Posts by Joshua Kurlantzick

From Icon to Politician

Mrs Clinton goes to Naypyidaw

Maybe they mean it this time

Reform in Burma

Rapprochement in Burma

Waiting for the Spring

Protests in Malaysia

Bombings in Burma

Bombings in Burma

Showdown in the South China Sea

Lèse Majesté

Why did they let her out?

Aung San Suu Kyi's Release

After the Election

The Catastrophe in Burma

Ominous Trend

China's Foreign Policy

Mr Obama doesn’t go to Jakarta

US-Indonesian Relations

Out of Control

Thailand's Weak Security Forces

The King’s Silence

The Thai Royal Family

No Thai Way Out

The Stand-Off in Bangkok

Washington Keeps Quiet

Thailand's Gory Protests

Ketuanan Melayu

Malaysia's Burning Churches

No Asylum

Asia's Refugees

Burma’s Neighbour

Laos

The End of People Power

Repression in the Philippines

Reformasi! Reformasi!

The Trial of Anwar Ibrahim

On Tiptoe

Obama in China

America’s First Pacific President?

Obama in Tokyo

Off the Itinerary

Why Not Indonesia?

Nyan Win Goes to Washington

Read more by Joshua Kurlantzick on the LRB website.

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    Chris Lehmann: The Candidates
    18 June 2015

    ‘Every one of the Republican candidates can be described as a full-blown adult failure. These are people who, in most cases, have been granted virtually every imaginable advantage on the road to success, and managed nevertheless to foul things up along the way.’

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    10 May 2007

    ‘As a medical microbiologist, for example, I have spent my career fighting biodiversity: my ultimate aim has been to cause the extinction of harmful microbes, an objective shared by veterinary and plant pathologists. But despite more than a hundred years of concentrated effort, supported by solid science, smallpox has been the only success.’

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    20 October 2011

    ‘The battle against illegal migration is a domestic version of America’s interventions overseas, with many of the same trappings: big manpower commitments, militarisation, pursuit, detection, rendition, loss of life. The Mexican border was already the focus of attention before 9/11; it is now a fixation that shows no signs of abating.’

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    31 July 2008

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