• AsiaWATCH

    Mekong Drought

    PHNOM PENH – As the monsoon gets underway across Indochina, farmers and fishermen are praying for rain after a lengthy drought — aggravated by climate change and dam construction.  This year the Mekong River has seen [...]
  • AsiaWATCH

    Cambodian Leadership

    PHNOM PENH – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has groomed his eldest son as a potential successor ever since that son, Hun Manet, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point almost 20 years [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Podcast: Marissa Carruthers

    Marissa Carruthers is a British journalist who spent 10 years working on newspapers in England before moving to Cambodia in 2012. Since then she has edited various publications in Cambodia and contributed to many regional [...]
  • AsiaWATCH

    Honour Killing

    The tragic murder of a 16-year-old schoolgirl will sorely test the judiciary in Indonesia, where Islamic hardliners are increasing their grip on a moderate society deeply upset by what has been described as the country’s [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Podcast: Marcus Hardtke

    Marcus Hardtke graduated in environmental law before moving from his native Germany to Southeast Asia where he has earned a non-nonsense reputation when dealing with illegal trading in wildlife and timber more than 25 years [...]
  • AsiaWATCH

    Reclaim Angkor

    SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – The new coronavirus has left its mark on Angkor Wat, the world’s top tourist attraction. Foreign visitors are rare, the elephants are being rehoused and local businesses have gone bankrupt, but [...]
  • AsiaWATCH

    COVID Wildlife

    PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – Illegal wildlife markets could be consigned to the dustbins of history within five years amid a public outcry over their capacity to spread disease, and a widespread belief that the trade [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Podcast: Luke Hunt

    On Hong Kong Heritage this weekend… As a student, longtime Hongkonger and Australian veteran journalist Luke Hunt first learned about Pham Xuan An, a South Vietnamese who spied for the Communist north during the Vietnam [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Podcast: Nick Ray

    Travel writer and film producer Nick Ray has had a wide range of roles during his career in Southeast Asia focused on mainland Southeast Asia. He has written the best-selling Lonely Planet Cambodia guidebook for [...]