Michael Sullivan

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Myanmar's military escalates its campaign to eliminate resistance

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

In Myanmar, resistance to the military's February coup is increasing. So is the military's brutal effort to squash it, as Myanmar slides further into chaos.


Cambodia's ties with China helped it achieve a high COVID vaccination rate

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Cambodia is one of the most fully COVID-19 vaccinated countries in the world. Besides help from China, the success is also due to systems already in place to combat malaria and other illnesses.


American journalist Danny Fester has been imprisoned in Myanmar for months

Friday, October 01, 2021

U.S. journalist Danny Fester remains in Myanmar's most infamous prison months after the Feb. 1 coup that restored the military to power and a spurred crackdown on dissent.


Kitchen Gadgets Do's and Don'ts

Friday, October 01, 2021

Lesley Stockton and Michael Sullivan return to continue the discussion about the current must-have gadgets for any kitchen.

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Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Hosts of Wirecutter's series “The Kitchen Report” Lesley Stockton and Michael Sullivan join to discuss must-have gadgets for any kitchen, including some of their new favorites.


Vice President Harris Is In Vietnam, The Last Stop On Her Southeast Asia Trip

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The visit was aimed at showing the Biden administration's commitment to a region which was largely ignored by ex-President Trump. It's also aimed at countering China's growing influence in the region.


The U.S. Is Trying To Improve Relations With Southeast Asia — Using Western Vaccines

Thursday, August 19, 2021

U.S. vaccine diplomacy is in full swing, especially in Southeast Asia. This distribution of millions of shots is an effort aimed in part at helping regain influence across several countries.


Badly Needed Doctors In Myanmar Are Being Hunted By Military For Opposing Coup

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Myanmar is reeling under a new wave of COVID-19 infections. The health care system has all but collapsed as badly needed doctors are hunted by the military for their opposition to the Feb. 1 coup.


COVID-19 Is Hitting Indonesia Hard. Epidemiologists Say The Worst May Be Yet To Come

Friday, July 16, 2021

Indonesia, the world's fourth most populated nation, is overwhelmed by the pandemic. Critics of the government say it failed to take the virus seriously and kept the country open while it spread.


Southeast Asia Struggles With Record Cases Of New COVID-19 Infections

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Thailand posts the highest deaths to date. Indonesia is also posting daily records. Vietnam is locking down Ho Chi Minh City for two weeks. And Cambodia is quietly posting its biggest numbers yet.


Indonesia Leads Southeast Asia In COVID-19 Cases And Deaths

Monday, July 05, 2021

Indonesia's president announced new measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 in his country. The new restrictions only apply to parts of the main island Java and the resort island of Bali.


Thailand Prepares To Open Phuket To Vaccinated Tourists

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Thailand plans to reopen the resort island of Phuket to vaccinated foreign tourists July 1. It's a bid to jump start an economy and a tourist industry battered by the pandemic. Will foreigners come?


Trial Begins In Myanmar For Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Monday, June 14, 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi, the former de facto head of state, goes on trial in Myanmar on corruption charges. She was deposed earlier this year in a coup by Myanmar's military.


Killed By Military Forces, A Myanmar Poet's Spirit Of Revolution Lives On In His Work

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Myanmar's new military rulers continue squashing dissent with poets and other activists firmly in their sights. Part of a decades long strategy of "state terror and torture" against their citizens.


He Used His Poetry To Speak Out Against Myanmar's Coup. It May Have Cost Him His Life

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

"They shoot in the head, but they don't know the revolution is in the heart," Khet Thi wrote. He died in police custody. In opposing the coup, "I have decided to sacrifice my life," he told a friend.


Civilians In Myanmar Fight Back Against Authoritative Regime

Monday, May 31, 2021

The shadow government made up of lawmakers sacked during the military coup created a defense force. But the People's Defense Force isn't considered a legitimate challenge to the military.


As Resistance To Myanmar's Coup Grows, The Country Slips Further Into Chaos

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

More than 800 civilians in Myanmar have been killed by security forces since the February coup. Members of the U.N. Security Council were told Myanmar stands at the brink of state failure.


Overseas Americans Are Desperate To Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Millions of Americans live abroad in places where vaccine rollouts are slow and cases rampant. They're pleading with the U.S. government to send surplus shots overseas. The answer so far is no.


Southeast Asia Hit By COVID-19 Outbreaks After Being Largely Spared By The Pandemic

Thursday, May 13, 2021

For over a year, mainland Southeast Asia was largely spared from the COVID-19 pandemic. Not anymore. Recent outbreaks in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand are infecting and killing more than ever before.


Death Toll Rises As Protests In Myanmar Continue

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

It's been three months since Myanmar's military seized control. The number of civilians killed protesting the takeover has risen to over 750, and neither side is showing any willingness to compromise.