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Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government
March 20, 2019
Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government
Though it is still early days, a series of issues are threatening to overwhelm and undermine the new government’s future.
Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government
What’s in the New Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Dispute Freeze?
March 20, 2019
What’s in the New Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Dispute Freeze?
The move spotlighted efforts by both sides to try to manage renewed disputes within their wider bilateral relationship.
What’s in the New Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Dispute Freeze?
How Can Indonesia Take Advantage of the Belt and Road's Opportunities?
March 20, 2019
How Can Indonesia Take Advantage of the Belt and Road's Opportunities?
The BRI is a double-edged sword, how can Indonesia take advantage of the benefits and avoid the pitfalls?
How Can Indonesia Take Advantage of the Belt and Road's Opportunities?
Advancing ASEAN-South Korea Relations in Moon’s New Southern Policy
March 20, 2019
Advancing ASEAN-South Korea Relations in Moon’s New Southern Policy
Seoul is continuing to develop its ties with Southeast Asian states during a significant anniversary year.
Advancing ASEAN-South Korea Relations in Moon’s New Southern Policy
What’s Behind Brunei’s New Military Budget?
March 18, 2019
What’s Behind Brunei’s New Military Budget?
A closer look at the broader significance of new figures and what they mean for the country’s defense posture.
What’s Behind Brunei’s New Military Budget?
The Philippines’ Coming ‘Duterte Referendum’
March 16, 2019
The Philippines’ Coming ‘Duterte Referendum’
The May elections will serve as a litmus test for the Duterte administration’s popularity.
The Philippines’ Coming ‘Duterte Referendum’
US-Vietnam Relations: Confronting the War Legacy Challenge   
March 15, 2019
US-Vietnam Relations: Confronting the War Legacy Challenge   
Efforts at Agent Orange decontamination reinforce the work that continues to go into addressing old challenges even as both countries seek to maximize new opportunities.
US-Vietnam Relations: Confronting the War Legacy Challenge   
Jade and Gem Smuggling Costs Myanmar Billions
March 15, 2019
Jade and Gem Smuggling Costs Myanmar Billions
Myanmar is losing billions in tax revenue from jade and gemstones.
Jade and Gem Smuggling Costs Myanmar Billions
Can Malaysia’s New Government Deliver on Reform?
March 15, 2019
Can Malaysia’s New Government Deliver on Reform?
Less than a year since it took power, the Pakatan Harapan government is confronting questions about the pace of promised reforms.
Can Malaysia’s New Government Deliver on Reform?
Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Approach: Between Promises and Perils
March 15, 2019
Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Approach: Between Promises and Perils
A high-level dialogue next week will once again spotlight the opportunities and challenges inherent in Jakarta’s regional vision.
Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Approach: Between Promises and Perils
The Mirage of a Cambodia Palace Coup
March 14, 2019
The Mirage of a Cambodia Palace Coup
Suggestions by Sam Rainsy of a palace coup grossly overestimate factionalism in the CPP and underestimate Hun Sen’s power.
The Mirage of a Cambodia Palace Coup
Prayut in Full Campaign Mode for Thailand’s 2019 Elections
March 14, 2019
Prayut in Full Campaign Mode for Thailand’s 2019 Elections
The premier has intensified his effort to strengthen his brand in the run-up to much-anticipated polls.
Prayut in Full Campaign Mode for Thailand’s 2019 Elections
Is New Malaysia’s China-US Balance Changing Under Mahathir?
March 14, 2019
Is New Malaysia’s China-US Balance Changing Under Mahathir?
Though the new government is recalibrating its ties with Washington and Beijing, it is premature to conclude that major change is underway.
Is New Malaysia’s China-US Balance Changing Under Mahathir?
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
March 13, 2019
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
Vietnam’s missed opportunity to normalize relations with the US paved the way for China’s 1979 invasion.
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
Military Chief’s Introductory Visit Highlights Brunei-Indonesia Security Ties
March 13, 2019
Military Chief’s Introductory Visit Highlights Brunei-Indonesia Security Ties
The trip highlighted some of the ongoing activity within the bilateral defense relationship.
Military Chief’s Introductory Visit Highlights Brunei-Indonesia Security Ties
In Mindanao, BARMM Is Only the Beginning
March 12, 2019
In Mindanao, BARMM Is Only the Beginning
Establishing the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is only the start of the path to peace.
In Mindanao, BARMM Is Only the Beginning
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