A massive agricultural export boom accompanied by declining real earnings for blue-collar workers, that’s a puzzle.
Tom kha gai is Thai for “galangal soup with chicken.” The foodie mag Bon Appétit decides it doesn’t need galangal.
Vietnam and the US became BFFs in 2016. Then along came Trump.
The incoming U.S. administration is proposing a “border tax” that will act like a tariff on imports and a subsidy on exports. This expression … More
The U.S. president-elect has created a new advisory body, the National Trade Council, and has nominated as its head Prof. … More
The economy and environment of Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta is threatened by sea level rise and declining delivery of both … More
A while back I wrote about the Thai government’s efforts to test and certify “genuine” Thai food in restaurants worldwide. … More
No good deed goes unpunished. As a reward for working hard as department chair I have been asked to spend … More
One of the poorest countries anywhere in the 1960s, Indonesia’s progress has been spectacular. There’s a lot to celebrate. There’s also … More
Inefficient state-owned companies that dominate key sectors such as transport and telecoms and suck up scarce investment capital do more … More