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Looking Back on a Quarter Century of Reporting in Asia

Our Southeast Asia Bureau Chief, Steve Herman, today ends more than a quarter of a century of reporting in Asia heading to his new assignment as VOA’s Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, based at the State Department. BANGKOK—The late dictator of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, whose rule was clouded in corruption, declared Asia’s ultimate challenge was to “discard the dry, meatless bone of mysticism and fatalism.” The English journalist and Bombay native Rudyard Kipling, enamored by...

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