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Indonesia Is Failing to Provide a Green Track for Industry
September 17, 2021

Indonesia Is Failing to Provide a Green Track for Industry

By Diwangkara Bagus Nugraha
Industry is racing to get green, but Indonesia has paved the road with unsupportive regulation.

What Does the New AUKUS Alliance Mean for Southeast Asia?
September 17, 2021

What Does the New AUKUS Alliance Mean for Southeast Asia?

By Sebastian Strangio
The new partnership is likely to be greeted with ambivalence in a region that has little appetite for a new Cold War.
The Forgotten Vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V in Thailand and Southeast Asia
September 17, 2021

The Forgotten Vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V in Thailand and Southeast Asia

By Tita Sanglee
Despite all the hype and promises, Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has made few inroads in Southeast Asia.

Myanmar’s All-Out War in the Making
September 17, 2021

Myanmar’s All-Out War in the Making

By Robert Bociaga
With both the NUG and the junta convinced of an inevitable victory, Myanmar is heading toward an even more violent period.

How Washington Sees Southeast Asia and ASEAN
September 16, 2021

How Washington Sees Southeast Asia and ASEAN

By Luke Hunt
A conversation about why the Quad matters

Despite Crime Concerns, Laos Authorizes Cryptocurrency Trial
September 16, 2021

Despite Crime Concerns, Laos Authorizes Cryptocurrency Trial

By Sebastian Strangio
But little good will come from authorizing the mining and trading of the volatile digital currencies.

Rethinking Social Protection Programs: Cambodian Migrant Workers Deserve Better
September 16, 2021

Rethinking Social Protection Programs: Cambodian Migrant Workers Deserve Better

By Try Sophea
COVID-19 has imposed a particularly heavy burden on Southeast Asia's thousands of undocumented migrant workers.
How ‘Konfrontasi’ Reshaped Southeast Asian Regional Politics
September 16, 2021

How ‘Konfrontasi’ Reshaped Southeast Asian Regional Politics

By Adam Leong Kok Wey
The tensions of the 1960s served as the catalyst for the creation of today's peaceful, prosperous, and cohesive Southeast Asia.

ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings
September 16, 2021

ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings

By Sebastian Strangio
Judges say that the “specific legal element of the crime against humanity of murder” has been met in the sanguinary crackdown.

Giant Buddha Statue Plan Rankles Residents of Laos’ Capital: Report
September 15, 2021

Giant Buddha Statue Plan Rankles Residents of Laos’ Capital: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
A Chinese firm's plans to build a 100-meter-high Buddha statue in low-lying Vientiane encapsulate China's outsized economic presence in Laos.

What Would a New US-Philippines Defense Agenda Look Like?
September 15, 2021

What Would a New US-Philippines Defense Agenda Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Both sides are outlining an agenda that attempts to modernize the alliance in the face of new challenges.
What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia
September 15, 2021

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia

By V. Arianti and Unaesah Rahmah
In line with the official stance of IS and its affiliates, Indonesian IS supporters view the Taliban as polytheistic and even apostate.

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