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Southeast Asia

AIDS: From Judgement To Hope

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Religious people, communities and institutions were often the first to recognize the pain and suffering the disease caused, for individuals, families, and societies. Saintly nuns and volunteers of many sorts cared for the sick and dying...

For Papuans, Obama Visit to ASEAN Summit Brings Home Heavy Price of Indonesia's Economic Development Plans

Amanda Elbogen | Posted 02.04.2012 | World
Amanda Elbogen

As Indonesia's value to the U.S. economy increases, will the United States turn a blind eye to the harm Indonesia's development strategy will do to Papuans and the environment?

How the U.S. Should Stay Relevant in Asia

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

It is China's actions and refusal to listen to the concerns of its neighbors that have created an opening for the United States to increase its involvement.

In Burma, Political Survival Means Doing the Right Thing, for Now

Matthew Smith | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Matthew Smith

What about leaders acting for the "national interest" or "the will of the people"? Hogwash, say the authors: leaders only follow the will of the people if their political survival depends on it. Did Thein Sein's political survival depend on his decision to suspend the Mytisone dam project?

Trying Elephant Polo In Thailand

Wendy Diamond | Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

Still widely revered in Thailand, elephants are honored by celebrities, royalty and many enthusiastic spectators during the King's Cup, an annual elephant polo competition.

Elephants and Wine, An Unlikely Pairing

Fathom | Posted 11.26.2011 | Travel

It wasn't Honey Bee per se who changed my mind, but rather the magic of watching such a massive animal tiptoe so gently through grapevines.

Crocs Escape From Thai Tourist Park

AP | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel

BANGKOK -- The owners of a tourist park just outside the Thai beach resort of Pattaya are scrambling to track down missing crocodiles after dozens esc...

WATCH: Full Contact Travel

Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

Muay Thai is always tough, but the martial art is at it's toughest in Thailand, where the sport was invented. Doug "Sticky Rice" Czajka, a Raleigh, No...

Exploring Penang, Malaysia's Colony of Cool

Cynthia Rosenfeld | Posted 10.14.2011 | Travel
Cynthia Rosenfeld

Penang is in the middle of a renaissance. Hip boutiques, art galleries and five star crash pads are popping up alongside Chinese clan houses, Hindu shrines and Buddhist temples in Georgetown.

Bali: My Isle of the Gods Address Book

Cynthia Rosenfeld | Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel
Cynthia Rosenfeld

There is a better Bali beyond the hotels.

Philippines Seeks Regional Support In South China Sea Dispute

AP | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is seeking the backing of Southeast Asian governments for its proposal to separate disputed areas in the South ...

Voluntourism in Cambodia

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home


Don't Fall For This Travel Scam!

Amy Chavez | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Amy Chavez

There once was a millionaire from Brunei...

The Time Is Right to Appoint a U.S. Envoy to Burma

Suzanne DiMaggio | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Suzanne DiMaggio

Every effort should be made to press for desperately needed reforms. The timing of Derek Mitchell's appointment is a clear signal that the U.S. is serious about stepping up engagement.

Vietnam War-Era Bombs Cause Current Day Casualties, Demonstrating Need for Updated Weapons Technology

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

In Southeast Asia, UXOs left over from the Vietnam War injure and kill hundreds of people each year.

China To Beef Up Military Budget

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will beef up its military budget by 12.7 percent this year, the government said on Friday, a return to double-digit spen...

Experience Everything, Spend Nothing

Stacy Tasman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Stacy Tasman

That's the silent slogan of Thailand -- an untapped gem for the budget-conscious, adventure-hunting and insight-seeking traveler.

The Great Ride Forward: Motorcycling Southeast Asia

Peter Winter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Peter Winter


An American Honor Killing: Justice Is Served

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abigail Pesta

Noor Almaleki, a pretty 20-year-old, was walking across a suburban Phoenix parking lot in 2009 when her father slammed into her in his Jeep Grand Cher...

WATCH: Slow Motion Running In Cambodia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel posted the newest video by director Sou Otsuki for the song "Luv(sic) pt.2" by Nujabes with Shing02 featuring Cambodians cavorting ab...

PMC = Philippine Military Contractor

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I've noted before that the PMC sector is a global one. This is an often repeated and certainly not original assertion but it is not taken nearly serio...

End Slavery Now

AnnaLynne McCord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
AnnaLynne McCord

A true heroine of our time, Somaly was sold into slavery at age 12 and forced to work in a brothel. Somaly managed to escape her captors, vowing to never forget those left behind.

Norway Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Burma: New Report

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Smith

If you're knowingly invested in companies contributing to human rights abuses, you're complicit. But like Norway, you can avoid that complicity by selling your shares in the problematic company.

"So Many Girls! So Little Time!": Behind the Facade of Sex Tourism

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Big Apple Oriental Tours, an international sex tourism agency, brazenly flaunts its services on the Internet.

Quest for Bona Fide Democracy: Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Aung San Suu Kyi's release is no trivial event. Her new found freedom is not only a testament to her resilience, but also to the enduring strength of the democratic movement in Burma.