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The Ultimate 'Grand Bargain': A U.S. - China Climate Deal
November 15, 2012
The Ultimate 'Grand Bargain': A U.S. - China Climate Deal
How soon to be completed leadership transitions in both nations and a greater awareness of environmental issues could spark an accord.
The Ultimate 'Grand Bargain': A U.S. - China Climate Deal
A Battle Unending: The Vietnam War and Agent Orange
November 13, 2012
A Battle Unending: The Vietnam War and Agent Orange
While the Vietnam War ended decades ago, its effects continue to linger on. Agent Orange haunts the lives of the people it has touched.
A Battle Unending: The Vietnam War and Agent Orange
Thanks Climate Change: Sea-Level Rise Could End South China Sea Spat
November 08, 2012
Thanks Climate Change: Sea-Level Rise Could End South China Sea Spat
Overlapping claims to islands and reefs in the South China Sea have increased tensions. They may all soon be rendered obsolete.
Thanks Climate Change: Sea-Level Rise Could End South China Sea Spat
Hurricane Sandy: The Great Reformer?
November 02, 2012
Hurricane Sandy: The Great Reformer?
In 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, causing massive devastation but spurring reform. Can Sandy push America to tackle climate change?
Hurricane Sandy: The Great Reformer?
The New
November 01, 2012
The New "Battery of Asia?"
Laos intends to build more than 70 dams along tributaries of the Mekong River. While there are rich profits to be made, is the cost too high?
The New "Battery of Asia?"
A Great Wall of Cars: Surviving China's 'Carmageddon'
October 09, 2012
A Great Wall of Cars: Surviving China's 'Carmageddon'
Chinese consumers want to buy automobiles that reflect their growing economic status. It may come at a cost.
A Great Wall of Cars: Surviving China's 'Carmageddon'
Can Thailand Avoid Becoming a Modern-Day Atlantis?
September 09, 2012
Can Thailand Avoid Becoming a Modern-Day Atlantis?
Last year, Thailand suffered historic floods. Forecasts suggest parts of the capital could be underwater by 2030. Is the country prepared?
Can Thailand Avoid Becoming a Modern-Day Atlantis?
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
September 04, 2012
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
With the world’s great powers calling, factionalism is increasingly present among island nations of the Pacific. It could be trouble.
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
Land Reform Key to Burma's Future
August 25, 2012
Land Reform Key to Burma's Future
The much heralded progress on political and social rights could all be in vain if amendments are not made to the country’s property laws.
Land Reform Key to Burma's Future
Plenty of Fish in the Sea? Food Security in the Indian Ocean
August 24, 2012
Plenty of Fish in the Sea? Food Security in the Indian Ocean
Climate change along with illegal, unreported and overfishing could disturb a vital balance in the Indian Ocean.
Plenty of Fish in the Sea? Food Security in the Indian Ocean
Battle for the Mekong Heats Up
August 02, 2012
Battle for the Mekong Heats Up
Laos’s Xayaburi dam project faces opposition throughout the region over its ecological impact.
Battle for the Mekong Heats Up
China’s Nuclear Crossroads
March 11, 2012
China’s Nuclear Crossroads
Last year’s nuclear crisis in Fukushima rocked confidence in nuclear power. Will a lack of transparency and safety controls further undercut nuclear prospects in China?
China’s Nuclear Crossroads
Japan Tsunami: 12 Months Later
March 09, 2012
Japan Tsunami: 12 Months Later
The Diplomat takes a look in pictures at Japan’s recovery from the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Japan Tsunami: 12 Months Later
February 18, 2012
South Korea’s Nuclear Challenge
After the Fukushima disaster almost a year ago, residents in the South Korean city of Gyeongju worry their government isn’t doing enough to prevent something similar.
South Korea’s Nuclear Challenge
China Holds Key to Climate Change
February 16, 2012
China Holds Key to Climate Change
Progress over climate change depends largely on the actions individual major carbon emitters, particularly China – not U.N. summits. But is the political courage there to exact change?
China Holds Key to Climate Change
Mekong Battle Delayed
December 31, 2011
Mekong Battle Delayed
The announcement that a decision over whether to proceed with the controversial Xayaburi dam has been delayed has been welcomed by NGOs. But will Laos push ahead anyway?
Mekong Battle Delayed
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