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Indonesia Cites 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal Award at UN. Is That a Big Deal?
June 03, 2020

Indonesia Cites 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal Award at UN. Is That a Big Deal?

By Ankit Panda
Is Jakarta’s move an extension of existing policy or a change?

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Chinese Naval Base Again—But What’s Really Happening?
June 02, 2020

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Chinese Naval Base Again—But What’s Really Happening?

By Ankit Panda
The Cambodian prime minister has pushed back on the idea of exclusive basing rights for any country.
The Politics of Pandemic in Southeast Asia
June 02, 2020

The Politics of Pandemic in Southeast Asia

By Zachary Abuza and Bridget Welsh
No government is likely to fall as a result of its COVID-19 response, the impact on politics is still significant. 

China’s Clandestine Gamble in the Philippines
June 01, 2020

China’s Clandestine Gamble in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators or POGO employ and cater largely to Chinese.

COVID-19: Thailand’s Looming Second Wave
June 01, 2020

COVID-19: Thailand’s Looming Second Wave

By Tom Fawthrop
Can Thailand avoid following in Singapore’s footsteps by upgrading its treatment of migrant workers?

Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle
May 29, 2020

Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle

By Associated Press
Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members, were expelled from the Bersatu party on Thursday. 

Myanmar’s Meaningless Unilateral Ceasefires
May 29, 2020

Myanmar’s Meaningless Unilateral Ceasefires

By Joe Kumbun
The many unilateral ceasefires seem meaningless -- they have not stopped or even lessened the fighting so far.
Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War
May 29, 2020

Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
A new report details the suffering of children who lose fathers and relatives in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war.

How Indonesia Can Address the Growing Number of Female Extremists
May 28, 2020

How Indonesia Can Address the Growing Number of Female Extremists

By Amalina Abdul Nasir
Indonesia’s gender-based counterterrorism approach faces several challenges.

China Calls Charges of Pandemic Opportunism in South China Sea ‘Sheer Nonsense’
May 27, 2020

China Calls Charges of Pandemic Opportunism in South China Sea ‘Sheer Nonsense’

By Ankit Panda
Have China’s ways in the South China Sea changed at all?

Rights Group: Satellite Images Show Myanmar Village Burning
May 27, 2020

Rights Group: Satellite Images Show Myanmar Village Burning

By Associated Press
The image was taken on May 16 and suggests at least 200 buildings were burned.
Edd Wright on Climate Resilience on Timor-Leste
May 26, 2020

Edd Wright on Climate Resilience on Timor-Leste

By Ankit Panda
How is Timor-Leste improving its climate resilience?

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