One of the many roles of Vietnam’s fascinating “cult of heroes” is to ensure government control over religious feeling, channeling it into nationalism.
LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
Vietnamese walls were once densely populated by hand-painted signs, a material culture now exceedingly rare.
In the 1980's Uganda was one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, far ahead of Vietnam which hardly exported any. Now the tables have turned raising interesting comparative questions.
Vietnam recently cancelled it's plans for the procurement of nuclear energy. There are lessons South Africa can take from this.
The Mekong Delta is gradually being washed away, as less sediment is delivered downstream.
President Duterte has picked fights with President Obama and with the EU. His behavior is shaking the U.S.-Philippine alliance and stability in Southeast Asia.
‘African Guernica’ is an incredibly powerful work of art in many ways, importantly filling that space between the visible and the visible.
Vietnam is deeply spooked by the struggle over the South China Sea – but its friends in south-east Asia aren't so keen to stand up to Beijing.
A few national parks and reserves want to dehorn rhinos and there is a lobby for a regulated and closely monitored legal trade in rhino horn. But this is met by opposition from many.
For too many adolescents in the world's poorest countries, life is like a cliff edge.
The amount of ivory on sale in Vietnam has increased by more than 600% in the past eight years. As China has taken a tougher stance on the ivory trade, sales in Vietnam have increased.
Australian cattle may have been killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam.
Two prominent MIT physicists ask whether for nuclear weapons, less is more
Beneath the usual pomp and circumstance of Obama's weeklong visit to Asia lies a clear message for aggressors in the region. An East Asia expert from UC Berkeley reads between the lines.
Washington has been trying to corral the ASEAN countries into a unified bloc against China – but it could actually destabilise the region further.
Might the rise of heritage tourism and the increasing ease of international travel lead to more of Australia’s military experiences overseas being better understood?
Southeast Asia's biggest economy is eyeing to join the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, already signed by a dozen countries, including Australia.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.