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Myanmar fighting escalates, tens of thousands flee into China

Myanmar fighting escalates, tens of thousands flee into China


As fighting in Myanmar grew more intense near the Sino-Burmese border during Spring Festival, media reports became increasingly confused and alarming. Clashes between rebels and government forces in Shan State reportedly claimed the combined lives of more than 100 combatants ...

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Review: Hun Sen’s Cambodia

Review: Hun Sen's Cambodia


It is now 36 years since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime that all but destroyed the Cambodian nation, decimated its most educated people, and reduced the country to year zero. Amazingly, the young foreign minister who emerged from the ...

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China & Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road

China & Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road


Since 2013, economic and trade relations between China and Europe have grown significantly. In this article, the authors look beyond conventional economic indicators, like trade, and political issues, like human rights, instead focusing on transport infrastructure, real estate and tourism ...

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Laos Vegas: Rolling the dice on rural development

Laos Vegas: Rolling the dice on rural development


In Lao PDR, there are three large casinos presently in operation: the Savan Vegas Hotel and Casino, the Kings Roman Casino and the Dansavanh Nam Ngum Resort. They are facing controversies over forced evictions, dispossession of farmlands belonging to the ...

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Origins: A Study Abroad Homecoming

Origins: A Study Abroad Homecoming


I did not study abroad to “have the time of my life” or “take it easy for a semester”. Don’t get me wrong—I love adventure. When I fall into a routine for too long, I often crave it. I have ...

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The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.  Image: Corbis

Regional Roundup for Week of 2.15.2015


It's that time of year again -  you can't find a train ticket home, your stomach is full of dumplings and your two uncles are fighting again after only three classes of baijiu. At least it's that time of year for ...

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