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November 30, 2010
French influence in Laos, Cambodia remains
Recent events in Laos and Cambodia indicate that although France is no longer a colonial power in Laos and Cambodia their trade relationships with the two Asean countries remain strong.More

November 29, 2010
Thai court absolves ruling party
This afternoon four of six judges of Thailand’s Constitutional Court dismissed a case alleging electoral fraud against the ruling Democrat party, which currently heads a coalition government .More

November 28, 2010
These were the most significant news stories published by AseanAffairs during the week of November 20-26.More

November 26, 2010
Are Asean countries prepared for the AEC?
As this year comes to an end there appears to be a good deal of uneasiness in a number of Asean countries about the arrival of the Asean Economic Community in 2015.More

November 25, 2010
Black and White for Thanksgiving – The Mourning After
This Thanksgiving Day, I am wearing black and white.More

November 24, 2010
Asia-Pacific has its own oil spill
Although the Gulf oil spill captured headlines for quite some time, the Asia-Pacific has its own oil spill issue and this one involves two governments to boot.More

November 23, 2010
Legal foot-dragging in the Philippines and Thailand
Nov. 23, 2009, marks the date of what has come to be known in the Philippines as the Maguindano massacre.More

November 22, 2010
Headlines, videos can mislead
In July at the end of the second fiscal quarter, when Thailand’s yearly economic growth was announced at 9.7 percent, the Asean Affairs office was flooded by foreign media asking for comments, as the red shirt protest had occurred during that same time period and put simply, the question was, “How can this be?” More

November 21, 2010
These were the most significant stories published by AseanAffairs during the week of November 13-19. More

November 19, 2010
A Loy Krathong weekend
This weekend Thailand ushers in one of its quintessential holidays, Loy Krathong, when Thais create small floats and place them on the water to “ship their troubles away.” More

November 18, 2010
A new Asiawide currency?
Last week Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, concerned about the effects of his country’s soaring currency, the baht, due to massive capital inflows, proposed the use of the Chinese yuan as a major regional trading currency. More

November 17, 2010
Asian economic uncertainties
There still is an air of uncertainty floating around Asia amid several economic uncertainties. More

November 16, 2010
U.S. movement on Myanmar
The November 7 election in Myanmar was widely criticized in the West for not being open and fair and the victory of the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) party, carrying 80 percent of the parliamentary seats was expected. More

November 15, 2010
Thai industry flees to lowest cost and regulatory site-Myanmar
On of the bigger stories in the Asean world today is the Thai-backed development of a huge port and industrial estate development in Dawei (Tavoy), in southern Myanmar. More

November 14, 2010
These were the most significant stories reported by Asean Affairs More

November 12, 2010
Economic challenges for the developed world
In the wake of the G-20 meeting in South Korea, an interesting story snared my attention. More

November 11, 2010
Myanmar drama continues
The recent elections in Myanmar were anti-climatic, the outcome was predetermined that the government through its pro-junta Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) would sweep to victory and it did with 80 percent of the votes, although the validity of the whole election dictated by the junta is subject to question. More

November 10, 2010
Burma: Election opens Pandora’s Box
If war is the continuation of politics by other means, as von Clausewitz said, Burma stands to be a good candidate for this after an internationally condemned election. More

November 9, 2010
The dust settles
This afternoon, the results of the Mynamar election were announced and to no one’s surprise the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) claimed a victory in 80 percent of the available parliamentary seats. More

November 8, 2010
Will there be unity over biodiversity?
Asia's economy is the fastest growing in the world. More

November 7, 2010
These were the most significant stories that appeared on Asean Affairs during the week of October 29-November 5. More

November 5, 2010
“Who dun it” in Myanmar?
Three days before the controversial elections are to be held in Myanmar, a cyber-attack has hit Myanmar’s highly censored Internet. More

November 4, 2010
President Obama's Asia Travel: Why Getting to Indonesia Matters
US President Barack Obama will visit four countries, attend two summits and seek to elevate two strategic relationships during his November trip. More

November 3, 2010
Nobody can stop Burma, why?
Amid domestic and international rejections, Burma’s military regime is going to hold an election on Sunday. More

November 2, 2010
PIMCO's Bill Gross says US dollar may drop 20 percent
The greenback"is in danger of losing 20 percent of its value if the US Federal Reserve continues its unconventional monetary easing, Bill Gross, the manager of the world's largest Bond fund, PIMCO, said Monday. More

November 1, 2010
Will they or won’t they vote?
As election day, November 7, approaches in Myanmar stories that could be described as “peculiar” are coming out of that country just in time for an election that itself could be described as peculiar. More

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