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Photo of the Day: Monks by a Waterfall

Multimedia

Cambodian monks getting their feet wet at the headwaters of the Siem Reap River at Phnom Kulen on October 19, 2011. (Jarrod Brown)

When the 'Asian Way' Can Be the Wrong Way

Mongolian President President Tsakhia Elbegdorj at Asia Society New York on Sept. 19, 2011. (Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)
Policy

Originally published in the Bangkok Post, Oct. 11, 2011

East Asian countries are well-known for nationalist policies that coalesce around single ethnicities, or in the case of Singapore, recognition of diversity, but careful management of diversity in the name of a higher national calling.

Facing Limited Economic Options, Laos Turns to Dams

Pha That Luang monument, Laos. (Johan Kharabi)
Sustainability

Laos recently announced that it would like to begin construction on the $3.8 billion Thai-financed Xayaburi hydropower plant on the Mekong River by the end of this year. This is following a change in the design made to quell protests from neighboring countries. How can countries in Asia work together to ensure that major projects like this one do not do irreparable damage to river systems in the region? What is the best forum for cooperation?

Expert: Nations Must Adopt the UN Watercourses Convention

Mekong River, Laos.
Sustainability

Laos recently announced that it would like to begin construction on the $3.8 billion Thai-financed Xayaburi hydropower plant on the Mekong River by the end of this year. This is following a change in the design made to quell protests from neighboring countries. How can countries in Asia work together to ensure that major projects like this one do not do irreparable damage to river systems in the region? What is the best forum for cooperation?

Fish Amok, Cambodia's National Dish

Food & Recipes

In summer 2011, food blogger Eva Thorne travelled to Phnom Penh to learn how to make fish amok, the national dish of Cambodia.

As Thorne says, "Fish amok is a sublime fish curry custard that is steamed in banana leaves. It's elegant, moist and flavorful."

A complete recipe with ingredients follows the instructional video below.

 

Video: Eva Thorne in Phnom Penh (1 min., 59 sec.)

A Coming Thaw in Thai-Cambodian Ties?

A Cambodian solider guards the grounds of the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple as tensions remain high on both sides of the border, on Feb. 8, 2011 in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. The 900-year-old temple belongs to Cambodia following a 1962 World Court ruling but this remains disputed by many Thais. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

Yingluck Shinawatra's triumph in the recent Thai general elections creates space for rapprochement with Cambodia. 

Yingluck promptly promised to "restore good relations with neighboring countries" — a swipe at the outgoing government of Abhisit Vejjajiva, which presided over a tense period of Thai-Cambodian confrontation over Preah Vihear temple and other disputed sites.

The border dispute became entangled with the red-yellow rivalry in Thai domestic politics in 2008.

Video: Latest Khmer Rouge Trial Underway in Cambodia, But Will There be More?

Policy

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Associate Fellow John Ciorciari on why Case 002 in the Khmer Rouge tribunals could be the last.

A Boy, a Snake, and the Commercialization of Cambodia

Camera phone image taken on the Tongle Sap in Cambodia by Jamie Metzl.
Lifestyle

I loved being back in Cambodia a couple of weeks ago. I had lived in the country from 1991 to 1993 when I was working as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). Cambodia is an incredible place with spectacular people. The country’s shift from then to now is remarkable in so many ways.

Photo of the Day: Prayers in Cambodia

Cambodian Buddhist monks gather to pray for victims of the stampede in front of the bridge in Phnom Penh on November 23, 2010.
Lifestyle Cambodian Buddhist monks gather to pray for victims of the stampede in front of the bridge in Phnom Penh on November 23, 2010.

Former Khmer Rouge Soldier Aki Ra Saves Each Day

Aki Ra, founder of Cambodia Landmine Museum. (Image via Wikipedia)
Lifestyle In this amazing tale of heroism, former Khmer Rouge conscripted child soldier, Aki Ra is now working to clear landmines in his native Cambodia, many of which he planted himself many years ago.