Menu
Account
Thailand’s Politics Heat Up Ahead of Elusive Election
November 15, 2018
Thailand’s Politics Heat Up Ahead of Elusive Election
With the new round of hype over potential polls in Thailand has come a focus on parties, players, and who the future prime minister could be.  
Thailand’s Politics Heat Up Ahead of Elusive Election
US-Brunei Defense Ties in Focus with Military Exercise in South China Sea
November 14, 2018
US-Brunei Defense Ties in Focus with Military Exercise in South China Sea
The kicking off of drills this week has spotlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to strengthen their security cooperation.
US-Brunei Defense Ties in Focus with Military Exercise in South China Sea
The Trouble with Cambodia’s Affordable Housing Plan
November 14, 2018
The Trouble with Cambodia’s Affordable Housing Plan
The effort is neither affordable nor well-planned.
The Trouble with Cambodia’s Affordable Housing Plan
No, English is Not a Threat to Bahasa Indonesia
November 10, 2018
No, English is Not a Threat to Bahasa Indonesia
Speaking other languages, especially English, is indispensable for Indonesia if it wants to better improve its economy.
No, English is Not a Threat to Bahasa Indonesia
Saudi Arabian Relations Under Strain in Southeast Asia
November 07, 2018
Saudi Arabian Relations Under Strain in Southeast Asia
Saudi Arabia's relations with Malaysia and Indonesia, in particular, are worth watching for signs of cooling enthusiasm.
Saudi Arabian Relations Under Strain in Southeast Asia
Burmese Migrant Women at Risk in Thailand
November 02, 2018
Burmese Migrant Women at Risk in Thailand
Discriminatory practices are holding Burmese migrant women back.
Burmese Migrant Women at Risk in Thailand
China-Vietnam Joint Patrols in the Spotlight
October 31, 2018
China-Vietnam Joint Patrols in the Spotlight
The patrols serve as a rare example of limited collaboration between the two sides in the maritime realm.
China-Vietnam Joint Patrols in the Spotlight
The Larger Context of Indonesia’s Lion Air Tragedy
October 31, 2018
The Larger Context of Indonesia’s Lion Air Tragedy
The crash of Lion Air flight JT-610 reflects poor management of the airline industry in Indonesia.
The Larger Context of Indonesia’s Lion Air Tragedy
Australia-Indonesia Ties: The Problem of Unnecessary Irritants
October 30, 2018
Australia-Indonesia Ties: The Problem of Unnecessary Irritants
The recent controversy about a potential Israel embassy move is exactly the kind of thing the relationship does not need.
Australia-Indonesia Ties: The Problem of Unnecessary Irritants
What’s Next for India-Indonesia Defense Ties?
October 30, 2018
What’s Next for India-Indonesia Defense Ties?
Both sides continue to attempt to make progress in this aspect of security ties despite the challenges that remain.
What’s Next for India-Indonesia Defense Ties?
What’s Next for Timor-Leste’s Economy?
October 30, 2018
What’s Next for Timor-Leste’s Economy?
The country’s state budget has spotlighted how it is dealing with some of the opportunities and challenges in its economic development.
What’s Next for Timor-Leste’s Economy?
Malaysia-Brunei Military Ties in Focus with Joint Exercise
October 27, 2018
Malaysia-Brunei Military Ties in Focus with Joint Exercise
The latest iteration of an annual exercise bears noting within the context of broader ties.
Malaysia-Brunei Military Ties in Focus with Joint Exercise
What Will 700 New Drones Mean for the Philippines?
October 26, 2018
What Will 700 New Drones Mean for the Philippines?
A look at the boost’s potential significance.
What Will 700 New Drones Mean for the Philippines?
China-Malaysia Warship Deal in the Spotlight with Defense Visit
October 26, 2018
China-Malaysia Warship Deal in the Spotlight with Defense Visit
The landmark arrangement was in the headlines again within the wider security relationship.
China-Malaysia Warship Deal in the Spotlight with Defense Visit
Why Cambodia's Poverty Statistics Dispute Matters
October 24, 2018
Why Cambodia's Poverty Statistics Dispute Matters
A recent dispute has shed light on deeper issues in how poverty is assessed in the Southeast Asian state.
Why Cambodia's Poverty Statistics Dispute Matters
Meet Vietnam's New President: The Communist Party Chief
October 23, 2018
Meet Vietnam's New President: The Communist Party Chief
A dual-hatted Nguyen Phu Trong provides renewed strength to the Vietnamese state.
Meet Vietnam's New President: The Communist Party Chief
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief