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October 05, 2015|

Thailand: The Price of Womanhood

Medical experts and news media speculate that Caitlyn Jenner spent roughly $70,000 on facial feminization surgery. In Thailand, the procedure costs substantially less, without sacrificing results.

November 20, 2012|

Thailand: A (Good) Migrant Broker

Ma Li is, by most accounts, a “good broker" who helps fellow migrants find a safe path into the Thai shrimp processing industry. Of course, she makes some money too.

July 23, 2014

Thailand: Is Democracy Doomed?

Richard Bernstein

Thailand is the land of smiles, free elections, and military coups. Why have its efforts at electoral democracy always failed, and can they ever succeed?

October 30, 2012

Along the Burma Road: Soft Power and Piracy

Gary Knight, Jeff Howe

The geopolitics of Southeast Asia are shifting rapidly and China's influence can be seen in the shipping routes along the Mekong--and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.

August 14, 2012

Thailand's Trash: Is There Room For Sustainability?

Adam Janofsky

In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.

July 02, 2011

The Plight of the Burmese in Thailand

Jesse Hardman

Millions of Burmese cross over to Thailand to escape political, social and economic hardships. But labor traffickers prevent many Burmese from achieving a better life.