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Decapitation Video Points to Increasing Military Atrocities in Myanmar
July 06, 2022

Decapitation Video Points to Increasing Military Atrocities in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The grisly video may have been purposefully leaked in order to terrorize civilians and deter them from supporting anti-regime resistance forces.

Inflation in Laos Reaches 22-Year High as Economic Crisis Worsens
July 06, 2022

Inflation in Laos Reaches 22-Year High as Economic Crisis Worsens

By Sebastian Strangio
Ordinary people are struggling to keep pace with precipitous increases in the price of petrol, cooking oil, and other basic necessities.
What Do High Oil Prices Mean for Clean Energy in Southeast Asia?
July 06, 2022

What Do High Oil Prices Mean for Clean Energy in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
Net energy importers may be forced into a quicker transition, but the same is not true of nations with a large amount of oil and gas at their disposal.

‘Forward Singapore’ Offers a Timely Opportunity for Difficult Conversations
July 06, 2022

‘Forward Singapore’ Offers a Timely Opportunity for Difficult Conversations

By Malminderjit Singh
The government-led initiative should spearhead an effort to review and renegotiate the city-state’s social compact.

Campaigners Urge Clemency Ahead of Singapore Drug Executions
July 06, 2022

Campaigners Urge Clemency Ahead of Singapore Drug Executions

By Sebastian Strangio
Kalwant Singh and Norasharee bin Gous are scheduled to be executed tomorrow, part of a "new wave” of hangings in the city-state.

Russian Foreign Minister to Visit Vietnam Ahead of G-20
July 05, 2022

Russian Foreign Minister to Visit Vietnam Ahead of G-20

By Sebastian Strangio
Sergei Lavrov's visit to Hanoi is likely to court tensions with the Western nations most opposed to the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.

The Social Costs of Chinese Transnational Crime in Sihanoukville
July 05, 2022

The Social Costs of Chinese Transnational Crime in Sihanoukville

By Sokvy Rim
Unrestricted and unregulated development has allowed crime to flourish, and eroded the trust between Cambodians and Chinese expatriates.
Chinese FM Pledges ‘Closer’ Ties with Myanmar’s Military Government
July 05, 2022

Chinese FM Pledges ‘Closer’ Ties with Myanmar’s Military Government

By Sebastian Strangio
Wang Yi's visit to Myanmar for an LMC summit was the first stop on a five-nation tour of Southeast Asia.

Can India and ASEAN Lean on Each Other Amid ‘Systemic’ China-US Competition?
July 02, 2022

Can India and ASEAN Lean on Each Other Amid ‘Systemic’ China-US Competition?

By Shruti Pandalai
New Delhi, viewed by ASEAN as independent from both the U.S. and China, could help build this strategic trust.

Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace
July 01, 2022

Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace

By Sebastian Strangio
The aircraft strayed into Thai airspace on the same day as a Thai military delegation traveled to Naypyidaw for border talks.

What the G-7 Infrastructure Initiative Can Offer Southeast Asia
July 01, 2022

What the G-7 Infrastructure Initiative Can Offer Southeast Asia

By Fikry A. Rahman and Dr. Abdul Razak Ahmad
The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment will find a receptive audience in the region, but the full scope of the new initiative remains unclear.
Jokowi Says Russia Agrees to Permit Vital Exports From Ukraine
July 01, 2022

Jokowi Says Russia Agrees to Permit Vital Exports From Ukraine

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the Indonesian leader, Vladimir Putin has promised to open a sea route to allow exports of food and fertilizer from Ukraine.

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