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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."

Manny Pacquiao Goes for Gold in Congressional Speech

Philippine boxing hero and now congressman Manny Pacquiao speaks to members of the media during an orientation seminar at the House of Representatives in Manila on July 8, 2010. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Manny Pacquiao wants to improve the quality of life in the poor southern province of Sarangani. Second, he wants the country to win their first gold medal in the Olympics.

WikiLeaks and Afghanistan: The Fallout Continues

US soldiers patrol in the Dand district of Kandahar Province on July 26, 2010, a day after leaked documents laid bare the civilian toll of the US-led war. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The United States war effort in Afghanistan was roiled over the weekend by the WikiLeaks release of 75,000 official military documents pertaining to the war, which add up to a far more dire portrait than the Obama and Bush administrations had ever made public.

Khmer Rouge Sentence Not Enough for Cambodians

Khmer Rouge survivors watch the courtroom proceedings as the verdict is being announced at a screening outside the courthouse July 26, 2010 in Phnom Penh province. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images).
Policy Kang Kek Ieu, better known as Comrade Duch, is the first Khmer Rouge official to be held accountable for his crimes against humanity by a U.N. backed tribunal.

General Kayani Stays

Pakistani army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani takes his seat for the official oath-taking ceremony of new prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, at the Presidency on March 25, 2008, in Islamabad, Pakistan. This month, Kayani has been granted a three-year extension as Army Chief by Gillani. (Photo Warrick Page/Getty Images)
Policy In a timely though perhaps surprising move, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced on July 23 the extension of army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's term for another three years.

US Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2L), South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan (2R) and South Korean Defence Minister Kim Tae-young (R) stand together as they lay a wreath at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on July 21, 2010. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy The Obama administration has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea and is conducting military exercises with South Korea in response to North Korea's alleged sinking of a South Korean warship two months ago.

US State Governments Look to China for Funds

An official adjusts Chinese and US flags during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, held July 27, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy China's investments in the US shot up a whopping 360 percent in the first half of this year compared to 2009, reports Asia Society Fellow Sheridan Prasso for Fortune.

ASEAN Tackles Korea, Myanmar, and US-China Ties

Foreign Ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) pose for a group picture with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the opening of their 43rd annual meeting in Hanoi on July 20, 2010. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy This week, the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will come together to tackle issues of regional leadership.