance. It’s still a good bet for Indonesia.
Microfinance and Young Indonesia
May 21, 2011
ASEAN and Rights Hypocrisy
ASEAN was right to deny Burma the chairmanship. But hypocrisy on rights makes it harder to drive the message home.
ASEAN and Rights Hypocrisy
ASEAN's China Challenge
May 20, 2011
ASEAN's China Challenge
Will a rising China confronted by energy and economic concerns try to impose its will on Southeast Asia?
ASEAN's China Challenge
May 19, 2011
Thaksin's Sister Takes Stage
Exiled Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s sister is set to run for the premiership.
Thaksin's Sister Takes Stage
Welcome to the ASEAN Village
May 18, 2011
Welcome to the ASEAN Village
The first resident US ambassador to ASEAN has plenty to think about, starting with tackling China.
Welcome to the ASEAN Village
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