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Category: Policy

Death Toll Rises in China: More Rain and Mudslides Expected

A worker passes buildings destroyed by mudflows at the memorial site of Zhazidong Prison on July 19, 2007 in Chongqing Municipality, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)
Policy The devastating mudslides in China have killed thousands, left tens of thousands trapped, and hundreds missing, with no immediate relief in sight.

Simon Tay on ASEAN

A Chinese bank worker counts stacks of 100 yuan (14.75 USD) notes at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province on August 4, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy China's invasion of the ASEAN markets is causing turmoil, says Asia Society Associate Fellow Simon Tay, author of the new book: Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.

US-Vietnam Naval Exercises: A Message to China

Two Vietnamese border-guard officers walk past a banner welcoming the port call by the US destroyer USS John S. McCain at Tien Sa port in the central costal city of Danang on August 10, 2010. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Chinese claims to South China Sea have been met with fierce resistance by a US-Vietnam alliance.

Burma/Myanmar Sets Election Date

Myanmar's junta chief Than Shwe reviews an honor guard from his car on Armed Forces Day in the administrative capital of Naypyidaw on March 27, 2009. (Hla Hla Htay/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Burma/Myanmar's ruling junta sets election date for November 7.

Tensions Escalate in Korean Peninsula

South Korean war veterans participate in a anti-North Korea rally in front of city hall on May 27, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.(Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Policy

The increasing tensions between North and South Korea are threatening the stability of the Korean Peninsula.

Growing Catastrophe in Pakistan

US Army Staff Sargeant Matthew Kingsbury (R) from Bravo Company 2/3 Aviation and Pakistani soldiers sit on the cargo bay ramp of a CH-47 heavy-lift helicopter while looking down at a flooded area while in flight over Swat Valley on August 10, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As Pakistan comes to grips with its worst floods in living memory, the UN is set to launch an appeal to help victims.

Pakistan Paralyzed

A boy who gave his name as Jeeshan stands outside his tent in a camp set up by the Pakistani army inside a college on the outskirts of Nowshera on August 2, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ongoing torrential rains have caused northwest Pakistan to drown.

Do China's Surveillance Systems Cross the Line?

Policy

China is using over seven million surveillance cameras to monitor streets, businesses, hotels, schools, and even religious sites.

Thailand's Capital Still Under Emergency Rule

Red shirt protestors use a sling shot to launch a firecracker at Thai security forces from inside their encampment on May 13, 2010 in Bangkok. (Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
Policy Not only has the government had to deal with an insurgency on its southern border, but the violent political clashes in Bangkok between protestors and government troops resulted in over 80 deaths and left 1,500 people wounded.

Has President Obama Failed in Burma?

Policy

The Washington Post has printed an op-ed written by Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, who urges President Obama to follow through on his commitment to reengage Burma by making U.S. policy toward the country a "high-level priority."