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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
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’
Fukushima and Cultural Superiority
July 15, 2011
Fukushima and Cultural Superiority
As the nuclear crisis is dissected by commentators, some have turned to cultural stereotypes to explain the problems. It’s a dangerous approach.
Fukushima and Cultural Superiority
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
Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future
July 12, 2011
Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future
Any big shift from nuclear power will take years. It’s time for Japan’s politicians to show some leadership to ensure the country’s reactors get back online.
Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future
Wen Jiabao vs Aung San Suu Kyi
July 10, 2011
Wen Jiabao vs Aung San Suu Kyi
Burma’s opposition leader may have achieved less than the Chinese premier. But Suu Kyi’s less is definitely more.
Wen Jiabao vs Aung San Suu Kyi
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
Hanging with Kabul’s ‘Invisibles’
July 02, 2011
Hanging with Kabul’s ‘Invisibles’
The attack this week on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul is a reminder of the daily dangers expat workers face. Aid groups aren’t taking any chances.
Hanging with Kabul’s ‘Invisibles’
Khmer Rouge Trial Takes Shape
July 01, 2011
Khmer Rouge Trial Takes Shape
The initial hearings in Cambodia’s Case 002 have closed. The lines of defence to be employed by the four accused of involvement in genocide are becoming clear.
Khmer Rouge Trial Takes Shape
Cambodia Primed for the Main Event
June 25, 2011
Cambodia Primed for the Main Event
Decades after the horrors of the Killing Fields, many Cambodians hope Case 002 can finally offer justice to the memory of those killed by the Khmer Rouge.
Cambodia Primed for the Main Event
India’s Anti-Corruption Crusades
June 21, 2011
India’s Anti-Corruption Crusades
Why civil society leaders like Anna Hazare and Bab Ramdev are seizing the initiative on tackling corruption in India.
India’s Anti-Corruption Crusades
South Korea's Tuition Battle
June 20, 2011
South Korea's Tuition Battle
Disillusioned over underinvestment in education, university students are taking to the streets. It’s just one front in a broader political battle.
South Korea's Tuition Battle
Burma's 'Nowhere People'
June 07, 2011
Burma's 'Nowhere People'
Persecuted in their Burma homeland, many of the Rohingya people have fled across the border to Bangladesh. But even there, they can’t make a living.
Burma's 'Nowhere People'
The Sad Truth of China’s Education
June 03, 2011
The Sad Truth of China’s Education
Next week, Chinese students take the national college entrance exam. It’s the soul-destroying culmination of years of study. And as good as it gets.
The Sad Truth of China’s Education
Free Speech in Thailand
June 03, 2011
Free Speech in Thailand
Thailand‘s lèse-majesté laws are notorious. But do Thais care enough to get behind a push ahead of elections to amend the rules?
Free Speech in Thailand
Escaping North Korea
May 28, 2011
Escaping North Korea
The hundreds of North Koreans escaping into China each year are facing ever tougher border controls. Those caught face imprisonment and torture.
Escaping North Korea
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