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Simon Roughneen

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Simon Roughneen is an Irish journalist currently based in Southeast Asia. He writes for The Washington Times, Asia Times, The Irrawaddy, ISN Security Watch, World Politics Review, and others. He has worked in and reported from over 30 countries. In addition to covering southeast Asia, he has covered war in Darfur, Somalia, eastern DRC; Kosovo’s declaration of independence; the aftermath of the Pakistan earthquake; politics in Lebanon; elections in Northern Ireland; TNCs from the ‘developing’ world; the EU ‘Lisbon Treaty’; and regional and global economic issues. His chapters on security and politics in Sudan were published in Beyond Settlement (Associated University Press, 2008).

His website is simonroughneen.com

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Political Jockeying Ahead of Malaysia Election
As Burma Opens, Vietnam Clamps Down on Bloggers
Myanmar: Delicate Balance for New Freedoms of Speech
Human Rights Commission in Burma Rules Out Inquiry
U.S. Calls for International Observers at Burma By-Elections
Thailand's Floods Lead to Exploitation of Migrant Workers
To Be a Burmese Slave in Thailand
Trafficked Burmese Recount Murder at Sea
Ahmadiyya Refugees Released from Thai Detention
Cambodia: Echoes from the Killing Fields
Arms Race Sparked by China?
Will Freedom of Expression Hold in Southern Sudan?
Suu Kyi Set Free but Media Still Held Captive in Burma
Nuclear Matter
Vietnam: A Dissident Speaks
China and the Catholic Church
Red Shirts Rally on Fourth Anniversary of Coup
After the Flood
Building Dikes of Courage in Pakistan
Free Trade, Disputed Waters
Thailand Bouncing Back
Thailand Emergency Rule under Fire
Israel, Vatican: a Magdalene Meeting Point
Gas Revenues Fund Burma Nuke Program
An Unbreakable Bond?
Tensions Remain despite Pledge to Ease Gaza Blockade
Sentimental Journey for the Philippines
Redshirts Leave, but Resolution Unlikely Soon
Bullets over Bangkok
Learning to Count in the Philippines
After Renewing Sanctions, E.U. Seeks Face-Time with Burma Junta
What's the Problem with Aid?
Divide the Opposition: the Junta's Goal
"Prison Is the Only Place where We Can Speak Freely"
No EU-daimonia after Lisbon
Nobel Laureates Urge Inquiry into Junta Crimes
Japan and Southeast Asia Take Stock of China's Rise
China-U.S. Rivalry Intensifies
Forced Repatriation of Karen Refugees
Announcement of Burmese Election?
Aid Failure Bodes Ill for Haiti
Haiti Ends Search for Survivors
Haiti: Quake Victims Dying from Treatable Wounds
Churches Bear Brunt of Anger in Malaysia
Karen Refugees Have a White Christmas in Ireland
Looking Beyond the U.S.-Asean Summit

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