Hong Gildong: a classic North Korean adventure film or just sophisticated propaganda?

The 1986 film rendition of folk-hero Hong Gildong fulfils many purposes, providing not only an entertaining re-telling of a classic Korean tale, but also a […]

An end to poverty in Thailand is not on the cards

Thailand’s latest social welfare program is a few cards short of a full deck, Wannaphong Durongkaveroj writes.

Tragedy on the Mekong: why greater government scrutiny is needed in Laos

The recent dam collapse in Laos highlights major flaws in government accountability and oversight, Benjamin Clarke writes.

A tale of two constitutions

Attempting to tackle the Philippines’ problems using the same policy tools, yet expecting different results, is doomed to failure, Kent Primor writes.