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Cambodia’s Political Succession Could Get Messy
December 03, 2021

Cambodia’s Political Succession Could Get Messy

By David Hutt
Hun Sen made it official: he is positioning his eldest son as his successor. Is the CPP ready for a generational change?

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns
December 03, 2021

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns

By Sebastian Strangio
The $5.9 billion railway, an impressive feat of Chinese engineering, is set to tie Laos ever closer to its northern neighbor.
Why the Fight for the Philippines Vice Presidency Matters
December 03, 2021

Why the Fight for the Philippines Vice Presidency Matters

By Mong Palatino
Whoever wins the number two slot could end up playing a significant political role in the next administration.

How Indonesia and Singapore Can Deepen Their Renewable Energy Cooperation
December 03, 2021

How Indonesia and Singapore Can Deepen Their Renewable Energy Cooperation

By Dedi Dinarto and Gerardus Yosari
In many ways, the two nations are natural partners in the development of green energy sources.

Cambodian PM Backs His Son Hun Manet to Succeed Him
December 03, 2021

Cambodian PM Backs His Son Hun Manet to Succeed Him

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's announcement offered the strongest signal of support for his 44-year-old son.

What Chinese Dams in Laos Tell Us About the Belt and Road Initiative
December 03, 2021

What Chinese Dams in Laos Tell Us About the Belt and Road Initiative

By Phillip Guerreiro
Analyzing Chinese dams in Laos provides insight into the local origins and drivers of the BRI, particularly along China’s borderland regions.

China Demanded Halt to Indonesian Drilling Near Natuna Islands: Report
December 02, 2021

China Demanded Halt to Indonesian Drilling Near Natuna Islands: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Chinese diplomats claimed that the rig was drilling for oil and gas in "Chinese territory."
Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery
December 02, 2021

Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery

By Sebastian Strangio
After a challenging year, the region's governments have ample reason to take the emergence of the new strain seriously.

20 Years After 9/11, Al-Qaida Retains a Deadly Relevance in Malaysia
December 02, 2021

20 Years After 9/11, Al-Qaida Retains a Deadly Relevance in Malaysia

By Rueben Dass and Jasminder Singh
Despite the network's apparent dormancy, Malaysian authorities can't afford to underestimate its potential threat.

Despite Variants, Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy on Track
December 01, 2021

Despite Variants, Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy on Track

By David Rising and Annabelle Liang
Singapore was able to succeed in getting most of its population vaccinated by ensuring there were few barriers to getting the shot and increasing difficulties for the unvaccinated.

Is Mediation Even Possible in Myanmar?
December 01, 2021

Is Mediation Even Possible in Myanmar?

By Naw Theresa
Mediation currently appears more fantasy than possibility as the crisis inches toward its one-year mark with both the NUG and SAC digging in for a long slugging match.
Why South Korea Fell Behind Japan in Southeast Asia
December 01, 2021

Why South Korea Fell Behind Japan in Southeast Asia

By Adam Gadd
Ironically, South Korea and ASEAN's shared desire to avoid confronting China may be limiting Seoul's attractiveness as a strategic partner for the region.

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