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Thai Floods a Wake-up Call
November 26, 2011
Thai Floods a Wake-up Call
The devastating floods in Thailand are a reminder that climate-related challenges are here to stay. The government needs to act boldly.
Thai Floods a Wake-up Call
Law Not War in the South China Sea
November 23, 2011
Law Not War in the South China Sea
Years of school-taught nationalism has complicated efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the South China Sea dispute. Time to try the legal route.
Law Not War in the South China Sea
“Killing Fields” Trial Ready to Go
November 18, 2011
“Killing Fields” Trial Ready to Go
Pol Pot’s surviving lieutenants are about to get their day in court. But will a much-criticized process be able to bring Cambodians the justice they’re searching for?
“Killing Fields” Trial Ready to Go
Obama’s Vital Asia Trade Mission
November 13, 2011
Obama’s Vital Asia Trade Mission
If Barack Obama wants to ensure opportunities, jobs and a safer world for the United States then there’s nothing more important than his trade mission to Asia.
Obama’s Vital Asia Trade Mission
Central Bangkok Spared, For Now
October 30, 2011
Central Bangkok Spared, For Now
Central Bangkok has escaped massive flooding that has so far claimed hundreds of lives. But with high tides to persist for a week, locals are still preparing for the worst.
Central Bangkok Spared, For Now
West Papuans Cry For Help
October 27, 2011
West Papuans Cry For Help
Despite facing a well-armed Indonesian Army, many West Papuans are determined to fight for a greater say in their future. William Lloyd George travels to the jungles of West Papua to meet the rebels.
West Papuans Cry For Help
Genie Out of Bottle in Thailand
October 21, 2011
Genie Out of Bottle in Thailand
Thailand’s political elites are struggling to cope with the concept of a popular mandate. But Thais are increasingly demanding accountability.
Genie Out of Bottle in Thailand
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
October 12, 2011
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
Laos has vowed to be drug free by 2015. But the Somsanga ‘treatment centre’ offers a glimpse into a world of abuse, beatings and suicide.
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
Inside the Thailand Flood Zone
October 10, 2011
Inside the Thailand Flood Zone
Flooding in Thailand has already claimed at least 250 lives. With Bangkok under threat, things could get worse, reports Simon Roughneen.
Inside the Thailand Flood Zone
South China Sea Is No Black Sea
October 05, 2011
South China Sea Is No Black Sea
The idea that the United States should abandon Southeast Asia to China is misplaced. Asia isn’t another Georgia, says James Holmes.
South China Sea Is No Black Sea
Philippines Ceasefire Under Threat
October 05, 2011
Philippines Ceasefire Under Threat
The factionalizing of insurgent groups is jeopardising a ceasefire that ended decades of civil war in the southern Philippines, reports Luke Hunt.
Philippines Ceasefire Under Threat
Aid and Independence
September 29, 2011
Aid and Independence
Almost a decade after it secured independence, Timor-Leste remains the second poorest state in Asia. It might help if aid donors listened a little more.
Aid and Independence
Benchmarks for Burma
September 25, 2011
Benchmarks for Burma
Burma’s government has pledged change, and there are signs something is really happening. But there are ways to measure the regime’s progress toward democracy.
Benchmarks for Burma
Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
September 07, 2011
Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
A flexible view of sexuality has allowed gays to find a place in the community in the Philippines – as long as they stay focused on the family.
Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
Burma's Leadership Tries Plan B
August 31, 2011
Burma's Leadership Tries Plan B
Desperate for international legitimacy, Burma’s new president has been keen to give the impression of change in the country. ASEAN shouldn’t be fooled.
Burma's Leadership Tries Plan B
Can Yingluck Fix Cambodia Ties?
August 19, 2011
Can Yingluck Fix Cambodia Ties?
The election of Yingluck Shinawatra has raised hopes that Thailand can improve its prickly ties with Cambodia. But will the Thai Army get in the way?
Can Yingluck Fix Cambodia Ties?
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