Alistair Denness

Alistair Denness

Alistair Denness is a Hanoi-based humanitarian worker with extensive experience working in South-East Asia. He has a political science degree from the University of Virginia and an MA with a regional focus on East Asia from the University of Fudan.

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Vietnam’s last chance: Sustainable tourism

DESPITE being a cautionary tale dating back to the Industrial Revolution, the economy-versus-ecology dilemma continues to plague many developing countries to this day. Vietnam is no exception, with Hanoi boldly...

How the Gulf crisis is striking the Philippines

IT’S BEEN more than a month since four Arab states placed an embargo on Qatar over allegations that the government funds extremist groups – but the tiny emirate is still...

China still shirking its responsibilities in Africa

AS GLOBAL heads of state wrapped up at China’s Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last month, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta attacked Beijing for not doing enough to reduce the...