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February 18, 2011
Cambodians, Rightly, Dig In Heels
Clashes between Cambodian and Thai forces over a temple are a sign of what’s to come if Thailand tries to take it, says Michael Hayes.
Cambodians, Rightly, Dig In Heels
Second-Class Citizens?
February 16, 2011
Second-Class Citizens?
Faced with a shortage of domestic help, Malaysia has been turning to Cambodia to find workers. Many, though, aren’t receiving what’s promised.
Second-Class Citizens?
Indonesia’s Looming AIDS Crisis
February 03, 2011
Indonesia’s Looming AIDS Crisis
Social stigma, cash-strapped NGOs, and moralising politicians are stopping Indonesia from taking much-needed action to prevent an epidemic.
Indonesia’s Looming AIDS Crisis
How to Get Southeast Asia Right
February 02, 2011
How to Get Southeast Asia Right
The Obama administration has recognized the importance of maritime Southeast Asia. But there’s plenty more it can do to shore up security there.
How to Get Southeast Asia Right
An American Mosque in Cambodia
January 31, 2011
An American Mosque in Cambodia
Cambodia is a rare bright spot in the fight against Islamic radicalism. Thank an unusual combination of a local imam and US soft power.
An American Mosque in Cambodia
A Prince Joins the Fray
January 17, 2011
A Prince Joins the Fray
Former Cambodian Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh is coming out of retirement. But will he be able to recapture his glory days?
A Prince Joins the Fray
Vietnam Presses the Flesh in Asia
January 13, 2011
Vietnam Presses the Flesh in Asia
But are its efforts to bolster ties with the US and Asian nations only about containing China—and protecting its territorial interests?
Vietnam Presses the Flesh in Asia
How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
December 29, 2010
How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
Counterterrorism doesn’t get the attention it used to. But recent successes can’t mask the risk it still poses in South-east Asia.
How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
Laos’s Chinese Gamble
December 24, 2010
Laos’s Chinese Gamble
A new casino complex is supposed to transform poor Ton Pheung into a ‘Macau on the Mekong’. But some locals are already nervous.
Laos’s Chinese Gamble
Politics Trump God in Indonesia?
December 14, 2010
Politics Trump God in Indonesia?
Obama lauded Indonesia as tolerant and inclusive. But some Christians worry officials are exploiting religious tensions for votes.
Politics Trump God in Indonesia?
Asia Gets Tough on Graft. Kind of.
December 08, 2010
Asia Gets Tough on Graft. Kind of.
Thursday marks UN Anti-Corruption Day. There’s plenty of it to be worried about, reports Simon Roughneen from Bangkok.
Asia Gets Tough on Graft. Kind of.
Vietnam’s Cluster Bomb Shadow
December 07, 2010
Vietnam’s Cluster Bomb Shadow
Decades after the Vietnam War ended, cluster bombs still leave large swathes of land in Laos off-limits. But the foot-dragging on a ban continues.
Vietnam’s Cluster Bomb Shadow
November 28, 2010
Islamic Militancy: Jakarta Hits Back
Indonesia’s Detachment 88 counterterrorism unit has had some big successes this year. But are separatist militants down and out?
Islamic Militancy: Jakarta Hits Back
Towering Ambition in Malaysia
November 21, 2010
Towering Ambition in Malaysia
Are plans for a new 100-storey skyscraper a sign of strength or weakness? Either way, they make little economic sense.
Towering Ambition in Malaysia
From One Prison to Another
November 15, 2010
From One Prison to Another
Aung San Suu Kyi’s release is a gamble for Burma’s ruling junta. Will its post-election confidence prove to be misplaced?
From One Prison to Another
Once More, Without Feeling
November 08, 2010
Once More, Without Feeling
No one expects anything other than a big election win for Burma’s ruling junta. A dejected population is giving up on hoping for better.
Once More, Without Feeling
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