Brexit flotsam arrives in Asean

The scale of the European Union’s bureaucracy dwarfs anything in Asean. Source: Wikimedia   The impact of Britain’s vote to leave the EU on June 23...

Jokowi’s mixed messages

Jakarta International School. Indonesia’s expat institutions are feeling the pinch. Source: Wikimedia As ever, Indonesia is sending out mixed messages. It wants foreign investment but...

Vietnam leads way with trade deal

    Port of Vancouver, the largest port on the west coast of North America by metric tonnes of total cargo. Source: Wikimedia While the Pacific region is moving...

The shadow of succession

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn during last year’s cycling campaign to bolster support for the heir to the throne. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked 70...

The shadow of succession

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn during last year’s cycling campaign to bolster support for the heir to the throne. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked 70...

France stirs up troubled waters 

China’s military could spark trouble if it builds on the Scarborough Shoal. Source: Wikimedia  Talks in Singapore and Beijing in the last week have done little...

Duterte: pro-medical pot, anti-ghost

President Ferdinand Marcos hosts a meeting of Seato (Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation) during the Vietnam war in 1966 at the allegedly haunted Malacanang Palace in Manila. Former...

Obama prepares to arm old foe

Vietnam’s once-seemingly invincible military was starved of investment for many years. Source: Wikimedia US President Barack Obama has announced an end to the US embargo...

Obama prepares to arm old foe

Vietnam’s once-seemingly invincible military was starved of investment for many years. Source: Wikimedia US President Barack Obama has announced an end to the US embargo...

Thailand addresses tourist hangover

One of Thailand’s Similan islands. Source: Wikimedia The closure of Thailand’s Koh Tachai indefinitely from October due to fears that tourism is trashing the island's...

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