Menu
Account
How Significant is the 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise?
May 16, 2017
How Significant is the 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise?
Though Duterte has certainly been a damper on Balikatan thus far, officials also have a point about its enduring relevance.
How Significant is the 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise?
A Wrench in Myanmar's Peace Process
May 15, 2017
A Wrench in Myanmar's Peace Process
Armed opposition groups create their own alternative to the NLD government's Panglong Peace Conference.
A Wrench in Myanmar's Peace Process
Will Philippines Get More Indonesia-Built Warships?
May 15, 2017
Will Philippines Get More Indonesia-Built Warships?
Indonesian official says more vessels may be on the way.
Will Philippines Get More Indonesia-Built Warships?
India to Hold Military Drills With Singapore Amid Navy Anniversary
May 15, 2017
India to Hold Military Drills With Singapore Amid Navy Anniversary
Bilateral naval ties in the spotlight this week amid RSN50 celebrations.
India to Hold Military Drills With Singapore Amid Navy Anniversary
Is Rodrigo Duterte Really Anti-American?
May 13, 2017
Is Rodrigo Duterte Really Anti-American?
The Philippine president’s actions prove that this label is far too simplistic.
Is Rodrigo Duterte Really Anti-American?
Hun Sen Slams Cambodia’s ‘Foreign Servants’ at World Economic Forum
May 13, 2017
Hun Sen Slams Cambodia’s ‘Foreign Servants’ at World Economic Forum
Prime minister's outburst follows warnings of war if his party loses elections.
Hun Sen Slams Cambodia’s ‘Foreign Servants’ at World Economic Forum
A Tale of Two Rail Lines: China and Japan’s Soft Power Competition in Indonesia
May 12, 2017
A Tale of Two Rail Lines: China and Japan’s Soft Power Competition in Indonesia
When it comes to competing for major infrastructure contracts in Asia, China’s rise is far from certain.
A Tale of Two Rail Lines: China and Japan’s Soft Power Competition in Indonesia
What We Don’t Know About the Cambodian Opposition’s Financial Plans
May 12, 2017
What We Don’t Know About the Cambodian Opposition’s Financial Plans
Several important questions remain unanswered.
What We Don’t Know About the Cambodian Opposition’s Financial Plans
Duterte to Visit Hong Kong and Cambodia En Route to Belt and Road Summit
May 11, 2017
Duterte to Visit Hong Kong and Cambodia En Route to Belt and Road Summit
Duterte will make two stops on his way to Beijing.
Duterte to Visit Hong Kong and Cambodia En Route to Belt and Road Summit
Why Is Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Problem Still Rolling On?
May 10, 2017
Why Is Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Problem Still Rolling On?
Report contradicts the official position that industrial-scale illegal logging is finished.
Why Is Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Problem Still Rolling On?
What Does Southeast Asia Think About the Trump Presidency?
May 10, 2017
What Does Southeast Asia Think About the Trump Presidency?
A recent survey depicts a dim view of U.S. regional engagement, and an opening for China.
What Does Southeast Asia Think About the Trump Presidency?
The Dark Side of Indonesia's Social Media Boom
May 09, 2017
The Dark Side of Indonesia's Social Media Boom
Fake news, defamation, and hoaxes point to the urgent need for social media literacy training in Indonesia.
The Dark Side of Indonesia's Social Media Boom
Indonesia Wants Global War on Illegal Fishing
May 09, 2017
Indonesia Wants Global War on Illegal Fishing
The Southeast Asian state wants illegal fishing to be declared a transnational crime.
Indonesia Wants Global War on Illegal Fishing
A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations
May 09, 2017
A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations
The restoration of diplomatic ties comes with Pope Francis' offer to help with peacebuilding in Myanmar.
A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations
Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
May 05, 2017
Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
As discussions continue, the future of one of the world’s greatest rivers is as bleak as ever.
Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
Thailand’s Missing Plaque: The Final Failure of the 1932 Revolution
May 05, 2017
Thailand’s Missing Plaque: The Final Failure of the 1932 Revolution
A small incident reflect broader trends in the consolidation of monarchical power.
Thailand’s Missing Plaque: The Final Failure of the 1932 Revolution
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief