Foreign Correspondence

Anwar Unveils Election Plank

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The political machinery that has run Malaysia since independence in 1957 will face its toughest test at the upcoming elections, with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim well placed to increase his party’s […]

Foreign Correspondence

A Brave New Burma?

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Last November, President Obama visited Burma, meeting reformist President Thein Sein and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. But as the pace of change in the Southeast Asian country accelerates, human […]


Fracks in the System

From Luke Hunt ASIAWATCH — Impoverished countries hoping to strike it rich by developing their limited oil and gas reserves are being urged to move quickly or risk having their expectations clipped by fracking, which is […]