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Cambodia's Land Crisis
March 21, 2011
Cambodia's Land Crisis
Evictions from a Phnom Penh slum and a controversial World Bank project underscore the seriousness of Cambodia’s land disputes.
Cambodia's Land Crisis
Vietnam’s Murky Media Picture
March 10, 2011
Vietnam’s Murky Media Picture
A new media law has been widely criticized as further curtailing press freedom in Vietnam. But the situation is more complex than many think.
Vietnam’s Murky Media Picture
Revolution: Will Asia Be Next?
March 03, 2011
Revolution: Will Asia Be Next?
Arab world unrest has spread from Tunisia to Egypt, Bahrain and Libya. Could it travel further? Analysts give their verdict on seven Asian states.
Revolution: Will Asia Be Next?
February 25, 2011
The CIA’s 'Secret War'
Decades after US forces exited the Vietnam War the remnants of a CIA-backed force of Lao villagers still live in fear in the jungle.
The CIA’s 'Secret War'
Asia’s Opium Resurgence
February 22, 2011
Asia’s Opium Resurgence
Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle has seen a jump in opium production. Will Laos ever be allowed to cash-in legally on its booming crop?
Asia’s Opium Resurgence
Five Lions in Afghanistan
February 18, 2011
Five Lions in Afghanistan
The Panjshir Valley is an oasis of calm in war-torn Afghanistan. Could a colourful history one day help to make it a tourism hotspot?
Five Lions in Afghanistan
Second-Class Citizens?
February 16, 2011
Second-Class Citizens?
Faced with a shortage of domestic help, Malaysia has been turning to Cambodia to find workers. Many, though, aren’t receiving what’s promised.
Second-Class Citizens?
Living in a Despot’s Walled Garden
February 14, 2011
Living in a Despot’s Walled Garden
North Korea’s development of a walled garden ‘app’ is only the most extreme example of what governments may do to restrict web access.
Living in a Despot’s Walled Garden
February 07, 2011
The Hoodwinking of India’s Students
The recent case of Tri-Valley University is about more than just a sham school and US visa fraud, reports Delhi-based writer Neeta Lal.
The Hoodwinking of India’s Students
Why Is India Bad at Sport?
January 21, 2011
Why Is India Bad at Sport?
Cricket aside, India has failed to live up to the sporting expectations of its population, says Shreyasi Singh. But it’s turning things around.
Why Is India Bad at Sport?
‘North Korea’s Committing Genocide’
January 14, 2011
‘North Korea’s Committing Genocide’
Robert Park grabbed global headlines after walking into North Korea on Christmas Day, 2009. He tells The Diplomat why he’s now angry with Seoul.
‘North Korea’s Committing Genocide’
Laos’s Chinese Gamble
December 24, 2010
Laos’s Chinese Gamble
A new casino complex is supposed to transform poor Ton Pheung into a ‘Macau on the Mekong’. But some locals are already nervous.
Laos’s Chinese Gamble
Pyongyang Looms for South Refugees
December 17, 2010
Pyongyang Looms for South Refugees
Refugees from the island shelled by North Korea’s military last month are angry—and scared life will never be the same again.
Pyongyang Looms for South Refugees
Politics Trump God in Indonesia?
December 14, 2010
Politics Trump God in Indonesia?
Obama lauded Indonesia as tolerant and inclusive. But some Christians worry officials are exploiting religious tensions for votes.
Politics Trump God in Indonesia?
Asia Gets Tough on Graft. Kind of.
December 08, 2010
Asia Gets Tough on Graft. Kind of.
Thursday marks UN Anti-Corruption Day. There’s plenty of it to be worried about, reports Simon Roughneen from Bangkok.
Asia Gets Tough on Graft. Kind of.
Vietnam’s Cluster Bomb Shadow
December 07, 2010
Vietnam’s Cluster Bomb Shadow
Decades after the Vietnam War ended, cluster bombs still leave large swathes of land in Laos off-limits. But the foot-dragging on a ban continues.
Vietnam’s Cluster Bomb Shadow
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