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Indonesia, Malaysia Boost Military Ties in Islamic State Terror Fight
July 21, 2017
Indonesia, Malaysia Boost Military Ties in Islamic State Terror Fight
The two countries announced efforts to strengthen collaboration in this area during a security meeting this week.
Indonesia, Malaysia Boost Military Ties in Islamic State Terror Fight
Why Thailand’s Big Trafficking Trial Is Just a Small Victory
July 21, 2017
Why Thailand’s Big Trafficking Trial Is Just a Small Victory
Though recent convictions indicate that progress can be made, the struggle for the Southeast Asian state is a long one.
Why Thailand’s Big Trafficking Trial Is Just a Small Victory
Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat
July 21, 2017
Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat
The crisis has further increased the focus on the institution within Philippine security.
Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat
Can Chiang Mai Avoid the Environmental Costs of Development?
July 20, 2017
Can Chiang Mai Avoid the Environmental Costs of Development?
An uncompromising push for development has come at heavy price.
Can Chiang Mai Avoid the Environmental Costs of Development?
Can Vietnam’s Military Really Mind Its Own Businesses?
July 20, 2017
Can Vietnam’s Military Really Mind Its Own Businesses?
The debate over the military’s role in economic activities continues to rage on.
Can Vietnam’s Military Really Mind Its Own Businesses?
India-Philippines Counterterrorism Cooperation
July 20, 2017
India-Philippines Counterterrorism Cooperation
India’s growing counterterror cooperation with the Philippines has mostly positive implications for both countries.
India-Philippines Counterterrorism Cooperation
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
July 19, 2017
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
City-state offers targeted assistance that will serve as much-needed boosts to Manila’s limited capabilities.
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
No End in Sight for Thailand's Deadly Southern Insurgency
July 18, 2017
No End in Sight for Thailand's Deadly Southern Insurgency
The issue remains a low priority for the junta and insurgents show no signs of surrendering anytime soon.
No End in Sight for Thailand's Deadly Southern Insurgency
Southeast Asia Braces for the Post-Islamic State Era
July 17, 2017
Southeast Asia Braces for the Post-Islamic State Era
The fall of ISIS will bring new threats to Southeast Asia. Is the region ready?
Southeast Asia Braces for the Post-Islamic State Era
Why India Isn't Really 'Acting East' in Myanmar
July 15, 2017
Why India Isn't Really 'Acting East' in Myanmar
New Delhi has a lot left to do to actually realize its grand ambitions.
Why India Isn't Really 'Acting East' in Myanmar
Vietnam-Laos Border in the Spotlight Amid Anniversary Celebrations
July 14, 2017
Vietnam-Laos Border in the Spotlight Amid Anniversary Celebrations
The management of border issues remains a key priority for both sides this year.
Vietnam-Laos Border in the Spotlight Amid Anniversary Celebrations
Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?
July 13, 2017
Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?
The start of a project highlights Vientiane's continuing struggle with the issue even as it receives foreign assistance.
Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?
Timor-Leste's Political Unity
July 12, 2017
Timor-Leste's Political Unity
Don't be fooled by the number of political parties. Timorese have a remarkable degree of consensus on major issues.
Timor-Leste's Political Unity
What Did the Brunei Sultan’s Singapore Visit Accomplish?
July 12, 2017
What Did the Brunei Sultan’s Singapore Visit Accomplish?
Both sides underscored the significance of their relations as they commemorated the anniversary of a unique agreement.
What Did the Brunei Sultan’s Singapore Visit Accomplish?
Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
July 12, 2017
Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
Tributes for Kem Ley flow a year after his assassination.
Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
Why Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Has Failed on Media Freedom
July 11, 2017
Why Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Has Failed on Media Freedom
The current government's approach looks eerily familiar.
Why Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Has Failed on Media Freedom
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