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Sebastian Strangio is a journalist and author focusing on Southeast Asia. Since 2008, his reporting from across the region has appeared in more than 30 leading publications in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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Tourist hordes put strain on Luang Prabang’s heritage

Tourist hordes put strain on Luang Prabang’s heritage

The enthusiasm of tourists for Luang Prabang’s heady charms has brought prosperity to the former royal capital of Laos, but is the influx of visitors damaging its cultural treasures?
The Future Starts Here

The Future Starts Here

Next month the people of Myanmar head to the polls for a famous general election. With ethnic allegiances, miniature coups and a skewed constitution already in play, the outcome looks anything but predictable
Dancing with dictators

Dancing with dictators

Unbowed by prison terms and vicious beatings, human rights lawyer Robert Sann Aung has been battling Myanmar’s much-derided judiciary for more than 30 years
The End of the Myanmar Fairytale?

The End of the Myanmar Fairytale?

With racial tensions soaring, doubts over the future of Aung San Suu Kyi and a challenging business environment, is the West’s love-in with the former pariah state finally over?
Cambodia at the Crossroads

Cambodia at the Crossroads

After many months of protests and rounds of negotiations, the Kingdom’s two main parties have struck a deal. But in a country with a youthful population and old-school leaders, it remains to be seen whether politicians can meet rising expectations
A Constitutional Conundrum

A Constitutional Conundrum

In recent years, Myanmar has shaken off its hermetic status and been embraced by the international community, but the country’s constitution remains a significant obstacle to moving beyond its militaristic past
Lost in Time

Lost in Time

Harmonising history with modernity is crucial to preserving Yangon’s stunning architectural past.
The walking dead

The walking dead

Convicts in Myanmar are used as disposable pack-horses by the military, facing terror and death on jungle battlefields
Back to square one?

Back to square one?

Winning the Thai elections was just the first step for Yingluck Shinawatra.
A Last Opportunity

A Last Opportunity

Will Phnom Penh miss its last chance to forge a leafy future?