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China-Backed SEZs Linked to Southeast Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade
June 15, 2021

China-Backed SEZs Linked to Southeast Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade

By Sebastian Strangio
The trade has been facilitated by a combination of loose state jurisdictions and proximity to China's economy.
Myanmar Puts Aung San Suu Kyi on Trial on Charges Critics Call Bogus
June 15, 2021

Myanmar Puts Aung San Suu Kyi on Trial on Charges Critics Call Bogus

By Grant Peck
Aung San Suu Kyi's prosecution poses yet another major setback for Myanmar.

Rare Earths in Myanmar: Unobtanium?
June 14, 2021

Rare Earths in Myanmar: Unobtanium?

By Sribala Subramanian
Despite its present political turmoil, Myanmar controls the supply of critical metals for clean energy products.

Konfrontasi in the Skies
June 12, 2021

Konfrontasi in the Skies

By Moez Hayat and Ryan Ashley
China’s recent overflight has raised dormant Malaysian fears about the nation’s sovereignty over its Bornean territories.

Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies
June 11, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies

By Sebastian Strangio
Asian government's seizures of methamphetamine rose 19 percent in 2020.
A Long Road Ahead for the Philippine Economy
June 11, 2021

A Long Road Ahead for the Philippine Economy

By Nick Aspinwall
The World Bank slashed its growth projection for this year, indicating an economic recovery may take longer than expected.

In Cambodia, the End of COVID-19 Will Heighten the Economic Contradictions
June 11, 2021

In Cambodia, the End of COVID-19 Will Heighten the Economic Contradictions

By David Hutt
Corruption and inequality are set to rise as the country emerges from the pandemic.
Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders
June 11, 2021

Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders

By Eileen Ng
The king is to continue meeting other political leaders over the next few days before hosting a gathering of state rulers next Wednesday.

Which Asian Nations Can Benefit From the ‘China Plus One’ Strategy?
June 11, 2021

Which Asian Nations Can Benefit From the ‘China Plus One’ Strategy?

By Sara Hsu
As supply chain diversification becomes the name of the game, some of China’s neighbors are looking to provide attractive alternatives.

Indonesia Targets 1 Million Daily COVID-19 Vaccinations
June 10, 2021

Indonesia Targets 1 Million Daily COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Sebastian Strangio
Southeast Asia's largest nation once again stands on the brink of a fresh wave of infections.

In 2022, Cambodia Faces Challenging Turn at ASEAN’s Helm
June 10, 2021

In 2022, Cambodia Faces Challenging Turn at ASEAN’s Helm

By Heimkhemra Suy
During its upcoming chairmanship, the country faces a host of daunting challenges. But the year will bring opportunities, too.
UN Expert Says Myanmar Attacks Risk Humanitarian Tragedy
June 10, 2021

UN Expert Says Myanmar Attacks Risk Humanitarian Tragedy

By Grant Peck
Kayah State, in the country's east, has been engulfed in serious fighting since May 21.

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