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Army Exercise Puts US-Singapore Defense Ties into Focus
July 11, 2019
Army Exercise Puts US-Singapore Defense Ties into Focus
The latest iteration of the drills was just the latest manifestation of ongoing efforts by the two countries to bolster their security ties.
Army Exercise Puts US-Singapore Defense Ties into Focus
Vietnam Needs to Break Its Addiction to Chinese Coal
July 10, 2019
Vietnam Needs to Break Its Addiction to Chinese Coal
Hanoi needs to consider the environmental and strategic consequences of reliance on Chinese coal projects.
Vietnam Needs to Break Its Addiction to Chinese Coal
The Only Way to End Corruption in Laos
July 10, 2019
The Only Way to End Corruption in Laos
A true elimination of the problem will only come with broader political change in the country.
The Only Way to End Corruption in Laos
Indonesia to Return Toxic Developed World Waste
July 10, 2019
Indonesia to Return Toxic Developed World Waste
The move adds to growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for rubbish from industrialized countries.
Indonesia to Return Toxic Developed World Waste
Where Is Indonesia on China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
July 09, 2019
Where Is Indonesia on China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
Jakarta continues to seek ways to manage the opportunities and challenges stemming from the BRI.
Where Is Indonesia on China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
July 09, 2019
Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
A move to decriminalize personal drug use and possession could help to shift the regional discourse on drugs.
Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
Where Is Jemaah Islamiyah in Southeast Asia’s Terrorism Landscape?
July 08, 2019
Where Is Jemaah Islamiyah in Southeast Asia’s Terrorism Landscape?
A recent arrest spotlighted the role of JI, which remains a group to watch amid continued regional anxiety about the terrorism threat.
Where Is Jemaah Islamiyah in Southeast Asia’s Terrorism Landscape?
Weaponized AI in Southeast Asia: In Sight Yet out of Mind
July 06, 2019
Weaponized AI in Southeast Asia: In Sight Yet out of Mind
The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots just officially launched in Southeast Asia. Will regional governments pay attention?
Weaponized AI in Southeast Asia: In Sight Yet out of Mind
Don’t Worry About the Philippines' New Senate
July 05, 2019
Don’t Worry About the Philippines' New Senate
The incoming Senate’s makeup tilts toward the president’s allies but it’s far from an obituary for Philippine democracy.
Don’t Worry About the Philippines' New Senate
Movie Producer Charged in Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal
July 05, 2019
Movie Producer Charged in Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal
The producer and stepson of Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak is just one of several individuals that has been implicated,
Movie Producer Charged in Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal
‘Fake News’ and Thailand’s Information Wars
July 03, 2019
‘Fake News’ and Thailand’s Information Wars
How politicizing “fake news” consolidates Thailand’s authoritarian rule.
‘Fake News’ and Thailand’s Information Wars
Is Indonesia’s Capital Shift a Good Idea?
July 03, 2019
Is Indonesia’s Capital Shift a Good Idea?
The outcome of a long-mulled decision is far from clear, as are its implications.
Is Indonesia’s Capital Shift a Good Idea?
Southeast Asia’s Nuclear Energy Future in the Spotlight With Philippines Debate Revival
July 03, 2019
Southeast Asia’s Nuclear Energy Future in the Spotlight With Philippines Debate Revival
The country’s continued consideration of nuclear power for its energy needs bears careful watching.
Southeast Asia’s Nuclear Energy Future in the Spotlight With Philippines Debate Revival
Does Cambodia’s Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan?
July 03, 2019
Does Cambodia’s Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan?
The comeback strategy in the works amounts to a bold leap into the unknown, and it is unclear if it will pay off.  
Does Cambodia’s Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan?
Are Suicide Bombings Becoming a New Normal in the Philippines?  
July 02, 2019
Are Suicide Bombings Becoming a New Normal in the Philippines?  
A recent attack has raised the prospect that suicide bombings may be taking root in the Southeast Asian state.
Are Suicide Bombings Becoming a New Normal in the Philippines?  
A Digital Nation for the Stateless Rohingya?
July 02, 2019
A Digital Nation for the Stateless Rohingya?
A team of Rohingya Muslims is using blockchain technology to forge digital identities for the persecuted minority’s diaspora.
A Digital Nation for the Stateless Rohingya?
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