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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?
August 05, 2011
From Burma Road to Road Map
Concerns over Burma’s ties with North Korea and China have prompted the US to sit up and take notice of the country. But it needs a road map.
From Burma Road to Road Map
The Folly of More Burma Sanctions
August 02, 2011
The Folly of More Burma Sanctions
With the first signs of reform there in decades, the US plan to extend sanctions against the government is misguided and self-defeating, says David Steinberg.
The Folly of More Burma Sanctions
July 29, 2011
Beating the South China Sea Phoenix
The guidelines agreed at the ASEAN Regional Forum are a good start in resolving the territorial row between China and Southeast Asian nations.
Beating the South China Sea Phoenix
Inside Indonesia’s 'Burning Forests'
July 28, 2011
Inside Indonesia’s 'Burning Forests'
Indonesia’s rainforests are being torn down at an alarming rate. Ulara Nakagawa reports on the pressures locals face from the palm oil industry.
Inside Indonesia’s 'Burning Forests'
July 25, 2011
North Korea’s Underground Railway
The sleepy Thai district of Chiang Saen has become a key transit hub for North Korean refugees. But it’s leaving Bangkok with a political headache.
North Korea’s Underground Railway
US Shines at ASEAN Forum
July 23, 2011
US Shines at ASEAN Forum
With trade dominating Southeast Asian nations’ agendas, it’s left to the US to save the organisation’s moral bacon, says Luke Hunt.
US Shines at ASEAN Forum
Cambodia’s Uighur ‘Madness’
July 19, 2011
Cambodia’s Uighur ‘Madness’
WikiLeaks cables suggest serious shortcomings in Cambodia’s willingness to abide by human rights treaties – and China’s continuing influence in the country.
Cambodia’s Uighur ‘Madness’
China and the Kachin Conflict
July 16, 2011
China and the Kachin Conflict
Some blame China’s Dapein Dam project for triggering the conflict between Kachin rebels and Burma’s army. There’s much more to it than that.
China and the Kachin Conflict
Burma’s Dead Men Walking
July 13, 2011
Burma’s Dead Men Walking
A new Human Rights Watch report details how hundreds of convicts were beaten, forced to carry supplies for the military – and clear landmines with sticks and forks.
Burma’s Dead Men Walking
Will Suu Kyi Be Targeted?
July 11, 2011
Will Suu Kyi Be Targeted?
Aung San Suu Kyi’s backers say it’s time for her to meet the public. She’s been attacked once by junta supporters. Could it happen again?
Will Suu Kyi Be Targeted?
Sheen Comes Off Khmer Rouge Trial
July 10, 2011
Sheen Comes Off Khmer Rouge Trial
The first stage of Cambodia’s Case 002 is over. But will Hun Sen stamp out the prospects of more people being held to account?
Sheen Comes Off Khmer Rouge Trial
Burma Facing War on All Fronts?
July 07, 2011
Burma Facing War on All Fronts?
The Kachin people, marginalised by the Burmese government, are willing to fight for survival. Is China the only hope for preventing all-out war?
Burma Facing War on All Fronts?
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