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Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus
March 12, 2019
Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus
The summit meeting spotlighted efforts by the two leaders to develop their bilateral relationship.
Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus
Indonesian Suspect Freed 2 Years After Killing of Kim Jong Nam
March 12, 2019
Indonesian Suspect Freed 2 Years After Killing of Kim Jong Nam
Indonesia’s government had pushed hard for her release, arguing she was “manipulated by North Korean intelligence.”
Indonesian Suspect Freed 2 Years After Killing of Kim Jong Nam
Japan-Vietnam Defense Relations in Focus With Military Chief Visit
March 11, 2019
Japan-Vietnam Defense Relations in Focus With Military Chief Visit
The recent trip by a high-level Vietnamese defense delegation spotlighted ongoing activity in the bilateral relationship.
Japan-Vietnam Defense Relations in Focus With Military Chief Visit
Thailand’s Renewable Energy Transitions: A Pathway to Realize Thailand 4.0
March 09, 2019
Thailand’s Renewable Energy Transitions: A Pathway to Realize Thailand 4.0
Having a renewable energy transition is a critical step to realize Thailand 4.0.
Thailand’s Renewable Energy Transitions: A Pathway to Realize Thailand 4.0
Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste’s Development?
March 08, 2019
Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste’s Development?
With economic diversification critical for oil-dependent Timor-Leste, it’s time to take a close look at the effects of migration.
Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste’s Development?
Indonesia Sending Soldiers to Build Highway in Tense Papua
March 08, 2019
Indonesia Sending Soldiers to Build Highway in Tense Papua
The project has been targeted for attacks by separatists, scaring off civilian workers.
Indonesia Sending Soldiers to Build Highway in Tense Papua
Land Seizures, Protests, and Arrests in Myanmar
March 07, 2019
Land Seizures, Protests, and Arrests in Myanmar
Despite arrests, detention, and torture, land rights activists in Myanmar are refusing to be silenced.
Land Seizures, Protests, and Arrests in Myanmar
Why Mahathir Is Refusing to Remove Unpopular Leaders
March 06, 2019
Why Mahathir Is Refusing to Remove Unpopular Leaders
Malaysia’s prime minister wants to signal that his opinion – not the public’s – is the ultimate career determinant.
Why Mahathir Is Refusing to Remove Unpopular Leaders
Uncertainty and Pressure: Cambodia Under the Weight of Sanctions
March 05, 2019
Uncertainty and Pressure: Cambodia Under the Weight of Sanctions
Cambodia should be more wary of Western sanctions.
Uncertainty and Pressure: Cambodia Under the Weight of Sanctions
Indonesia and Australia Ink Free Trade Agreement
March 05, 2019
Indonesia and Australia Ink Free Trade Agreement
The signing ceremony Monday capped nine years of negotiations.
Indonesia and Australia Ink Free Trade Agreement
In Philippines, Pompeo Offers Major Alliance Assurance on South China Sea
March 04, 2019
In Philippines, Pompeo Offers Major Alliance Assurance on South China Sea
The U.S. assurance clarifies long standing Philippine concerns about the scope of the alliance.
In Philippines, Pompeo Offers Major Alliance Assurance on South China Sea
After the Hanoi Summit: Next Steps for the US, North Korea, and Vietnam
March 02, 2019
After the Hanoi Summit: Next Steps for the US, North Korea, and Vietnam
The summit was a disappointment for all three countries, but it shouldn't be the end of the story.
After the Hanoi Summit: Next Steps for the US, North Korea, and Vietnam
Latest Violence in Myanmar Confirms Worst Suspicions
February 28, 2019
Latest Violence in Myanmar Confirms Worst Suspicions
Continued conflict suggests a long road ahead for vulnerable populations in the country.
Latest Violence in Myanmar Confirms Worst Suspicions
The Changing Dynamics of Islamist Terrorism in Philippines
February 28, 2019
The Changing Dynamics of Islamist Terrorism in Philippines
The Jolo church bombing might signal a tactical shift from the groups affiliated to the Islamic State.
The Changing Dynamics of Islamist Terrorism in Philippines
Vietnam’s Foreign Policy in the US-North Korea Summit Spotlight
February 27, 2019
Vietnam’s Foreign Policy in the US-North Korea Summit Spotlight
While the focus will be on the U.S. and North Korea, the summit shows Vietnam’s growing role in regional and global affairs.
Vietnam’s Foreign Policy in the US-North Korea Summit Spotlight
New Defense Training Puts Singapore’s Cyber Challenge Into Focus
February 26, 2019
New Defense Training Puts Singapore’s Cyber Challenge Into Focus
Announcements last week spotlighted some of the ongoing activity by the Southeast Asian state in the cyber defense realm.
New Defense Training Puts Singapore’s Cyber Challenge Into Focus
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