AsiaWATCH

Lost at Sea

Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, a boat laden with asylum seekers has gone missing. All souls are feared lost and a sore point with those who have followed the plight of the Daya Mata is […]

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 […]