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February 28, 2011
Threats to the Mekong rise
A recent report from Vietnam that brackish water is making its way into the Mekong Delta earlier than usual again underlines the serious threats to the ecology of the Mekong River that continue to be reported. More

February 27, 2011
These were the most significant stories reported by Asean Affairs during the week of February 19-25. More

February 25, 2011
New dawn for jailed red shirts
Nine months after being jailed for participation in the red shirt protest that ended on May 19, 2010, seven leaders, all men, were released from a Thai prison this week. More

February 24, 2011
Oil, food and money
Without doubt the biggest story in Asean today is the same story worldwide-the ongoing struggles in the Mideast that are sure to raise the price of oil and take a bite out of Asian economies. More

February 23, 2011
Progress against dengue
In Southeast Asia dengue fever can be a killer. More

February 22, 2011
Cambodian-Thai border dispute heads to Indonesia
Since Asean started in August 1967, while negligent in many areas, the one area where Asean has been effective is that no member-state has gone to war with another. More

February 21, 2011
2050-A pivotal year?
In earlier times, 1984, courtesy of George Orwell, was heralded as a year that could witness the change of the earth as we know it. However, today’s new suggests that the year 2050 could actually be the critical year. More

February 20, 2011
These were the most significant stories reported by Asean Affairs during the week of February 12- 18. More

February 18, 2011
Inflation moves west
For the last several months inflation, spiked by rising food and commodity prices, has been an issue in Asean countries and now the inflation bug has moved to the West. More

February 17, 2011
China and Asean-a good fit?
When western companies move to China, questions of protection of their intellectual property rights (IPR) usually arise. More

February 16, 2011
Alternative energy in developing countries
If the financing of alternative energy in developed countries is an issue, then the problem becomes even more severe in the developing world. More

February 15, 2011
Drought in China
As stories about the rise in food prices continue to be a daily feature of Asian news, right behind those stories is the impact of drought on China’s wheat supply. More

February 14, 2011
Spies in Thailand
Today in New York City the Thai and Cambodian foreign ministers and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa will speak before the UN Security Council on the recent border conflicts between Thailand and Cambodia. More

February 13, 2011
These were the most important stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of February 5-February 11. More

February 11, 2011
Wildlife trafficking continues in Thailand
Chatuchak Market in Bangkok is world famous and often a “must-see” for tourists while visiting Thailand. The market covers about eight football fields and sells items of all description. More

February 10, 2011
Food, glorious food
Almost every day while sifting through Asian news of the day, a song from the Broadway hit, “Oliver!,” comes to mind. The title of today’s Asean Analysis gives it away, “Food, glorious food”. More

February 9, 2011
Another Thai-Cambodian dispute
Although the current dispute over the 11th century Hindu temple, Preah Vihear, has embroiled Thailand and Cambodia in military action, another disagreement lurks in the Gulf of Thailand over offshore gas and oil reserves. More

February 8, 2011
Fire on the border
The on-again off-again border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand is now in remission with indications that both sides have some understanding that talking is better than shooting at each other. More

February 7, 2011
Asean offers mediation in Thai-Cambodia dispute
The deteriorating situation along the Thai-Cambodian border is undermining confidence in Asean and affecting economic recovery, tourism and investment prospect in the region, said Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in his urgent message to the two Asean Member States now trading cross-border fire with casualties on both sides. More

February 6, 2011
These were the most important news stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of January 29-February 4: More

February 4, 2011
Obesity in Asia follows global pattern
A recent media report highlighting a “tsunami of obesity world wide” focused largely on statistics in the western world compiled by research teams from the Imperial College of London, Harvard and the World Health Organization. More

February 3, 2011
A quiet day, except for firecrackers, in Asean
In the midst of news about the upheaval in Eqypt and other less consequential news offerings, Asean countries slow down just a bit to kick off the 15-day Chinese New Year. More

February 2, 2011
Indonesia and inflation
Indonesia, Asean’s largest economy that accounts for 40 percent of the total Asean economy, is taking a cautious approach to handling the current wave of inflation in Asean. More

February 1, 2011
Overfishing in Asia
It’s now the high season for tourism in Asia as the weather has turned cooler and drier. More

Asean Analysis 2011 


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