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Thai Army Chief Signs Intelligence Pact With Indonesia
January 15, 2020

Thai Army Chief Signs Intelligence Pact With Indonesia

By Associated Press
An intelligence-sharing agreement signed by the army chiefs of Thailand and Indonesia is unlikely to significantly help Thailand end a Muslim separatist insurgency in its deep south.
The Natuna Sea Incident: How Indonesia Is Managing Its Bilateral Relationship With China
January 15, 2020

The Natuna Sea Incident: How Indonesia Is Managing Its Bilateral Relationship With China

By Jefferson Ng
Indonesia’s pragmatic, even-handed approach to the recent Natuna Sea incident shows how China’s rise can be managed.

Japan and Myanmar’s Toxic Friendship
January 15, 2020

Japan and Myanmar’s Toxic Friendship

By Yuzuki Nagakoshi
Japan’s appeasement policy toward Myanmar, driven by geopolitics and disregard for human rights, is supporting the Rohingya genocide.

Confirmed: China Visitor to Thailand Infected with New Coronavirus Strain
January 14, 2020

Confirmed: China Visitor to Thailand Infected with New Coronavirus Strain

By Associated Press
Thai officials have reported that a traveler from Wuhan has been hospitalized in Thailand with the virus.

Zachary Abuza on Insurgency and Terrorism in the Philippines
January 14, 2020

Zachary Abuza on Insurgency and Terrorism in the Philippines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on the state of domestic security issues in the Philippines in 2020 and beyond.
Indonesia: Shore-Based Naval Gun Commissioning Puts Ongoing Weapons Development into Focus
January 14, 2020

Indonesia: Shore-Based Naval Gun Commissioning Puts Ongoing Weapons Development into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The event spotlighted one of the aspect of Indonesia’s development of its military capabilities.

What’s Next for Malaysia’s Capabilities After Its Helicopter Decommissioning?
January 14, 2020

What’s Next for Malaysia’s Capabilities After Its Helicopter Decommissioning?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Ongoing efforts to decommission aging equipment spotlight the broader issue with the country’s capabilities.
US Presidential Elections 2020: Outlook for Southeast Asia
January 14, 2020

US Presidential Elections 2020: Outlook for Southeast Asia

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Bridget Welsh.

Singapore’s First Terrorism Financing Charge Case in the Headlines
January 14, 2020

Singapore’s First Terrorism Financing Charge Case in the Headlines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An important case spotlighted the country’s ongoing challenge to counter terrorism.

Thailand: Thousands Run Against Dictatorship in Big Political Demonstration
January 14, 2020

Thailand: Thousands Run Against Dictatorship in Big Political Demonstration

By Associated Press
A protest in the Thai capital over the weekend constituted one of the biggest political demonstrations of its kind in years.

Asia’s Anxiety Amid Rising US-Iran Tensions in the Spotlight with Philippines Evacuation Kickoff
January 13, 2020

Asia’s Anxiety Amid Rising US-Iran Tensions in the Spotlight with Philippines Evacuation Kickoff

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country’s ongoing effort to evacuate its citizens has highlighted the challenges some Asian governments are facing in managing the fallout from recent tensions.
What Does Xi Jinping’s First Visit Mean for China-Myanmar Relations?
January 13, 2020

What Does Xi Jinping’s First Visit Mean for China-Myanmar Relations?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While Xi’s first trip to the country as president will be long on deliverables, they will belie more complex realities undergirding overall ties.

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