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France’s Total Backs Sanctions on Myanmar Oil and Gas Revenues
January 21, 2022

France’s Total Backs Sanctions on Myanmar Oil and Gas Revenues

By Sebastian Strangio
The shift is a major breakthrough for activists seeking to strangle the military government's main source of revenue.

Can Bakamla Be at the Forefront of Indonesia’s Natuna Sea Strategy?
January 21, 2022

Can Bakamla Be at the Forefront of Indonesia’s Natuna Sea Strategy?

By Dedi Dinarto
Scarce resources and inter-agency disputes have hamstrung the development of the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency.
Omicron Threatens to Derail Cambodia’s ASEAN Agenda
January 21, 2022

Omicron Threatens to Derail Cambodia’s ASEAN Agenda

By Luke Hunt
Zoom conferencing won’t work if the Southeast Asian bloc is to tackle the big issues.

The Strategic Logic Behind India’s Sale of BrahMos Missiles to the Philippines
January 21, 2022

The Strategic Logic Behind India’s Sale of BrahMos Missiles to the Philippines

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The strategic aspects of the BrahMos sale and India’s assistance to Southeast Asian countries should not be minimized.

Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International
January 20, 2022

Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International

By Sebastian Strangio
A network led by the ultraroyalist booster Seksakol Atthawong claims the rights group supports the abolition of the Thai monarchy.

The Philippines in 2022: Elections, Omicron, and a Delayed Recovery
January 20, 2022

The Philippines in 2022: Elections, Omicron, and a Delayed Recovery

By Mong Palatino
The nation faces a tough year, but the upcoming presidential election heralds winds of change.

Indonesian Militant Gets 15 Years in Prison Over Bali Attacks
January 20, 2022

Indonesian Militant Gets 15 Years in Prison Over Bali Attacks

By Niniek Karmini
Prosecutors claim that Zulkarnaen, who eluded capture for 18 years, played a vital role in the October 2002 attacks.
Imprisoned Vietnamese Journalist Recognized With Human Rights Award
January 20, 2022

Imprisoned Vietnamese Journalist Recognized With Human Rights Award

By Sebastian Strangio
The Martin Ennals Award committee hailed Pham Doan Trang as an "inspirational" example for activists in Vietnam.

UN Envoy Calls on Thailand to Step Up on Myanmar Crisis
January 19, 2022

UN Envoy Calls on Thailand to Step Up on Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
Noeleen Heyzer said that Thailand "has an important role in preventing further deterioration of the crisis in Myanmar."

Revisiting Thailand’s Involvement in the Cambodian Conflict
January 19, 2022

Revisiting Thailand’s Involvement in the Cambodian Conflict

By Tita Sanglee
The Cambodian leader's recent trip to Myanmar recalled the negotiations aimed at resolving his own country's conflict in the late 1980s.

Cambodia Resumes Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha
January 19, 2022

Cambodia Resumes Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

By Sebastian Strangio
The resumption follows a nearly two-year break in proceedings, allegedly due to COVID-19.
Indonesia’s Railway Renaissance
January 19, 2022

Indonesia’s Railway Renaissance

By James Guild
The Indonesian rail operator KAI remains one of the country’s more well-run and capable state-owned companies.

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