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Adding Myanmar to the Trump Travel Ban Would Be a Mistake
January 25, 2020

Adding Myanmar to the Trump Travel Ban Would Be a Mistake

By Daniel O'Connor
Such a move would only serve to push Myanmar further away from the U.S. – and toward China.

How Is Singapore Preparing for Climate Change?
January 25, 2020

How Is Singapore Preparing for Climate Change?

By Adam Kiedrowski
Singapore can present itself as a model for concentrated efforts to thwart the effects of climate change in Asia.
Duterte Threatens to End US Pact Over Ally’s Visa Issue
January 24, 2020

Duterte Threatens to End US Pact Over Ally’s Visa Issue

By Associated Press
The Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord unless Washington restores a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations.

What’s Next for Malaysia’s Meandering Economy in 2020?
January 24, 2020

What’s Next for Malaysia’s Meandering Economy in 2020?

By Shankaran Nambiar
A look ahead after a year when the economy seemed to be in a state of suspension.

Indonesia in 2020: A Year of Change or Stagnation Under Jokowi?
January 24, 2020

Indonesia in 2020: A Year of Change or Stagnation Under Jokowi?

By Erin Cook
2020 could be a key year in assessing whether reform takes off or if the country continues to be mired in stagnation on key issues.

Navy Chief Introductory Visit Highlights Thailand-Singapore Defense Relations
January 24, 2020

Navy Chief Introductory Visit Highlights Thailand-Singapore Defense Relations

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction highlighted the security aspect of the relationship between the two Southeast Asian states and what lies ahead in 2020.

UN Court Orders Myanmar to Prevent Rohingya Genocide
January 24, 2020

UN Court Orders Myanmar to Prevent Rohingya Genocide

By Associated Press
The court delivered a sweeping legal victory for the persecuted Muslim minority.
What Does the UK’s New ASEAN Mission Say About Its Southeast Asia Engagement Post-Brexit?
January 24, 2020

What Does the UK’s New ASEAN Mission Say About Its Southeast Asia Engagement Post-Brexit?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Britain continues to shape its relationship with Southeast Asia amid ongoing domestic and regional developments.

Kem Sokha’s Trial: The Dynamics Beyond the Courtroom
January 23, 2020

Kem Sokha’s Trial: The Dynamics Beyond the Courtroom

By Andrew Nachemson
As developments in the trial continue, it is important to keep in mind that it will be largely shaped by events that occur outside the courtroom.

No New Thinking in Laos?
January 23, 2020

No New Thinking in Laos?

By David Hutt
In recent years, the regime has looked to be stuck in static thinking.

Rethinking Indonesia’s ‘War on Drugs’
January 23, 2020

Rethinking Indonesia’s ‘War on Drugs’

By Will Doran
Can the Global Commission on Drug Policy’s advocacy help change Jakarta’s harsh drug laws?
Countdown to Doomsday: The Asia Factor
January 23, 2020

Countdown to Doomsday: The Asia Factor

By Jon Letman
We’re now 100 seconds to midnight. How can the Asia-Pacific contribute to (or counter) doomsday?

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