Tag Archives: Asia

A Scramble for Asia?

Asia’s festering Cold War-era territorial and maritime disputes highlight the fact that securing long-term region-wide peace depends on respect for existing borders. Attempts to disturb Asia’s territorial status quo are an invitation to endemic conflict – a concern that led Asian … Continue reading

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Misuse will drain Asia’s water supply, experts say

Booming populations, rapid urbanization and competing demands for food and energy will drain Asia’s dwindling freshwater supplies unless the region better manages its resources, experts said Tuesday. Unless something is done, demand for water will exceed supply by 40 percent … Continue reading

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The Mekong – Mother River of Southeast Asia

The Mekong River is the Mother River of Southeast Asia. Millions of people rely on its natural resources for their survival and livelihood. But the river is now under the threat of destructive development. The Chiang Mai-based NGO, Living River … Continue reading

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Dams and Development Threaten the Mekong

The Mekong has long held a mystique for outsiders, whether they be American G.I.’s in the Delta during the Vietnam War or ill-starred 19th-century French explorers who searched for the river’s source in Tibet. The earliest visitors realized the hard … Continue reading

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One on One – Steve McCurry

The internationally renowned photographer talks to Riz Khan about documenting humanity in times of war and peace.

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Food For Thought: The World Now Eats (and Dies) Like Americans

A short but interesting TED talk by Dr. Dean Ornish, an expert on the links between health and diet. Asia is a fascinating case study, the switch to a more Westernized diet has resulted in an increase in Westernized diseases.

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