• Mar 17, 2021
As Chinese factories are torched in Myanmar under the newly-imposed martial law, Beijing has been pulled into the crisis. Now facing an unravelling country it had once hoped to include in China's big plans for Asia.
Archive: Mar 2021
• Mar 17, 2021
Vietnam's karst forests are abundant in biodiversity. But with rapid habitat loss, it is feared that species are disappearing before they can be studied, while others like the critically endangered Delacour's langur in Kim Bang forest are at risk of extinction due to mining
• Mar 16, 2021
Residents of a major protest district in Yangon fled on Tuesday March 16 after security forces escalated the use of lethal force against anti-coup demonstrators, despite international appeals for restraint.
• Mar 16, 2021
The US Embassy released a statement last week stating its deep concern over the continued destruction of Cambodia's forests and woodlands, but Future Forum researcher Nith Kosal says little will change without a major overhaul of the current approach
The 1962 coup d'etat is Myanmar's nation-defining moment, plunging the country into military rule, the effects of which are unfolding today. Taken in 1960, these striking images show pre-coup Myanmar, back when the country's trajectory could still have been different
By Alastair McCready • Mar 15, 2021
Myanmar's military junta imposed martial law on March 14 in two densely populated Yangon townships after at least 18 protesters were killed in one of the deadliest days since the February 1 coup, bringing the death toll to nearly 100.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 15, 2021
Myanmar's several major ethnic minority groups have been among those enduring the military's bloody crackdown as they oppose the coup. But for most, their calls go beyond just restoring democracy, as they look for a more inclusive and equitable Myanmar
By Mary Malone • Mar 15, 2021
After a recent damning investigation into tiger trafficking in Vietnam, World Wildlife Fund's Heather Sohl writes that despite its wild tiger population being extinct, the country still has a role to play in the animal's conservation through curbing demand for tiger products
By Heather Sohl • Mar 14, 2021
Plus, going deep on Myanmar’s new, would-be civilian government, investigating the push to legalise Thailand’s underground gambling industry and ringing in International Women’s Day
By Andrew Haffner • Mar 13, 2021
Just after US President Joe Biden offered hope for Covid-weary Americans, Thailand on Friday March 12 joined several European nations in suspending the AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot fears.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 12, 2021
Seeking recognition as Myanmar's legitimate government, the CRPH is calling for international involvement in pushing back against the military, while at home, in the absence of senior elected NLD officials, they have assumed the role of interim government
By Allegra Mendelson • Mar 12, 2021
Six more protesters were killed in Myanmar on Thursday March 11 as the UN condemned the growing violence against anti-coup demonstrations. This follows a steady rise in international pressure against the military since re-seizing power on February 1.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 11, 2021