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Chinese Navy Harasses Boat Carrying Filipino Journalists: Report
April 09, 2021

Chinese Navy Harasses Boat Carrying Filipino Journalists: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
This incident is perhaps the first in which a Chinese navy vessel has harassed a civilian boat inside another nation's Exclusive Economic Zone.

Philippine Man Dies After Being Forced to Exercise for Violating COVID-19 Curfew
April 09, 2021

Philippine Man Dies After Being Forced to Exercise for Violating COVID-19 Curfew

By Nick Aspinwall
The incident is the latest in a long list of alleged human rights abuses that have attended one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns.
Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’
April 09, 2021

Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the social media giant, the past year has seen more than 11 million Tweets featuring the #MilkTeaAlliance hashtag.

Chinese Casino Magnate’s Empire Set to Expand in Laos
April 08, 2021

Chinese Casino Magnate’s Empire Set to Expand in Laos

By Sebastian Strangio
The businessman Zhao Wei has established close relationships to Laos's communist elite.

Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia Face Fresh Delays
April 08, 2021

Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia Face Fresh Delays

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib Pashya
Indonesia's government should tread cautiously when green-lighting large-scale Chinese infrastructure projects.

Japan Could Deliver 8 Cutting-Edge Frigates to Indonesia
April 08, 2021

Japan Could Deliver 8 Cutting-Edge Frigates to Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
If it eventuates, the $3.6 billion deal would represent the largest-ever arms transfer between the two nations.

JAD and the 2021 Makassar Bombing: Disconnected Cells and Interconnected Families
April 07, 2021

JAD and the 2021 Makassar Bombing: Disconnected Cells and Interconnected Families

By Alif Satria
It is important to analyze JAD not only through an organizational lens, but also through social networks.
The Pitfalls of International Justice in Myanmar
April 07, 2021

The Pitfalls of International Justice in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Will threats of international criminal prosecutions against the junta's leaders make compromise more likely – or less?

Would Access to Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base Really Benefit China?
April 07, 2021

Would Access to Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base Really Benefit China?

By Chen Heang
Gaining access to a Cambodian naval facility would give China's navy little discernible strategic advantage.

Malaysia, Vietnam Set to Pen Agreement on Maritime Security
April 07, 2021

Malaysia, Vietnam Set to Pen Agreement on Maritime Security

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement marks a step forward in attempts to settle distracting bilateral disputes between Southeast Asian nations in the South China Sea.

The Death of Journalism in Myanmar
April 07, 2021

The Death of Journalism in Myanmar

By Robert Bociaga
A journalist reflects on his detention by security forces, one small part of a wider crackdown on the country's media.
US Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Back in South China Sea
April 06, 2021

US Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Back in South China Sea

By Abhijnan Rej
This is the second time this year the strike group has entered the contentious body of water.

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