Mahathir Versus Najib
April 20, 2015
Mahathir Versus Najib
Malaysia’s former prime minister is distinctly unhappy with the incumbent.
Mahathir Versus Najib
Why the Fighting in Kokang Threatens Peace in Myanmar
April 19, 2015
Why the Fighting in Kokang Threatens Peace in Myanmar
The turmoil on Myanmar’s border with China has potentially significant implications.
Why the Fighting in Kokang Threatens Peace in Myanmar
Myanmar’s US Lobby Link Enters the Spotlight
April 18, 2015
Myanmar’s US Lobby Link Enters the Spotlight
Myanmar’s US Lobby Link Enters the Spotlight
Thailand Completes Troubling New Constitution
April 18, 2015
Thailand Completes Troubling New Constitution
The first draft of the charter contains some worrying provisions.
Thailand Completes Troubling New Constitution
Indonesia’s New Alcohol Ban
April 18, 2015
Indonesia’s New Alcohol Ban
Indonesia’s alcohol restrictions take full effect.
Indonesia’s New Alcohol Ban
Hunt for Rare Indochina Wildlife Yields Results
April 17, 2015
Hunt for Rare Indochina Wildlife Yields Results
In a rare win for environmentalists, a new study suggests a remote park is not yet an “empty forest.”
Hunt for Rare Indochina Wildlife Yields Results
Nearly 100 Malaysians Detained for Islamic State Links
April 16, 2015
Nearly 100 Malaysians Detained for Islamic State Links
Numbers could rise following investigations, the country’s home minister says.
Nearly 100 Malaysians Detained for Islamic State Links
Singapore Kicks Off New Counterterrorism Symposium
April 16, 2015
Singapore Kicks Off New Counterterrorism Symposium
The city-state convenes meeting to share best practices amid a rising Islamic State threat.
Singapore Kicks Off New Counterterrorism Symposium
April 15, 2015
The Diplomat Seeks Writer for Southeast Asia/ASEAN Affairs
The Diplomat Seeks Writer for Southeast Asia/ASEAN Affairs
Has Islamic State Infiltrated Malaysia’s Military?
April 14, 2015
Has Islamic State Infiltrated Malaysia’s Military?
Around 70 army personnel have reportedly been involved with the militant group.
Has Islamic State Infiltrated Malaysia’s Military?
US Nominates New Envoy to Thailand Amid Strained Ties
April 14, 2015
US Nominates New Envoy to Thailand Amid Strained Ties
The move comes following a six month vacancy for the post.
US Nominates New Envoy to Thailand Amid Strained Ties
Singapore Launches New Asia Forum
April 14, 2015
Singapore Launches New Asia Forum
The Singapore Forum joins the growing list of regional dialogues.
Singapore Launches New Asia Forum
Car Bomb Explodes at Thai Resort
April 13, 2015
Car Bomb Explodes at Thai Resort
Was the weekend explosion in Koh Samui linked to the insurgency in Thailand’s south or to the Red Shirts?
Car Bomb Explodes at Thai Resort
Malaysia Strengthens Sedition Act
April 13, 2015
Malaysia Strengthens Sedition Act
A repressive colonial-era law is given new scope.
Malaysia Strengthens Sedition Act
200 Years Ago, Asia Saw the Greatest Volcanic Eruption in Human History
April 11, 2015
200 Years Ago, Asia Saw the Greatest Volcanic Eruption in Human History
The eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 was a spectacular natural event that affected the entire world.
200 Years Ago, Asia Saw the Greatest Volcanic Eruption in Human History
Vietnam, Thailand, and Russia’s ‘Pivot’ East
April 10, 2015
Vietnam, Thailand, and Russia’s ‘Pivot’ East
Prime Minister Medvedev visited Southeast Asia to underscore that for Russia, Asia is more than just China.
Vietnam, Thailand, and Russia’s ‘Pivot’ East
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