Generals continue to divide and rule 

Aung San Suu Kyi is becoming a fig leaf for the military’s ongoing political and economic dominance. Source: YouTube International coverage of Myanmar is dominated...

Spotlight shines on secretive Wa

United Wa State Army troops. Source: YouTube Claims that some of the planet's biggest corporations source raw materials from the pariah Wa state on Myanmar's...

Spotlight shines on wealthy minority 

Anti-Chinese riots in May 1998 in Jakarta. Source: Wikimedia The tiny community of ethnic Chinese-Indonesians in Jakarta has vast influence and could be key to...

China’s Trump card

Coherent Donald Trump policies are yet to materialise. Source: Wikimedia Making predictions about the next few years became more challenging this month, especially as many...

Junta’s grip tightens 

A majority of Thais endure tough working conditions. Source: Wikimedia As Thailand prepares to crown a new king, there are few signs that the upheaval...

Junta dodges succession issue 

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn appears to have shied away from the top job. Source: YouTube Hereditary monarchies are almost by definition unstable because first-born sons...

Beijing tightens imperial grip

Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow in September 2014 blindfolded with a red scarf, symbolising Communist China's political repression. Source: Wikimedia   China's ability to control its southern neighbours' domestic...

Same, same: but different

The 1977 Pulitzer Prize-winning picture by Neal Ulevich of the Associated Press. Source: Flickr Forty years after the October 6, 1976, massacre of students at...

Indonesia’s blood-soaked past

Indonesia remains incapable of addressing its history. Source: YouTube Indonesian activists are making fresh calls for the international community to expose the murders of more...

Jakarta boot on Papuan throat

Papuans regard themselves as ethnically distinct from the rest of Indonesia. Source: Flickr Muffled reports of mass arrests and ethnic subjugation continue to leak from...

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