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Thailand’s Protesters Want the World to Know #WhatsHappeningInThailand
October 22, 2020

Thailand’s Protesters Want the World to Know #WhatsHappeningInThailand

By Jake Black
Social media has played an important role in attracting international attention to the movement's struggle for reform.

Thai Protests Inspire Online Calls for Change Next Door in Laos
October 22, 2020

Thai Protests Inspire Online Calls for Change Next Door in Laos

By Sebastian Strangio
Thailand's social media-driven demonstrations have resonated on the far side of the Mekong River.
Border Trade Authorities Wary of Myanmar’s COVID-19 Second Wave
October 22, 2020

Border Trade Authorities Wary of Myanmar’s COVID-19 Second Wave

By Shah Suraj Bharat
Since a recent spike in infections, border authorities in China and Thailand have tightened restrictions on trade with Myanmar.

Japan PM Pushes Closer Southeast Asia Ties in China Counter
October 22, 2020

Japan PM Pushes Closer Southeast Asia Ties in China Counter

By Associated Press
Suga promised to help ASEAN states beef up their maritime capabilities in the face of China's increasing assertiveness in the region.

With Plane Load of Chinese Visitors, Thailand Kicks off Attempted Tourism Revival
October 22, 2020

With Plane Load of Chinese Visitors, Thailand Kicks off Attempted Tourism Revival

By Sebastian Strangio
But the stringent conditions of the Special Tourist Visa meant that the sector's recovery will be slow.

Cambodia, China and the Dara Sakor Problem
October 21, 2020

Cambodia, China and the Dara Sakor Problem

By Drake Long
China gaining access to an airfield in Cambodia, or anywhere else in mainland Southeast Asia, would redraw the strategic landscape of the region.

What Should ASEAN Do About the Rohingya Crisis?
October 21, 2020

What Should ASEAN Do About the Rohingya Crisis?

By Sebastian Strangio
A new report from a regional human rights group urges the ten-member bloc to take a more holistic approach to the situation in western Myanmar.
Why Is Rodrigo Duterte Still Popular in the Philippines?
October 21, 2020

Why Is Rodrigo Duterte Still Popular in the Philippines?

By Mong Palatino
Despite allegations of corruption and his ineptitude in handling the COVID-19 crisis, the Philippine leader's popularity continues to climb.

Amid Drought and Flooding, Cambodian Fish Catches, Exports Fall Precipitously
October 21, 2020

Amid Drought and Flooding, Cambodian Fish Catches, Exports Fall Precipitously

By Luke Hunt
Floods follow drought as dams, climate change and illegal fishing take their toll on Southeast Asia's mighty river.

Duterte: Hold Me Responsible for Killings in Drug Crackdown
October 20, 2020

Duterte: Hold Me Responsible for Killings in Drug Crackdown

By Associated Press
"If you get killed, it's because I'm enraged by drugs," Duterte said. 

Indonesia Rebuffs US Request to Host Spy Planes: Report
October 20, 2020

Indonesia Rebuffs US Request to Host Spy Planes: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The Trump administration’s aborted move highlights the wide gap separating American perceptions from Southeast Asian realities.
Development for Whom? The Omnibus Bill and Jokowi’s Economic Vision
October 20, 2020

Development for Whom? The Omnibus Bill and Jokowi’s Economic Vision

By James Guild
The controversial bill intends to drive a particular type of economic growth, one that prioritizes manufacturing and investment.

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