Politics

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Burma’s Democracy Challenge Flickers Out

The arrests of key activists and violence against protesters in Rangoon and other Burmese cities over the past two weeks have left the fragile opposition movement increasingly isolated, bereft of ... Read More...
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Thailand’s Political Flying Circus is Back

The horse-trading of cabinet portfolios that defined the short-lived governments of the 1980s and 1990s is back and bigger than ever now that Thailand's military junta has freed up political activity an... Read More...
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Malaysia’s First 50

On Malaysia’s 50th birthday, problems sown a generation ago continue to nag at the fabric of a nation that is precariously divided along racial lines. Despite decades of economic success, th... Read More...
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Burma protests continue

Photo by Ralf-André Lettau Driven by sudden five-fold fuel and commodity prices and the continuing deterioration of the country’s educational system, protests in Burma appear to be ... Read More...
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Thailand’s Net Nannies

Since the military government has banned popular video-sharing websites  Veoh, Metacafe and others because users posted videos deemed offensive to the royal family, where can Thailand's ... Read More...
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Taming China’s Outlaw Police

(Photo by Derrick Chang) In a potential landmark case testing a 21-year-old law allowing citizens to bring lawsuits against the Chinese government, a former PLA soldier is suing the Chinese poli... Read More...
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South Korea has a Burma Problem

The announcement Wednesday that South Korean engineers had found a record natural gas field in Burma could hardly come at a worse time for Seoul, if it bothers to consider the irony. ... Read More...