• AsiaWATCH

    Indonesia Votes

    JAKARTA — President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, facing Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a rematch, performed as expected winning  a second term at general elections on April 17. Full coverage from Luke Hunt and Voice of America (VoA). [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Podcast: Dominic Faulder

    Anand Panyarachun, a former prime minister of Thailand, has always preferred a quiet life, which contrasts sharply with his enormously successful career as a high profile diplomat and politician who helped shaped Thailand’s politics as [...]
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    End Executions

    The sultan of Brunei has kept his promise and instituted a Saudi brand of Shariah law, which will enable religious authorities to inflict a raft of medieval punishments including amputations and death by stoning for [...]
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    Thai Elections

    Thais went to the polls on March 24. Here are the latest updates with the military asserting its power over the legislative system. Published by Voice of America and written by Luke Hunt Prayut’s Quest for [...]
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    Colonial China

    Updates on Chinese expansion across Asia and beyond: The Meddling Kingdom’s threat to democracy Slowing SE Asian economies will test social cohesion Xinjiang: China’s trail of broken promises A Chinese takeaway in Cambodia  
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    Podcast: Philip Bowring

    Long before there were the nation states of Southeast Asia, the region was dominated by a series of ancient empires. This legacy of the region, which lasted centuries and still manifests itself in some ways [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Podcast: Peter Starr

    Heng Samrin played an outsized and often overlooked role in Cambodia’s history and politics. Arguably one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders, he defected from the Khmer Rouge and fled to Vietnam, where he [...]
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    The Latest

    Stories and Podcasts from Bomborra. PODCAST: Remembering Heng Samrin and Cambodia’s Rebirth. Luke Hunt speaks with veteran journalist Peter Starr about the career of one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders. In another leap backwards, [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Podcast: Liam Cochrane

    In the summer of 2018, the world was gripped by an unfolding drama when members of a football team were trapped in a cave in Thailand. The incident at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave [...]
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    Cambodia’s Genocide

    PHNOM PENH — Cambodia’s government will host the start of a three-day celebration marking the 20-year anniversary of the end of civil war. The event, beginning Dec. 29, is designed to lay to rest the issue [...]