Interview: Cambodia's successful battle against HIV/AIDS
Op-ed: US, China role play for ASEAN
Analysis: Stable peninsula important to China's economy
Announcement: Student wins Mitchell Scholarship for Japan research
Featured audio: Territorial disputes in East Asia and the role of the United States
Cambodia's successful battle against HIV/AIDS
Local NGO staff teaching sex workers about the risk of HIV/AIDS, Cambodia. (Masaru Goto/World Bank)
When Siyan Yi was a medical student in Cambodia 12 years ago, he volunteered with a collaborative government-NGO project to provide young women at high risk for HIV/AIDS with housing, vocational training, medical care, and psychological support. Cambodia at that time had one of Asia’s highest HIV-infection rates. That rate has dropped by half. Read more.
US, China role play for ASEAN
A Bali sunset, September 2011. (Flickr/Stijn Hosdez)
While attending the 2011 ASEAN Summit in Bali, Southeast Asia Forum director Donald K. Emmerson wrote in the Asia Times about the balance between the respectively economic and security roles that China and the United States play in East Asia. Read more.
Stable peninsula important to China's economy
A railway border crossing between China and North Korea, August 2011. (Flickr/Robert Pratten)
North Korea is launching several joint mining projects with China and Russia, including copper and coal. David Straub, associate director of the Korean Studies Program, spoke with the New York Times about how China's policy toward North Korea is influenced by its own economic interests. Read more.
Student wins Mitchell Scholarship for Japan research
Watching Tokyo Stock Exchange prices. (Flickr/Rog b)
Philippe de Koning, a recent Stanford graduate who has been selected to study in Ireland as a Mitchell fellow, wrote a manuscript about Japan’s defense and financial crisis with Shorenstein APARC faculty member Phillip Lipscy. Lipscy, a political scientist, was de Koning’s advisor through his undergraduate career and also advised him on his senior thesis. Read more.
Territorial disputes in East Asia and the role of the United States
A view of Northeast Asia. (Flickr/PV KS)
During a November 11 seminar, Joon-woo Park, a recently retired Korean senior career diplomat and the 2011-12 Koret Fellow, discussed the U.S. role in current territorial disputes in East Asia. The disputes, which threaten peace and stability in the region and could result in conflict among major powers, have their origin in the incomplete settlement of the Pacific War overseen by the United States. Listen.
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