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Rohingya Refugees Brace for Potential Coronavirus Outbreak
April 03, 2020

Rohingya Refugees Brace for Potential Coronavirus Outbreak

By Associated Press
Containing the disease in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh could be a daunting task.

The 2020 Delhi Riots: Implications for Southeast Asia
April 03, 2020

The 2020 Delhi Riots: Implications for Southeast Asia

By Jasminder Singh
The recent anti-Muslim riots in New Delhi have elicited a strong rebuke from Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia.
Why Isn’t Indonesia Seeking China’s Funding for Its New Capital?
April 03, 2020

Why Isn’t Indonesia Seeking China’s Funding for Its New Capital?

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dimas Permadi
Indonesia prefers to partner with other countries, not China, in building its new capital city. That's a wake-up call for Beijing.

The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown
April 03, 2020

The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown

By Nick Aspinwall
Curfew violators, poor and displaced residents, activists, and alleged “fake news” disseminators are facing arrest and persecution as they accuse authorities of failing to provide relief.

Indonesia Is Reconsidering Contract With South Korea for 3 Diesel-Electric Submarines
April 03, 2020

Indonesia Is Reconsidering Contract With South Korea for 3 Diesel-Electric Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indonesian government is considering cancelling a contract with South Korea for three Nagapasa-class diesel-electric attack subs.

Will the COVID-19 Crisis Spell the End of Cambodia’s Hun Sen?
April 02, 2020

Will the COVID-19 Crisis Spell the End of Cambodia’s Hun Sen?

By David Hutt
COVID-19 may not topple Cambodia’s Hun Sen, but its shockwaves could spark the beginning of the end of his rule.

Thailand Imposes New Coronavirus Curfew
April 02, 2020

Thailand Imposes New Coronavirus Curfew

By Associated Press
Thailand's prime minister announced a nationwide night curfew starting Friday to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Singapore’s COVID-19 General Elections
April 02, 2020

Singapore’s COVID-19 General Elections

By Bilveer Singh
How COVID-19 will influence Singapore’s soon to be held 2020 general elections?

Watch Asia’s Security Flashpoints Closely Amid the Coronavirus Challenge
April 02, 2020

Watch Asia’s Security Flashpoints Closely Amid the Coronavirus Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Managing Asia’s key flashpoints could prove challenging - in some senses even more so - as governments are managing the continued fallout from COVID-19.

Defense Ministers Interaction Highlights China-Singapore Security Ties
April 01, 2020

Defense Ministers Interaction Highlights China-Singapore Security Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The recent development spotlighted the defense aspect of the relationship between the two countries.

What Did the 2020 China-Cambodia Golden Dragon Military Exercise Actually Achieve?
April 01, 2020

What Did the 2020 China-Cambodia Golden Dragon Military Exercise Actually Achieve?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at how the recent drills, held amid the coronavirus crisis, actually played out.
Southeast Asia’s Teenage Extremists
April 01, 2020

Southeast Asia’s Teenage Extremists

By Amalina Abdul Nasir and Kenneth Yeo
The detention of a secondary school student in Singapore in February highlights an ongoing trend in youth radicalization among supporters of the Islamic State.

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