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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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The Ampatuan Massacre: A Decade-Long Fight For Justice
January 03, 2020

The Ampatuan Massacre: A Decade-Long Fight For Justice

By Joshua Mcdonald
In the Philippines, justice for victims of a massacre are overshadowed by rampant extrajudicial killings.
What Lies Ahead for Laos’ Economy Beyond Its Coming LDC Graduation?
January 03, 2020

What Lies Ahead for Laos’ Economy Beyond Its Coming LDC Graduation?

By Buavanh Vilavong and Sitthiroth Rasaphone
A closer look at Laos's economy amid its success in achieving eligibility for graduation.

30 Dead, Thousands Caught in Flooding in Indonesia’s Capital
January 02, 2020

30 Dead, Thousands Caught in Flooding in Indonesia’s Capital

By Associated Press
While waters have begun to recede, the death toll has climbed to 30 and thousands have been left displaced.

Malaysia-China Security Ties in the Spotlight with First Littoral Mission Ship Delivery
January 02, 2020

Malaysia-China Security Ties in the Spotlight with First Littoral Mission Ship Delivery

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The handover of the first capital defense asset acquired from China by Malaysia highlighted the ongoing status of a landmark security agreement between the two countries. The handover of the first capital defense asset acquired from China by Malaysia highlighted the ongoing status of a landmark security agreement between the two countries.

Assessing Southeast Asia in the 2010s: 5 Big Strategic Trends and How They May Shape the 2020s
January 01, 2020

Assessing Southeast Asia in the 2010s: 5 Big Strategic Trends and How They May Shape the 2020s

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at five major developments that shaped the subregion in the decade.
What’s in Indonesia First Indigenous Medium-Range Strike Capable Drone?
December 31, 2019

What’s in Indonesia First Indigenous Medium-Range Strike Capable Drone?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of the unveiling of the new capability.

Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government Undertakes 3 New Defense Plans
December 30, 2019

Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government Undertakes 3 New Defense Plans

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country is planning on following through on its defense white paper launch with a series of additional plans.
Indonesian Muslims Protest China’s Uyghur Abuses
December 28, 2019

Indonesian Muslims Protest China’s Uyghur Abuses

By Associated Press
More than a thousand protesters marched to the Chinese embassy in downtown Jakarta.

Christmas Typhoon Leaves 20 Dead in Philippines
December 27, 2019

Christmas Typhoon Leaves 20 Dead in Philippines

By Associated Press
Typhoon Phanfone lashed the central Philippines, displacing many residents and stranding others.

What’s in the New Vietnam-Cambodia Search and Rescue Exercise?
December 27, 2019

What’s in the New Vietnam-Cambodia Search and Rescue Exercise?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The new interaction highlighted some of the ongoing activity in the defense relationship amid wider challenges that ties continue to face.

Can Malaysia Solve Its Big Migrant Worker Challenge?
December 25, 2019

Can Malaysia Solve Its Big Migrant Worker Challenge?

By Luke Hunt
While the government has cited labor as being an area of priority for reform, it faces an uphill task.
What Does Malaysia’s New Islamic Summit Reveal About its Foreign Policy?
December 24, 2019

What Does Malaysia’s New Islamic Summit Reveal About its Foreign Policy?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted the Malaysian government’s approach to Muslim issues within its wider global outlook.

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