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Jokowi’s Maritime Dreams Thwarted by Land-based Challenges
October 17, 2019

Jokowi’s Maritime Dreams Thwarted by Land-based Challenges

By Natalie Sambhi
As Jokowi enters his second term, what security and defense challenges will top the list of priorities?

Vietnam Bans Animated Movie Over South China Sea Map
October 17, 2019

Vietnam Bans Animated Movie Over South China Sea Map

By Associated Press
The country has pulled the film “Abominable’ from theaters because the movie shows a map supporting China’s South China Sea claims.
Integrated Strike Exercise Puts US-Singapore Air Force Ties into Focus
October 16, 2019

Integrated Strike Exercise Puts US-Singapore Air Force Ties into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Both sides held the latest iteration of Exercise Forging Sabre.

Helicopter Restoration Effort Highlights Philippines Air Force Capabilities  
October 16, 2019

Helicopter Restoration Effort Highlights Philippines Air Force Capabilities  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country continues to move forward with ongoing efforts to boost its aging helicopter fleet.

How Close Is RCEP to Reality?
October 16, 2019

How Close Is RCEP to Reality?

By Luke Hunt
While progress continues to be touted, challenges remain to be addressed.

The Growing Importance of ADMM Plus for South Korea
October 15, 2019

The Growing Importance of ADMM Plus for South Korea

By Saeme Kim
Participation in ADMM Plus activities create a norm of addressing security threats collectively -- a critical move for South Korea.

Meredith Weiss on Politics in a New Malaysia
October 15, 2019

Meredith Weiss on Politics in a New Malaysia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on the state of Malaysia’s politics under the Pakatan Harapan government.
Search and Rescue Exercise Highlights Malaysia-Singapore Defense Relations
October 15, 2019

Search and Rescue Exercise Highlights Malaysia-Singapore Defense Relations

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent engagement spotlighted the security aspect of the broader bilateral relationship.

What’s Next for ASEAN’s Regional Security Hotline?
October 15, 2019

What’s Next for ASEAN’s Regional Security Hotline?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While challenges remain, Southeast Asian states are continuing to develop the ASEAN Direct Communications Infrastructure both among themselves and with partner countries.

KAMANDAG Exercise Puts US-Philippines Security Collaboration into Focus
October 15, 2019

KAMANDAG Exercise Puts US-Philippines Security Collaboration into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The launching of the drills once again highlighted the ongoing defense cooperation between the two treaty allies despite the challenges therein.

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia
October 12, 2019

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia

By Nabila Hassan
Countries in Southeast Asia are racing to implement digital IDs, but governments must proceed with caution.
The Young Activists Fighting Southeast Asia’s Climate Crisis
October 11, 2019

The Young Activists Fighting Southeast Asia’s Climate Crisis

By Preeti Jha
From Yangon to Manila, young people are demanding their governments take immediate action on global warming.

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