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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
India’s Population Time Bomb
November 23, 2010
India’s Population Time Bomb
High fertility rates risk turning India’s demographic dividend into a demographic disaster, reports Shreyasi Singh from New Delhi.
India’s Population Time Bomb
South Korea's Blue-water Ambitions
November 18, 2010
South Korea's Blue-water Ambitions
In the second in our series on Asia’s navies, Mingi Hyun looks at the South Korean Navy’s blue-water naval ambitions.
South Korea's Blue-water Ambitions
India’s Free Press Illusion
October 26, 2010
India’s Free Press Illusion
India proudly proclaims itself the world’s largest democracy. But a lack of real press freedom will ultimately hamper economic growth.
India’s Free Press Illusion
October 13, 2010
Afghanistan’s ‘Royal’ Outcasts
The nomadic Kuchi are being driven from their lands, says Karlos Zurutuza. They’re second-class citizens in their own country.
Afghanistan’s ‘Royal’ Outcasts
Vietnam’s Tourist Problem
October 09, 2010
Vietnam’s Tourist Problem
Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary has brought an influx of visitors. But why are so few foreign? And why won’t they come back?
Vietnam’s Tourist Problem
Delhi Games’ Homeless Legacy
October 04, 2010
Delhi Games’ Homeless Legacy
As many as 3 million people could be left homeless after the most expensive Commonwealth Games in history, reports Sanjay Kumar from New Delhi.
Delhi Games’ Homeless Legacy
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
September 10, 2010
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
The Diplomat speaks with three women whose actions and ambitions help empower and enrich lives throughout Asia.
Unique Lives that Inspire Asia
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