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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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Singapore’s First Terrorism Financing Charge Case in the Headlines
January 14, 2020

Singapore’s First Terrorism Financing Charge Case in the Headlines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An important case spotlighted the country’s ongoing challenge to counter terrorism.
Thailand: Thousands Run Against Dictatorship in Big Political Demonstration
January 14, 2020

Thailand: Thousands Run Against Dictatorship in Big Political Demonstration

By Associated Press
A protest in the Thai capital over the weekend constituted one of the biggest political demonstrations of its kind in years.

What Does Xi Jinping’s First Visit Mean for China-Myanmar Relations?
January 13, 2020

What Does Xi Jinping’s First Visit Mean for China-Myanmar Relations?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While Xi’s first trip to the country as president will be long on deliverables, they will belie more complex realities undergirding overall ties.

Lava Gushes from Volcano Near Manila; Tens of Thousands Flee
January 13, 2020

Lava Gushes from Volcano Near Manila; Tens of Thousands Flee

By Associated Press
Frequent tremors and inflation of the Taal volcano indicate a major and much more dangerous eruption could still happen.

What Are Singapore’s Domestic Priorities for 2020?
January 10, 2020

What Are Singapore’s Domestic Priorities for 2020?

By Siow Yue Chia
A look at some of the key issues confronting the Southeast Asian state this year and beyond.
Deadly Clash Highlights Vietnam’s Land Dispute Challenge
January 10, 2020

Deadly Clash Highlights Vietnam’s Land Dispute Challenge

By Associated Press
The incident was just the latest flare up in a simmering dispute, and it spotlights a wider problem.

Jakarta Floods: Yet Another Reminder of Indonesia’s Capital Woes?
January 10, 2020

Jakarta Floods: Yet Another Reminder of Indonesia’s Capital Woes?

By Luke Hunt
The recent incident once again highlighted the woes facing the capital city amid plans to shift it.
A Gloomy Outlook for Thailand in 2020
January 10, 2020

A Gloomy Outlook for Thailand in 2020

By Erin Cook
The outlook for the year looks quite dim for the country due to a string of external and internal developments.

Malaysia 1MDB Scandal: Recordings Deepen Najib Scrutiny
January 09, 2020

Malaysia 1MDB Scandal: Recordings Deepen Najib Scrutiny

By Associated Press
The audio recordings could mark a new blow to the former premier.

What Lies Ahead for Vietnam’s United Nations Security Council Stint?
January 09, 2020

What Lies Ahead for Vietnam’s United Nations Security Council Stint?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While this is a significant development for Hanoi’s foreign policy, it poses a mix of opportunities and challenges.

Malaysia-India Relations: What Does a Palm Oil Ban Mean Amid the Kashmir Dispute Fallout?
January 09, 2020

Malaysia-India Relations: What Does a Palm Oil Ban Mean Amid the Kashmir Dispute Fallout?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Reports of an effective ban are just the latest indicator of how an ongoing diplomatic row dating back to last year has complicated bilateral ties.
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Infrastructure Obsession
January 09, 2020

The Trouble With Indonesia’s Infrastructure Obsession

By Trissia Wijaya and Samuel Nursamsu
The state's narrative of economic development oversimplifies complex structural problems.

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