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Countering Violent Extremism After Mindanao’s ‘New Dawn’
February 15, 2020

Countering Violent Extremism After Mindanao’s ‘New Dawn’

By Michael Henry Yusingco
A coherent approach to violent extremism is need in the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on China-Indonesia Relations
February 15, 2020

Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on China-Indonesia Relations

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita
Indonesia’s travel ban could impact not only economic but political ties between the two countries.
Cruise Ship Coronavirus Ordeal Ends with Cambodia Welcome
February 14, 2020

Cruise Ship Coronavirus Ordeal Ends with Cambodia Welcome

By Associated Press
Stranded passengers disembarked and were welcomed to Cambodia by the nation's authoritarian leader who handed them flowers.

Why More Hun Sen Has Meant Less Progress for Cambodia
February 14, 2020

Why More Hun Sen Has Meant Less Progress for Cambodia

By David Hutt
While Cambodia is certainly better off than it was in the 1990s, progress has slowed as the premier’s rule has continued.

Why Monash Opening a Campus in Indonesia Is a Big Deal
February 14, 2020

Why Monash Opening a Campus in Indonesia Is a Big Deal

By James Guild
The announcement proves Jokowi is serious about opening up previously closed sectors to foreign competition.

Indonesia Won’t Take Back Suspected Islamic State Militants
February 14, 2020

Indonesia Won’t Take Back Suspected Islamic State Militants

By Associated Press
Indonesia's government has banned citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria from returning home citing national security concerns.

Myanmar’s Justice System Is Failing Survivors of Sexual Violence 
February 13, 2020

Myanmar’s Justice System Is Failing Survivors of Sexual Violence 

By Wai Wai Nu and Maggi Quadrini
Myanmar's judiciary is driven by stakeholders more interested in protecting perpetrators than victims. 
Coronavirus Hits Thailand Hard
February 13, 2020

Coronavirus Hits Thailand Hard

By Austin Bodetti
The precipitous drop in visitors from China could represent as big a danger to Thailand as the virus itself.

The Philippines Moves to End US Visiting Forces Agreement: What Happens Next?
February 13, 2020

The Philippines Moves to End US Visiting Forces Agreement: What Happens Next?

By Ankit Panda
The decision has kicked off a 180-day countdown that may be used for renegotiation.

EU Partially Withdraws Cambodia Trade Deal Amid Rights Concerns  
February 13, 2020

EU Partially Withdraws Cambodia Trade Deal Amid Rights Concerns  

By Andrew Nachemson
After months of speculation, the body has decided on a partial withdrawal of the Everything But Arms deal.

Will Vietnam’s War on Corruption Heat up in 2020?
February 12, 2020

Will Vietnam’s War on Corruption Heat up in 2020?

By Hai Hong Nguyen
During a busy year, the future evolution of Hanoi’s anti-corruption efforts hangs in the balance.
What Will the Next China-Cambodia Golden Dragon Military Exercise Look Like?
February 12, 2020

What Will the Next China-Cambodia Golden Dragon Military Exercise Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at potential continuity and change in what would be the fourth set of drills between the two countries.

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