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ASEAN Beat

‘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.

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July 03, 2014

Indonesia’s Elections: Promises and Policy Outcomes

By Edward Parker
The candidates are offering plenty of rhetoric, but can they actually deliver on their promises?
July 03, 2014

Europe Must Support Democracy in Thailand

By Serhat Ünaldi
The EU should continue to stand up to Thai’s coup leaders and push for the restoration of democracy.

June 29, 2014

China Lets Its Oil Rigs Do the Talking

By Luke Hunt
A meeting with ASEAN has made little progress on resolving maritime disputes in the South China Sea.

June 28, 2014

Is the EU Supporting Authoritarianism in Myanmar?

By Yola Verbruggen
The military retains power, and critics claim that its reforms have been superficial.

June 26, 2014

Manila Gives Thumbs-Up to Japan's Defense Reforms

By Shannon Tiezzi
Philippine President Benigno Aquino visited Japan Tuesday, another signal of closer ties between the two countries.
June 25, 2014

CARAT 2014: Advancing the US-Malaysia Partnership

By Justin Goldman
A bilateral exercise highlights the growing cooperation between the US and Malaysian militaries.

June 25, 2014

Reflections on a Post-Coup Thailand

By Enze Han
With Thailand’s army settling into power, a future without military intervention is difficult to imagine.
June 25, 2014

Religious Extremists Target Myanmar Film Festival

By Mong Palatino
Organizers withdraw a documentary about a friendship between a Buddhist and a Muslim following threats.

June 21, 2014

What Will Thailand’s Post-Coup 'Democracy' Look Like?

By Joshua Kurlantzick
When democracy does return to Thailand it will surely be very unlike anything the country has seen before.

June 20, 2014

Cambodian Exodus Signals Tough Times with Thai Junta

By Luke Hunt
The Thai military is having difficulty proving this coup is any different from previous incarnations.

June 18, 2014

Vietnam Steers Between China's Threat and Public's Anger

By William G. Frasure
With few effective means to respond to provocations, Vietnam encourages a public spirit of patriotic defiance, to a point.
June 17, 2014

170,000 Panicked Cambodians Flee Thailand

By Zachary Keck
Fears of a crackdown on undocumented workers in Thailand have caused a mass exodus of Cambodians.

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Luke Hunt
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Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt is a South-east Asia correspondent for The Diplomat and has worked in journalism for more than 25 years.

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Mong Palatino
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Mong Palatino

Mong Palatino served for two terms in the House of Representatives in the Philippines representing the youth sector.

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Prashanth Parameswaran
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Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran is Senior Editor at The Diplomat based in Washington, D.C., where he produces analysis on Southeast Asian political and security issues, Asian defense affairs, and U.S. foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific.

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Preeti Jha
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Preeti Jha

Preeti Jha is an award-winning journalist who has reported previously on Southeast Asia for several outlets, including AFP and the BBC.

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Shawn W. Crispin
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Shawn W. Crispin

Shawn W. Crispin is a Southeast Asia columnist at The Diplomat. He has covered Southeast Asia for more than 16 years variously with the Far Eastern Economic Review, Wall Street Journal and Asia Times Online.

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Tae-jun Kang
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Tae-jun Kang

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