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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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...

On Syria, Trump and East Asia have a lot in common

WITHIN the Trump family, there seems to be a raging debate over whether the United States should offer refuge to Syrians fleeing their country’s catastrophic civil war.