Few people have heard of Nguyen Binh Phuong – one of the most outstanding Vietnamese writers of his generation.
Citizenship in Myanmar is a complex tangle of rules – ‘only’ 135 ‘national ethnicities’ can ever be granted full rights.
Hun Sen and his party have won every election since 1998, but each has seen a press for political change.
CIA involvement in Laos redefined it, taking it from from occasional assassinations to large-scale paramilitary actions.
When Aung San Suu Kyi stopped supporting US sanctions against Myanmar, it changed everything.
The US love affair with China is marked by cycles of exuberance and deflationary despair.
Anti-Vietnam sentiment in Cambodia has led to the deportation of thousands of Cambodian-Vietnamese.
Cambodian politics are fundamentally nationalist – and the project of national imagining is unfinished.
When literary critic William Empson turned to Buddhist iconography, he moved from ambiguity in poetry to the faces of the Buddha.
The film adaptation of Anna Leonowens’ Siam story made actor Yul Brynner inextricably linked with the myth of Thailand.