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Can the US President Act Like an Adult on his Asia Swing?

Good diplomacy doesn't make waves. Diplomats seek to achieve their nation's objectives by means short of war. In the modern era, they coordinate activities intended to enmesh other nations in a web of relations...

The Question of West Papuan Independence

West Papua became the 26th province of Indonesia in 1969, after the so-called “Act of Free Choice” sponsored by the United Nations saw the transfer of official administration of the territory from the Netherlan...

INFOGRAPHIC: Macau vs. Las Vegas

The attached infographic, designed by an organization called Casino Sites and made available to Asia Sentinel, compares the two biggest gaming centers in the world – Las Vegas and Macau. It is a fascinating loo...

A River of Donor Money Into Cambodia Does No Good

As the Cambodian government inches closer to obliterating the opposition, one key question remains to be answered: Why did billions of dollars of aid pumped into the country by international donors fail to gene...