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In Depth: Asia Pacific and Thailand

17 Oct 2016

The Power to Vilify on Social Media Trumps Reverence

The outpouring of grief for Thailand’s King Rama IX makes one wonder if reverence and respect for national leaders will fall victim to the tendency to vilify and stigmatize public figures on social media.
31 Dec 2014

Democracy: Four Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2015

2014 was a bleak year for the development of democracy around the world, but history has shown we are often blind to the democratic possibilities unfolding amidst the turmoil.
1 Jul 2010

All Out: China Turns on the Charm

The Heritage Foundation's Helle C. Dale tells how the U.S. is struggling to keep up with China's massive promotional efforts around the world.
1 Mar 2011

Nervous Neighbors: China Finds a Sphere of Influence

ASEAN encourages the sovereignty of its members. That’s probably why China can exploit it so easily. It’s also probably why its members want to hedge Beijing with closer US ties — ties Washington is all to happy to grant.
19 May 2004

Islam’s Bloody Borders

there are killings every day in the Muslim part of the country . Asia Pacific Thailand ...

22 Jan 2014

Hanoi's Symbolic Pushback Against Chinese Expansionism

After forty years, Vietnam has broken its silence over an incident of Chinese territorial aggression. It’s a reminder of the regional tension that has built up after decades of bullying from Beijing.
13 Nov 2012

Obama, Clinton Asia Blitz Underlines US Commitment

China's former allies cozy up to Washington as President Obama and Secretary Clinton's East Asia travel plans include unprecedented stops in Burma and Cambodia. The pivot is in full swing.
24 Jul 2012

Hezbollah's Swedish Roots

Last week’s suicide bombing in Bulgaria by a Swedish citizen is only the latest reminder of Stockholm’s lax attitude toward the terrorists within its own borders.
7 Apr 2016

Thailand’s Junta Tightens the Screws on Shinawatra Country

Asia Sentinel. Hong Kong. 03:37 PM EDT
17 Sep 2015
26 Aug 2015
17 Jun 2014

Thai Army Imposes Night-Time Curfew Across Country

Channel News Asia. Singapore. 10:23 AM EDT
30 Jan 2014
26 Nov 2013
21 Feb 2011