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LGBT Community Targeted by Police in Indonesia
September 18, 2020

LGBT Community Targeted by Police in Indonesia

By Joshua Mcdonald
Homosexuality is legal in most of Indonesia, but attacks on the community have been on the rise in recent years. 

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Slowly Tightens Its Grip
September 18, 2020

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Slowly Tightens Its Grip

By Sebastian Strangio
After weathering the early stages of the pandemic, several Southeast Asian nations are in the midst of worrying spikes of COVID-19.
Economic Security: Vietnam’s Cardinal Policy Goal
September 18, 2020

Economic Security: Vietnam’s Cardinal Policy Goal

By Phuong Pham
As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, Vietnam needs to take concerted action to shore up the foundations of its economy.

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19
September 18, 2020

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrival of coronavirus cases from Myanmar highlights the difficulty of securing the long, winding border between the two countries.

Parsing Washington’s Latest Cambodia Sanctions
September 17, 2020

Parsing Washington’s Latest Cambodia Sanctions

By David Hutt
Treasury's listing of the Chinese-owned Union Development Group has reignited rumors that Beijing is eyeing a military presence on Cambodia's coast.

Singaporean Earns Temporary Reprieve in Capital Drug Case
September 17, 2020

Singaporean Earns Temporary Reprieve in Capital Drug Case

By Sebastian Strangio
But for those opposing the death penalty in Singapore, the decision marks just one tiny step toward abolition.

The Problem with the Myanmar Army’s Admissions of Guilt
September 17, 2020

The Problem with the Myanmar Army’s Admissions of Guilt

By Maggi Quadrini
Admissions of guilt for atrocities are usually the prelude to closed-door trials lacking any real degree of transparency or accountability.
Former US Bases in the Philippines Prompt Mixed Feelings
September 17, 2020

Former US Bases in the Philippines Prompt Mixed Feelings

By Sebastian Strangio
Nearly three decades on from the closure of the Subic Bay naval base, the Philippines’ relationship with the United States remains complicated.

Thailand’s Radical Grandmothers
September 17, 2020

Thailand’s Radical Grandmothers

By Valeria Mongelli
A group of women are using weaving skills to fund their fight against mining pollution in rural Thailand.

Divers in Southeast Asia May Have Found US Submarine Lost in WWII
September 16, 2020

Divers in Southeast Asia May Have Found US Submarine Lost in WWII

By Grant Peck
Divers believe they’d found the wreckage of the the USS Grenadier in the Strait of Malacca.

Should We Be Worried About Indonesia’s Stock Market?
September 16, 2020

Should We Be Worried About Indonesia’s Stock Market?

By James Guild
Its recent poor performance is a less pressing concern than Indonesia's capacity to regulate complex financial markets effectively.
UN Renews Push on Thai Activist’s Disappearance
September 16, 2020

UN Renews Push on Thai Activist’s Disappearance

By Sebastian Strangio
Correspondence reveals the Cambodian government's threadbare investigation into the apparent abduction.

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