Southeast Asia

Washington’s Quiet Proxy War Against Vietnam

Washington's meddling across Asia has grabbed headlines recently in Hong Kong where US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded opposition…

Alternative Media and the MH17 JIT Reversal

After weeks of protests and growing suspicion, Dutch authorities overseeing the investigation of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have finally included Malaysia as…

MH17: Malaysia’s Barring from Investigation Reeks of Cover-up


It was a Malaysian jet, carrying Malaysian passengers, flown by Malaysian pilots, yet after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014, Malaysia has been systematically blocked from participating in…

ASEAN Economic Community – Why, For What, and By Whom

On TV, upon the magazine rack, in schools, and on billboards around the country, the coming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)…

Russian-Vietnamese Relations: Position and Prospects

Today Russian-Vietnamese relations are developing in a complex political environment both for Russia and for the Asia-Pacific region. However, for…

Vietnam: State of the Economy in 2014

The media publishes a lot of different information about the economic development of China, but in the East there are…

US Struggles to Keep Asia in Dark Age

US-funded newspapers promote US-funded NGOs in their efforts to halt infrastructure projects that would reduce flooding, produce clean, renewable energy,…

Japan Once Again Looks Towards the Indian Ocean

One of the signs pointing to Japan’s ever-evolving process of “normalisation” is its expanding areas of foreign political interests. The…

Shinzō Abe did not visit the Yasukuni Shrine

In most cases, the reason for a discussion of various issues regarding politics and policy, especially foreign, is that certain…

US Sanctions Against Thailand

There's little doubt that today the United States is one of the most active "fighters" for human rights all across the…

US “Pivot” Stumbles in Thailand

Months after the May 22, 2014 military coup that ousted the regime of Thaksin Shinawatra, the military-led government has been working in…

EU Punishes Thailand for Ousting Mass Murdering Dictator

AFP reported in an article titled, "EU raps Thailand on coup, cuts official contacts," that: European Union foreign ministers on…

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