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Southeast Asia

Rohingya May Have Crossed Into Bangladesh Amid Latest Fighting: Report

Rohingya May Have Crossed Into Bangladesh Amid Latest Fighting: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims remain trapped in northern Rakhine State, as fighting continues between the military and the Arakan Army.

Malaysia’s Sea Nomads: Trapped Between Southeast Asia’s High and Low Politics

Malaysia’s Sea Nomads: Trapped Between Southeast Asia’s High and Low Politics

By Mustika Indah Khairina and Wengki Ariando
Sea nomads have faced decades of discrimination in postcolonial Southeast Asia. Malaysia’s recent mass evictions of the Bajau Laut are just the latest example.
Dealing With Myanmar’s IDPs: A Conversation With John Murray

Dealing With Myanmar’s IDPs: A Conversation With John Murray

By Luke Hunt
"Even in a forgotten war, everyone has a right to a home," says the veteran aid worker.

Vietnam Says It’s Ready to Hold Talks With Philippines on Overlapping Continental Shelf Claims

Vietnam Says It’s Ready to Hold Talks With Philippines on Overlapping Continental Shelf Claims

By Aniruddha Ghosal and Jim Gomez
The diplomatic approach contrasts with China’s increasingly assertive actions to fortify its claims in the South China Sea.

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Pressured to Join Myanmar’s Civil War

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Pressured to Join Myanmar’s Civil War

By Dayna Santana Pérez
Rohingya youth in refugee camps in Bangladesh face intimidation and forced recruitment by gangs, coercing them to join the very army that uprooted them.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Following Putin Visit, Senior US Official Touches Down in Vietnam

Following Putin Visit, Senior US Official Touches Down in Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Daniel Kritenbrink, the State Department's second-in-command of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, has arrived in Hanoi for a two-day visit.

Striking a Balance: The Philippines’ Path to Sustainable Critical Minerals Development

Striking a Balance: The Philippines’ Path to Sustainable Critical Minerals Development

By Rocco Cartusciello
Manila is under pressure to begin exploiting its rich mineral deposits, but it needs to carefully consider the likely social and environmental costs.
In Southeast Asia, the Authorities Are the Biggest Gun Dealers in Town

In Southeast Asia, the Authorities Are the Biggest Gun Dealers in Town

By Lindsey Kennedy and Nathan Paul Southern
The region is home to a thriving and massively profitable black market trade in small arms, many of them sourced from official military stockpiles.

Philippines Has ‘Secretly Reinforced’ South China Sea Outpost, Report Claims

Philippines Has ‘Secretly Reinforced’ South China Sea Outpost, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
The BRP Sierra Madre, a warship grounded on a shoal in the Spratly Islands, has become the focus of growing tensions with China.

Putin Signs Deals With Vietnam to Offset Moscow’s Growing Isolation

Putin Signs Deals With Vietnam to Offset Moscow’s Growing Isolation

By Aniruddha Ghosal
The Russian leader's two-day visit to Hanoi follows trips by U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Malaysian PM Says China a ‘True Friend’ and Not to be Feared as Chinese Premier Ends Visit

Malaysian PM Says China a ‘True Friend’ and Not to be Feared as Chinese Premier Ends Visit

By Associated Press
As China’s Li Qiang wrapped up his visit, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim dismissed concerns that Beijing sought to “abuse its privilege and extort” Malaysia.
Putin’s Trip to Vietnam: The Next Phase of Major Power Competition

Putin’s Trip to Vietnam: The Next Phase of Major Power Competition

By Khang Vu
The Russian leader is just the latest major power leader to come to Hanoi bearing gifts and promises.

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