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It’s Time to Re-evaluate the Myanmar Military’s Intelligence Capabilities
February 08, 2023

It’s Time to Re-evaluate the Myanmar Military’s Intelligence Capabilities

By Amara Thiha
Recently leaked documents suggest that intelligence operatives have successfully managed to infiltrate the anti-junta resistance.

Inflation in Laos Continues to Rise, Reaches 23-Year High
February 08, 2023

Inflation in Laos Continues to Rise, Reaches 23-Year High

By Sebastian Strangio
While inflation is projected to fall in 2023, there is no quick fix to the country's economic troubles.
Where Are Southeast Asia’s Tech Companies Headed?
February 08, 2023

Where Are Southeast Asia’s Tech Companies Headed?

By James Guild
There is a wide gap between the performance of leading tech firms and the wider economies of the region.

Papuan Rebels Take New Zealand Pilot Hostage in Remote Area
February 08, 2023

Papuan Rebels Take New Zealand Pilot Hostage in Remote Area

By Sebastian Strangio
The West Papua National Liberation Army says it holds Western countries, including New Zealand, responsible for supporting the Indonesian military.

Court Says South Korea Responsible for Vietnam War Massacre
February 08, 2023

Court Says South Korea Responsible for Vietnam War Massacre

By Kim Tong-hyung
The ruling marks the first time a South Korean court has found the government responsible for mass killings of Vietnamese civilians during the war.

Thailand Tightens Laws on Meth Possession Amid Regional Drug Boom
February 07, 2023

Thailand Tightens Laws on Meth Possession Amid Regional Drug Boom

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent years, Myanmar-based drug syndicates have driven a regional boom in the production of amphetamine-style stimulants.

Indonesia Confronts the Past, While Sidestepping the Present
February 07, 2023

Indonesia Confronts the Past, While Sidestepping the Present

By Rory James
What motivated President Joko Widodo's recent acknowledgement of gross past human rights abuses?
Philippine Coast Guard to Bolster Its South China Sea Presence
February 07, 2023

Philippine Coast Guard to Bolster Its South China Sea Presence

By Sebastian Strangio
The head of the PCG announced that it would increase sea patrols and overflights to defend the country's maritime claims.

Focus on Human Trafficking Shifts From Cambodia to Myanmar
February 07, 2023

Focus on Human Trafficking Shifts From Cambodia to Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
Interpol proves its worth in cross-border rescue operation in the country's east.

What’s a Decent Outcome For Cambodia’s Opposition At the Upcoming Election?
February 07, 2023

What’s a Decent Outcome For Cambodia’s Opposition At the Upcoming Election?

By David Hutt
For a party living under the constant fear of crackdown or dissolution, it might be wise to downplay its chances at the July poll.

Flexible Enmeshment: The Philippines’ New Approach to China-US Competition 
February 06, 2023

Flexible Enmeshment: The Philippines’ New Approach to China-US Competition 

By Justin Baquisal
Marcos could be characterized as a middle ground between his predecessors – not as pro-U.S. than Aquino, but less pro-China than Duterte.
Singapore Strives to Protect Consumer Data
February 04, 2023

Singapore Strives to Protect Consumer Data

By Xue Zhang
Like many governments, Singapore has enacted data privacy laws. But can consumers solely rely on the government or businesses for protection?

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