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US, Thailand Need 'Shared Vision' to Revitalize Ties

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks with Thai Foreign Minister Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2012. (YouTube)
Policy Thailand is a rare example of a U.S. relationship in Asia that has languished — but if the countries can build around Thailand’s role at the center of a new, broader “Asia,” there may indeed be room for progress after all.

Brokered Marriages: Matchmaking or Exploitation?

A screenshot from J&N Viet-Bride's website showcases couples who met through the Singapore-based matchmaking service. (jnvietbride.com.sg)
Policy

The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Purple Pedestrian in Malaysia

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A purple crab crosses the road in Tioman Island, Malaysia on April 13, 2012. (ejbaurdo /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia

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Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia on March 22, 2012. (Romel Jacinto /Flickr)

The Key to Myanmar's Development Could Be Its Diaspora

Myanmar academic Aung Naing Oo (C), who fled a brutal crackdown on student protests over two decades ago, is greeted by relatives upon his return to his homeland at Yangon International Airport on February 10, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

While the media focuses on the role of global development institutions, a number of experts are urging Myanmar’s government to reach out to its nationals abroad, writes Andrew Billo.

Interview: James Whitlow Delano on Palm Oil and Deforestation in Malaysia [Photos]

Several generations of a Batek Negrito family shelter from the rain on a logging road, which divides oil palm plantations from the Taman Negara National Park. (James Whitlow Delano)
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Photographer James Whitlow Delano has been documenting the destruction of the most diverse ecosystem on the planet for the past 17 years. He spoke to Asia Blog about the human cost of palm oil in Malaysian Borneo.

Photo of the Day: Twilight in Titiwangsa

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The sun sets over Titiwangsa, located in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 24, 2012. (Syibli /Flickr)

Climate Change, Maids and Refugees: Asian Migration in 2011

Migrant construction workers outside of Bangkok, Thailand. (Flickr/Ronn aka
Policy

In the Asia-Pacific region, large-scale migration continues to be an upwardly trending phenomenon and, sadly, migrant vulnerability and exploitation is glaringly apparent, writes Andrew Billo.

2011: Google Zeitgeist, How Asia Searched the World

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The internet giant released its annual survey of popular global search terms. Find out what people and events ranked highest in China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and more.

Photos: Notable Names on Hand for Asia Society's Screening with Michelle Yeoh

L to R: Wendi Murdoch, Michelle Yeoh and Amy Chua, author of
Arts

In pictures: artists, auteurs and other notables turn out for Asia Society's screening of The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh.