Foreign Correspondence

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

Bullies of Beijing

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — One of the elementary rules of foreign policy is when you are in a hole, stop digging.  But judging by their recent behavior, Beijing’s foreign policy mandarins and national security establishment […]

Foreign Correspondence

India, Women & Violence

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Delhi’s hard-working and massive suburb of Gurgaon is a dangerous place to be a woman, and judging from a number of recent and highly-reported rapes and gang rapes, it’s only getting […]