UNESCO Has Failed to Prevent Forced Evictions at Angkor Wat
By Sambath Reth
The rights group Amnesty International claims that thousands of families have been evicted from the world-famous temples over the past year.
How Mongolia’s Nomadic Culture Is Navigating Modernization
By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia's government is taking pains to keep traditional nomadic culture alive – and hoping to boost revenue streams as a byproduct.
Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?
By Tom Fawthrop
Another Mekong dam project threatens to cost the former royal capital its UNESCO World Heritage status.
Bridging the Gaps in the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway
By Liu Diyi
How can we foster a more connected and inclusive Asia-Pacific?
Should China Now Lead UNESCO?
By Grace Guo
The move would represent a step in the wrong direction for the organization.
The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
By Luke Hunt
The country is only beginning to reexamine how it preserves its ancient temples.
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
By Yo-Jung Chen
Abe’s diplomatic successes are being constrained by his ideological leanings.
Moderating Japan’s UNESCO Policy
By Trevor Kennedy
The country has benefited from listing sites, but it must avoid politicizing the process.
UNESCO Accepts China's Nanjing Massacre Documents
By Bochen Han
Japan is not happy with the UN body's decision.
UNESCO's Great Barrier Reef Decision Has Much Wider Ramifications
By Luke Hunt
An Australian plan, if accepted, could form a pan-ASEAN/Pacific blueprint.
ISIS Is Destroying Priceless Artifacts. Here's How to Stop Them.
By Thiago Velozo and Lucas Bento
The Islamic States' desecration of Iraq's cultural heritage can not be allowed to continue.
Japanese WWII Survivor Wants UNESCO Certification for Kamikaze Letters
By J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors talk about controversial letters penned by Kamikaze pilots and more in this week's podcast.