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‘One Vision, One Identity, One Community.’ That’s the ASEAN motto. But what’s the reality? Our bloggers based around this diverse and strategically key region give you an insider’s perspective on politics, security and society in South-east Asia.

Defense Ministers’ Meeting Puts New Zealand-Singapore Security Ties Into Focus
November 19, 2019

Defense Ministers’ Meeting Puts New Zealand-Singapore Security Ties Into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement highlighted the ongoing defense collaboration between the two countries amid wider domestic and regional developments.

What Lies Ahead for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government After a Big Election Loss?
November 19, 2019

What Lies Ahead for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government After a Big Election Loss?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The loss in the Tanjung Piai by-election is less important than how the government responds to this wake-up call.
Vientiane Vision 2.0 Puts Japan’s Asia Security Role into Focus
November 19, 2019

Vientiane Vision 2.0 Puts Japan’s Asia Security Role into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The new initiative is yet another manifestation of Tokyo’s increasing defense role in the region.

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: International Court Judges Authorize Investigation
November 15, 2019

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: International Court Judges Authorize Investigation

By Associated Press
Legal developments on the Rohingya crisis were in the international spotlight again this week.

Malaysia’s Latest By-Election Poses a Test for Pakatan Harapan
November 14, 2019

Malaysia’s Latest By-Election Poses a Test for Pakatan Harapan

By Marcus Tantau
What effect will the Tanjung Piai by-election have on Mahathir’s leadership?

Counting the Costs of Sam Rainsy’s Failed Return to Cambodia
November 13, 2019

Counting the Costs of Sam Rainsy’s Failed Return to Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
The opposition leader’s thwarted bid to return to the country is not without its costs, irrespective of whatever benefits it may generate.

What Would a Vietnam South China Sea Legal Challenge Mean?
November 13, 2019

What Would a Vietnam South China Sea Legal Challenge Mean?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the potential implications of a significant move if it is taken.
ASEAN and Non-Interference: What Do Cambodia’s Evolving Opposition Dynamics Reveal?
November 13, 2019

ASEAN and Non-Interference: What Do Cambodia’s Evolving Opposition Dynamics Reveal?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at Southeast Asia’s evolving approach to non-interference and the cross-border impacts of Cambodia’s recent opposition dynamics.

Jokowi 2.0: Indonesia Amid US-China Competition
November 12, 2019

Jokowi 2.0: Indonesia Amid US-China Competition

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Bridget Welsh.

Malaysian Ex-PM Najib Ordered to Enter Defense in 1MDB Case
November 11, 2019

Malaysian Ex-PM Najib Ordered to Enter Defense in 1MDB Case

By Associated Press
Defense lawyers said Najib was shocked he wasn’t acquitted.

People’s Power: Anti-Dam Movements in Southeast Asia
November 08, 2019

People’s Power: Anti-Dam Movements in Southeast Asia

By Wora Suk
Communities in Thailand and beyond are learning to organize to demand that dam construction consider their rights.
How Will Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship Play Out?
November 08, 2019

How Will Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship Play Out?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Vietnam faces a full plate of opportunities and challenges during its chairmanship of the regional grouping.

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