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The Philippines

Haiyan’s lingering aftermath

Fifteen months after super typhoon Haiyan battered the Philippines, life on the devastated Visayan Islands struggles to return to normal, reports JAMES FRANCIS WARREN. On

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Cambodia

Portrait of a pragmatist

Hun Sen’s Cambodia. By Sebastian Strangio. Yale University Press, 2014. 322pp. During a recent conversation, a foreign affairs official confided to me his views on

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China

A fearful symmetry

Members of the privileged families of the party–state are escaping China’s current anti-corruption campaign, writes GEREMIE R. BARME. Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests

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Laos

Laos foots the bill for power-hungry Bangkok

Bangkok’s ever increasing electricity consumption is perpetuating injustice in Laos, writes DANNY MARKS. Seven months ago, in May, Bangkok’s latest shopping mall, Central Embassy, celebrated

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Myanmar

Religious apartheid in Myanmar

The Myanmar government could find itself in breach of international law over plans to offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they volunteer to change their

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