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Fighting fire with fire

By: Daniel Besant - December 9, 2014

One of the region’s longest-running and most intractable conflicts continues to smoulder in Thailand’s deep south. The new military government has promised peace, but one of its first moves was handing out military-grade weapons to locals


The big year

By: David Hutt - December 8, 2014

Will a new region-wide convention and regional integration, both slated for next year, succeed where past efforts have failed and quash human trafficking?


The recovery model

By: Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata - December 5, 2014

Southeast Asia’s biggest natural disaster in modern history provided a nation and a region with a lesson they never expected to learn. Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, how much has changed?


Life graft

By: Lauren Vardy - December 3, 2014

The latest Corruption Perceptions Index has just been released by Transparency International and its findings in Southeast Asia have a wearily familiar ring


The one and only: Hun Sen

By: Markus Karbaum - December 3, 2014

This month marks 30 years since Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen took control of the country. His reign as the world’s longest serving leader has been marked by success and progress, fear and corruption. And it’s not over yet…


Getting a rise

By: Southeast Asia Globe editorial - December 2, 2014

Cambodia’s garment workers recently scored a pay rise. Reactions to this decision are mixed


The skin I live in

By: Kirsten Han - December 2, 2014

A lack of understanding of transgender issues means that hundreds of women are presented with scant employment opportunities and often turn to sex work to make ends meet


Interview: Régis Wargnier

By: David Hutt - December 1, 2014

Acclaimed French film maker Régis Wargnier, director of the Golden Globe and Academy Award winning Indochine and the soon-to-be-released The Gate (Fr. Le Temps des Aveux) talks to Southeast Asia Globe


Tradition is a guide

By: Daniel Besant - December 1, 2014

George Town’s E&O hotel laid the foundations for luxury hotels in the region and remains a role model today


Birth of a kingdom

By: Ronan O'Connell - November 28, 2014

It really should be a jewel in Thailand’s tourism crown, yet Sukhothai’s beguiling ruins see relatively few visitors – providing excellent opportunities for hassle-free temple forays


A perfect blend

By: Dene Mullen - November 27, 2014

Singapore-based TWG Tea has grown to become one of the region’s most recognisable luxury brands. Maranda Barnes, the company’s director of business development and communications, has been there since the beginning