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November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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The Week of September 27, 1996

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Hun Sen After 20 years of struggle, Cambodia's strongman may at last have arch nemesis the Khmer Rouge on the ropes
Timeline Highlights from the life of the co-premier
Interview Hun Sen on Ieng Sary, elections, his own legacy
F E A T U R E S
Entertainment Discovering the light of day in Singapore
Books Does this medium have a message?
Health Asia may be getting fat with prosperity
People Jung Chang may not trust the BBC with Wild Swans
Technology Savvy crooks prey on the cell-phone craze
Intelligence A leadership fight in India's Congress Party
Update and Cutting Edge Past, present and future
Newsmakers/Passage A Japanese boy sails the Pacific
The Asian Language
Essay Nationalism The authors of China Can Say No describe a growing disenchantment with the United States
E D I T O R I A L
Home In an age of speculation and soaring prices, here's how more Asians can own one of their own
Kashmir Deve Gowda seizes a chance for peace
T H E  N A T I O N S
Japan A glacial political realignment enters its next act - a general election planned for late October
Alternative It's the Communist Party
Indonesia Jakarta hassles human-rights activists
Suharto The president demands that tycoons give
Thailand Laying low Chiang Mai's greedy gangsters
India Should a gentleman (lawmaker) offer his seat to a lady?
B U S I N E S S
Money Management With the recent rash of scandals, should you still invest in mutual funds?
Beware A few tips on what to watch for in a fund
Reform An interview with Jardine Fleming's boss
Safeguards Different bourses have different rules
Innovation Kuala Lumpur's new unity trust
Autos An Indonesian national car - made in Korea
World Bank The South Asia V.P. discusses India's reforms
Investing The great potential of infrastructure stocks
Stocks More good years for Malaysian steelmakers
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Now it's up to Misuari
N E W S M A P
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