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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
Thailand’s Misplaced Police Priority
November 08, 2010
Thailand’s Misplaced Police Priority
The new Thai police chief says tackling anti-monarchists is his top priority. He risks deepening divisions in the country.
Thailand’s Misplaced Police Priority
Burma's Mysterious Border Closure
November 03, 2010
Burma's Mysterious Border Closure
The Burmese junta’s decision to close a Thai border crossing has prompted frustration and questions—and no answers from Burma.
Burma's Mysterious Border Closure
Moscow’s Asian Nuclear Campaign
November 02, 2010
Moscow’s Asian Nuclear Campaign
Energy-hungry Asia offers Russia a chance to re-engage with the continent. But is a nuclear strategy a guarantee of influence?
Moscow’s Asian Nuclear Campaign
When Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?
October 28, 2010
When Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?
‘War on terror’ was a flawed term from the start. But Asian governments, too, are willing to play politics with terrorism.
When Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?
After Burma Poll, Conflict Looms
October 27, 2010
After Burma Poll, Conflict Looms
Burma’s history is marked by insurgencies and ethnic tension. Next month’s poll could see them bubble over into armed conflict.
After Burma Poll, Conflict Looms
The Battle Over the Mekong
October 22, 2010
The Battle Over the Mekong
Chinese dams threaten one of the world’s most biodiverse rivers, critics say. It’s not just environmentalists who are worried.
The Battle Over the Mekong
Vietnam’s Tourist Problem
October 09, 2010
Vietnam’s Tourist Problem
Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary has brought an influx of visitors. But why are so few foreign? And why won’t they come back?
Vietnam’s Tourist Problem
Love Thy Neighbour?
October 06, 2010
Love Thy Neighbour?
Malaysia and Indonesia have a shared history dating back centuries. But decades after independence they still can’t get along.
Love Thy Neighbour?
Indonesia’s Climate Experiment
September 30, 2010
Indonesia’s Climate Experiment
There’s an easy charm to Banda Aceh that belies its tumultuous history—and a ground-breaking climate change experiment.
Indonesia’s Climate Experiment
Why a US-Vietnam Nuclear Deal?
September 15, 2010
Why a US-Vietnam Nuclear Deal?
A rising China has pushed the US and Vietnam together. The 123 nuclear agreement could just be the start of warmer ties.
Why a US-Vietnam Nuclear Deal?
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
September 10, 2010
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
The hostage crisis has left Philippines President Benigno Aquino with some awkward choices, says Filipino lawmaker Mong Palatino.
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
September 10, 2010
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
The Diplomat speaks with three women whose actions and ambitions help empower and enrich lives throughout Asia.
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
US Cosies up to Vietnam
September 02, 2010
US Cosies up to Vietnam
Worried about China’s strengthening navy and South China Sea claim, the former adversaries are setting ideology aside.
US Cosies up to Vietnam
Solving South China Sea Spat
August 26, 2010
Solving South China Sea Spat
Australia and the ICJ could help resolve the tensions over the South China Sea. China shouldn’t fear internationalization.
Solving South China Sea Spat
A Philippine Peace Process
August 19, 2010
A Philippine Peace Process
Can the new Aquino administration broker a lasting peace agreement with the MILF in Mindanao? Luke Hunt and Karl Wilson report.
A Philippine Peace Process
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