Southeast Asia Archive

Upasna Sharma, a Harvard College 2015 student, poses for an embodyINDIA photoshoot on Harvard's campus.
36(2) Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Asia, Features, Human Rights, South Asia, Southeast Asia

emBODY India

The State of Women’s Rights in India One of the biggest debates in international relations today is over the pros and cons of globalization....
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, by Christopher Michel. CC BY 2.0
Americas, Analysis, Asia, East Asia, Europe, Global Notebook, North America, Politics, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Western Europe

An Inconvenient Guest: Who’s Been Denying the Dalai Lama a Visa and Why

South Africa’s government found itself in a bit of trouble this October. The Dalai Lama, scheduled to attend the 14th World Peace Summit in...
The island nation of Nauru is threatened by extinction within a generation. "Evening Reflections - Nauru" by Hadi Zaher. CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(1) Summer 2014, Asia, Environment, Global Notebook, Oceania, Pacific, Politics, Science & Technology, Southeast Asia

Washed Away: The Threat of Global Warming

In the next 30-50 years, comfortably within the span of the current generation, rising tides will sink a number of island nations, endangering the lives of thousands upon...
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Asia, Blog, Pacific, Southeast Asia

Chinese Realpolitik in the South China Sea

The Spratly and Paracel islands in the South China Sea have been the site for the continuous display of international realpolitik. This has played...
2010 "Red Shirt" protest at Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok. - CC BY-SA 3.0 -Takeaway
35(4) Spring 2014, Perspectives, Politics, Southeast Asia

A Comedy of Errors: A Critical Analysis of the Political Drama in Thailand

Political crises are nothing new for Thailand. Since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932, the country has faced numerous political crises, including a 1973...
Blog, Politics, Southeast Asia

Thailand Election Watch: Failure of the Democratic Process

A corrupt ruler-in-exile, his sister Prime Minister, and the crown prince: these are the players in what has become Thailand’s stagnant electoral...

Blog, Politics, Southeast Asia

Cheering for the Underdog

The western word by and large loves to cheer for political underdogs. The plucky protestor braving rain, hail, and often the policeman’s baton to...

Blog, Oceania, Security, Southeast Asia

We Are Not Sorry

Australia’s new Prime Minister has bungled his first foreign policy incident

35(2) Fall 2013, Africa, Central Africa, East Asia, Eastern Africa, Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, North America, Politics, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, West Africa, Western Europe, World in Review

Future of International Aid: Helping the Helpless by Finding Altruism in Self-Interest

By 2015, we will have nearly eradicated extreme poverty and hunger throughout the world by halving the proportion of people living on under $1.25 per day. We...
35(2) Fall 2013, Economics, Oceania, Perspectives, Southeast Asia

Malaysia’s Transformation: Propelling Malaysia to Developed Nation Status

Malaysia has one overarching and transformative policy objective: to achieve high income and developed nation status by the year 2020. High income nations,...