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Indonesian President No Longer a Member of PDI-P After Backing Rival Candidate, Party Says

Indonesian President No Longer a Member of PDI-P After Backing Rival Candidate, Party Says

By Sebastian Strangio
A senior official confirmed that Joko Widodo lost his membership after refusing to endorse its presidential candidate in February's election.

Myanmar Military Reoccupies Myawaddy Base as Karen Rebels Withdraw

Myanmar Military Reoccupies Myawaddy Base as Karen Rebels Withdraw

By Sebastian Strangio
The Karen National Union said that its forces were pulling back from the important border hub to avoid harm to the local population.
How the Indonesia Investment Authority Built Its Portfolio in 2023

How the Indonesia Investment Authority Built Its Portfolio in 2023

By James Guild
Three years after its establishment, the purpose of the state-run investment fund is starting to come into focus.

Asia-Pacific States Must Divorce Their Industry Friends for a Strong Global Plastics Treaty

Asia-Pacific States Must Divorce Their Industry Friends for a Strong Global Plastics Treaty

By Arpita Bhagat
With just two meetings left to finalize the treaty text, the significance of the current Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee meeting cannot be overstated.

With Landmark Corruption Trial, Vietnam’s Communist Party Flexes Its Muscles

With Landmark Corruption Trial, Vietnam’s Communist Party Flexes Its Muscles

By Mai Truong
The highly-publicized nature of the Van Thinh Phat trial is a possible sign of further political turbulence at the upper echelons of Vietnamese politics.

Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Assistant to National Assembly Chairman

Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Assistant to National Assembly Chairman

By Sebastian Strangio
Coming amid rumors of further political shake-ups, the arrest casts a shadow over the political future of Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

Indonesian Court Rejects Petitions Seeking Rerun of Presidential Election

Indonesian Court Rejects Petitions Seeking Rerun of Presidential Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The Constitutional Court's expected verdict has removed the final obstacle to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto taking office in October.
Is Southeast Asia’s Healthcare Workforce Ready for Climate Change?

Is Southeast Asia’s Healthcare Workforce Ready for Climate Change?

By Gabriela Fernando and Angie Bone
Across the region, it’s never been more critical to cultivate a resilient healthcare workforce capable of addressing climate-induced public health issues.

Thousands of Refugees Flee Fighting in Southeastern Myanmar

Thousands of Refugees Flee Fighting in Southeastern Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The military junta and ethnic Karen rebels continue to fight for control of the town of Myawaddy on the border with Thailand.

What’s in the Philippines’ Luzon Corridor?

What’s in the Philippines’ Luzon Corridor?

By Mong Palatino
The Philippines' largest island has become the focus of U.S. and Japanese attempts to counter China's growing power in the South China Sea.

Reconcept­ualizing Asia’s Security Challenges

Reconcept­ualizing Asia’s Security Challenges

By Jean Dong
Conventional wisdom suggests that economic development driven by a hegemonic power leads to economic prosperity and peace. That may no longer be true.
ASEAN Calls Again for End to Myanmar Violence As Conflicts Flare

ASEAN Calls Again for End to Myanmar Violence As Conflicts Flare

By Sebastian Strangio
Foreign ministers from the Southeast Asian bloc have spoken out following the fall of Myawaddy on the Thai border.

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