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China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
September 17, 2014
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
The MSR is embraced by Sri Lanka and the Maldives, but may hit a snag over South China Sea tensions.
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
September 16, 2014
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
Adm. Jonathan Greenert indicated that Malaysia offered to host U.S. spy planes.
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival
September 15, 2014
Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival
In Indonesia's remote east, the harvest festival can be a bloody affair.
Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival
U.S. Policy Options Toward Thailand
September 14, 2014
U.S. Policy Options Toward Thailand
The assumption that this coup will be like all the rest is based on flawed thinking.
U.S. Policy Options Toward Thailand
ASEAN Economic Community: What Could Go Wrong?
September 12, 2014
ASEAN Economic Community: What Could Go Wrong?
Concerns are being voiced about the potential implications of the AEC, particularly for workers.
ASEAN Economic Community: What Could Go Wrong?
Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Grand Strategy
September 11, 2014
Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Grand Strategy
Cambodia needs to step up its foreign policy, if it is to play a more active role in the region.
Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Grand Strategy
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
September 11, 2014
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
With ideology spreading via social media, authorities need to consider a ‘soft’ approach as well as traditional tactics.
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
Zhou Yongkang, Islamic State and China’s Pivot West
September 09, 2014
Zhou Yongkang, Islamic State and China’s Pivot West
The downfall of its oil and security tsar gives China a chance to salvage relations with its Muslim minority.
Zhou Yongkang, Islamic State and China’s Pivot West
Japan's Abe Visits Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
September 08, 2014
Japan's Abe Visits Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with economics and security in mind.
Japan's Abe Visits Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
September 06, 2014
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
Plus, time to ban hypersonic missiles? Some general interest links.
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
Indonesia and Jordan: Quiet Ties
September 05, 2014
Indonesia and Jordan: Quiet Ties
Expanding investment could help the two countries hedge against the instability of their respective regions.
Indonesia and Jordan: Quiet Ties
Asia Climbs Competitiveness Scale
September 05, 2014
Asia Climbs Competitiveness Scale
A WEF report had generally positive news for Asian economies, albeit with some warnings for the region’s giants.
Asia Climbs Competitiveness Scale
Al Qaeda Opens Wing in South Asia
September 05, 2014
Al Qaeda Opens Wing in South Asia
Al Qaeda released a video declaring that it was starting a branch in the Indian subcontinent.
Al Qaeda Opens Wing in South Asia
Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Must Contribute Against Islamic State
September 04, 2014
Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Must Contribute Against Islamic State
A foreign-led coalition against IS must contain a large contingent from Muslim countries.
Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Must Contribute Against Islamic State
Filipino and Fijian Peacekeepers Trapped and Captured in Syria
August 30, 2014
Filipino and Fijian Peacekeepers Trapped and Captured in Syria
APAC peacekeepers are captured in Syria, IS spreads to Southeast Asia, and Kissiner ponders order. Weekend links.
Filipino and Fijian Peacekeepers Trapped and Captured in Syria
East Asia’s Future: Extinction?
August 29, 2014
East Asia’s Future: Extinction?
Recent reports highlight the dire demographic outlook for the region.
East Asia’s Future: Extinction?
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