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What’s Behind Myanmar Military Chief’s Europe Voyage?
April 28, 2017
What’s Behind Myanmar Military Chief’s Europe Voyage?
A closer look at Min Aung Hlaing's goodwill visit to Germany and stopover in Austria.
What’s Behind Myanmar Military Chief’s Europe Voyage?
Confronting Indonesia’s Maritime Coordination Challenge
April 27, 2017
Confronting Indonesia’s Maritime Coordination Challenge
The state of a new maritime security body reveals the enduring challenge Jakarta faces in this respect.
Confronting Indonesia’s Maritime Coordination Challenge
ASEAN-Canada Ties in the Spotlight With Defense Minister’s Malaysia Visit
April 27, 2017
ASEAN-Canada Ties in the Spotlight With Defense Minister’s Malaysia Visit
The first-ever visit by a Canadian defense minister to Malaysia emphasizes its increasing attention to Southeast Asia.
ASEAN-Canada Ties in the Spotlight With Defense Minister’s Malaysia Visit
History Uprooted in Thailand
April 26, 2017
History Uprooted in Thailand
In the kingdom’s turbulent present, the past has come unstuck.
History Uprooted in Thailand
Is Laos’ New Leader Really a Reformer?
April 26, 2017
Is Laos’ New Leader Really a Reformer?
The answer is much more complicated than a surface glance might suggest.
Is Laos’ New Leader Really a Reformer?
What’s Behind The New China-Malaysia Defense Committee?
April 25, 2017
What’s Behind The New China-Malaysia Defense Committee?
The setting up of a high-level body is yet another move to boost their security ties.
What’s Behind The New China-Malaysia Defense Committee?
Lessons Learned From Vietnam's Dong Tam Standoff
April 24, 2017
Lessons Learned From Vietnam's Dong Tam Standoff
The agreement that ended the hostage crisis in Dong Tam could be a model for other local governments in Vietnam.
Lessons Learned From Vietnam's Dong Tam Standoff
Indonesia’s Prison Challenge in its Terror Battle
April 22, 2017
Indonesia’s Prison Challenge in its Terror Battle
The country continues to struggle with this dimension of its Islamic State fight.  
Indonesia’s Prison Challenge in its Terror Battle
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
April 22, 2017
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
Raymond Koh's disappearance is worthy of comparisons with Sombath Somphone.
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
Russian Warships in the Philippines Put Military Ties in the Spotlight
April 21, 2017
Russian Warships in the Philippines Put Military Ties in the Spotlight
A look at what a recent goodwill visit means within the context of a budding defense relationship.
Russian Warships in the Philippines Put Military Ties in the Spotlight
Where Is the New Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center?
April 18, 2017
Where Is the New Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center?
Both sides continue to make progress on the establishment of the new institution.
Where Is the New Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center?
Trump’s Indonesia Challenge Begins With Pence Visit
April 15, 2017
Trump’s Indonesia Challenge Begins With Pence Visit
The administration must adroitly manage a relationship that risks coming under greater strain.
Trump’s Indonesia Challenge Begins With Pence Visit
What’s Wrong With Gay Rights in Indonesia and ASEAN?
April 14, 2017
What’s Wrong With Gay Rights in Indonesia and ASEAN?
A recent incident exposes the country’s – and the region’s – lingering challenges on this front.
What’s Wrong With Gay Rights in Indonesia and ASEAN?
What’s Behind Laos' China Banana Ban?
April 14, 2017
What’s Behind Laos' China Banana Ban?
Recent reports are yet another testament to the growing scrutiny over Beijing’s influence in the Southeast Asian state.
What’s Behind Laos' China Banana Ban?
Under the Radar: Indonesia’s Relations with Algeria
April 13, 2017
Under the Radar: Indonesia’s Relations with Algeria
Indonesia-Algeria ties have a long history, and today center on economics and counter-extremism.
Under the Radar: Indonesia’s Relations with Algeria
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