Boom times and boom gates

On Myanmar’s borders with China everything is for sale – including people, reports OLIVIA CABLE.

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A Chinese soldier patrols the border with Myanmar. Photo by AFP.

Manifesto destiny

From Wi-Fi in every village, an end to all corruption and 100 new cities, IAN HALL asks whether election favourites, the BJP, can really deliver a ‘revitalised’ and ‘glorious’ India.

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Will Narendra Modi and his BJP bring back India's glory days? Photo by AFP.

India votes

What's at stake in the largest vote in history - India's month-long elections.

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A supporter of the Indian Congress Party. Photo by AFP.

Abbott in Asia

What the experts have to say about Australian Prime Minister's trip to China, Japan and South Korea.

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Photo by AFP.

Hard lessons in soft power

Social media and public diplomacy are spinning a web for worldly Asian states.

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Yongwook Ryu

Yongwook Ryu specialises in IR theory, the international relations of East Asia, identity politics, regionalisation, and the foreign policies of China, Japan, and Korea. His doctoral work...

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