Menu
Account
Malaysia’s Rare Earth Debate
January 10, 2019
Malaysia’s Rare Earth Debate
Malaysia may forgo an opportunity to enter the lucrative market in favor of environmental protection.
Malaysia’s Rare Earth Debate
Can the Land of a Million Elephants Survive the Belt and Road?
January 03, 2019
Can the Land of a Million Elephants Survive the Belt and Road?
Chinese-funded projects in Laos could hasten the eradication of the elephant population.
Can the Land of a Million Elephants Survive the Belt and Road?
After the Tsunami in Indonesia's Sunda Strait
December 26, 2018
After the Tsunami in Indonesia's Sunda Strait
Indonesia has again been devastated by a tsunami, this time without warning.
After the Tsunami in Indonesia's Sunda Strait
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
November 21, 2018
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
Running across China, Kazakhstan, and Russia, the Irtysh carries with it a host of difficulties from floods to pollution.
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
Nepal and the China-EU Lending Race
October 15, 2018
Nepal and the China-EU Lending Race
As the EU seeks to expand lending for infrastructure in Asia, will it maintain high standards?
Nepal and the China-EU Lending Race
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
September 26, 2018
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
Despite a verbal emphasis on renewables, most Chinese energy financing in Africa goes to coal, oil, and gas.
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
Nepal’s Success in Wildlife Conservation
August 23, 2018
Nepal’s Success in Wildlife Conservation
The world can learn from Nepal’s community-oriented approach.
Nepal’s Success in Wildlife Conservation
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
August 20, 2018
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
Indian-built dams in Afghanistan are causing trouble with downstream states Iran and Pakistan.
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last
August 02, 2018
Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last
The cost-cutting and lack of oversight that led to the dam's collapse plague other hydropower projects across the country.
Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last
Saving North Korea's Wetlands
July 26, 2018
Saving North Korea's Wetlands
An economic development push could spell doom for some of Northeast Asia's last relatively pristine wetlands.
Saving North Korea's Wetlands
Taiwan's Silent Forest Wars
July 18, 2018
Taiwan's Silent Forest Wars
The fight to save Taiwan's endangered trees is ensnaring migrant workers – but at the expense of the real criminals?
Taiwan's Silent Forest Wars
Tun Mustapha: Malaysia’s Conservation Experiment
July 17, 2018
Tun Mustapha: Malaysia’s Conservation Experiment
One marine park in Malaysia is trying to find a collaborative solution to Southeast Asia’s environmental woes.
Tun Mustapha: Malaysia’s Conservation Experiment
Southeast Asia's Environmental Report Card
June 11, 2018
Southeast Asia's Environmental Report Card
Grading the Southeast Asian states on their environmental efforts so far this year.
Southeast Asia's Environmental Report Card
The Untold Story of Indonesian Deforestation
May 25, 2018
The Untold Story of Indonesian Deforestation
What’s happened to Indonesia’s forests?
The Untold Story of Indonesian Deforestation
Assam’s Elephant Emergency
May 15, 2018
Assam’s Elephant Emergency
In northeastern India, human-elephant conflict is getting worse as forest resources dwindle.
Assam’s Elephant Emergency
Sumatra's Magic Mountains
April 18, 2018
Sumatra's Magic Mountains
In Sumatra, animism lingers alongside Islam. That combination could be wildlife's best chance for survival.
Sumatra's Magic Mountains
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief