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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: Cooling Temperatures in the South China Sea

A U.S. Coast Guard seaman stands lookout watch in the South China Sea as two Republic of Singapore ships pass by U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon during an exercise as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) on July 14, 2010. (CARAT/Flickr)
Policy

After another year of noise and smoke in 2011, temperatures on the issue of South China Sea have cooled down considerably, writes Fudan University's Shen Dingli.

Interview: Tuong Vu, Author of 'Paths to Development in Asia'

<i>Paths to Development in Asia</i> by Tuong Vu, selected as runner-up in the 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.
Policy

Since the economies of East Asia first experienced broad economic growth in the post-World War II era, academics have debated which factors best explain such success. In his book Paths to Development in Asia, University of Oregon Political Science professor Tuong Vu argues that state formation, more than colonial legacy or geography, played a decisive role in explaining such success. Vu's study was selected as a runner-up for Asia Society's 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Vietnam Tries to Put Anti-China Genie Back Into the Bottle

Vietnamese protesters shout anti-China slogans at a rally in central Hanoi on Aug. 14, 2011. About 100 people took to Hanoi's streets to protest against Beijing's territorial ambitions in the South China Sea. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

On Sunday, the Vietnamese government rounded up and jailed dozens of demonstrators in Hanoi, trying to end a summer of weekly anti-China rallies related to the Spratly Island disputes.

Asian Nations Could Help Form 'Pacific Pollution Patrol'

Waste on a beach in Malaysia. (epSos .de/Flickr)
Sustainability

A recent study from the University of California, San Diego, found that tens of thousands of tons of debris are ingested annually by fish in the Pacific Ocean. In this week's Sustainability Roundtable, we asked our experts how Asia and the United States can cooperate to tackle the problem of pollution in the Pacific Ocean. Is there a chance for collaboration on cleaning and waste management efforts?

Chinese Dilemmas in the South China Sea

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie gestures during a courtesy visit to Philippine President Benigno Aquino (unseen) at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on May 23, 2011. Aquino said he hoped his talks with Liang would help to avoid a real conflict over the chain of islands in the South China Sea which both countries claim. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Aggressive maritime maneuvers may not serve China's long-term interests, says John D. Cioriciari. 

Sharp Elbows for China from a Neighbor

Getting an earful: Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie puts on a headset to listen at the Asia-Pacific security forum in Singapore on June 4, 2011. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Anti-China protests in Vietnam may herald a greater threat to governments in Hanoi and Beijing than they realize. 

Video: Asia Shouldn't Rush Toward Nuclear to Solve Energy 'Dilemma'

Activists from environmental action group Greenpeace carry portraits of victims from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster during an anti-nuclear protest outside Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Jakarta on April 26, 2010 marking the 24th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident in Ukraine and to denounce Indonesia's plans to use nuclear energy. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

According to Asia Society Global Council Co-Chair Simon Tay Japan's Fukushima nuclear distaster should have a "transformative impact" on the energy strategies for the rest of Asia.

Photo of the Day: Vietnam Floods Claim North-South Railway

Lifestyle

A portion of the North-South railway has been destroyed by recent floods in Vu Quang district, central province of Ha Tinh on October 22, 2010.

Vietnam's Government Launches its Own Version of Facebook

This picture taken on May 20, 2010 shows the home page of the Vietnam's pilot social networking site go.vn which has just been launched. The Vietnamese government has launched its own social networking site, after allegations that it restricted Facebook and haked numerous websites with political content. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Vietnam is launching its own Communist-friendly social-networking site, a la Facebook.