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Australian PM, Diplomats Seek to Allay Southeast Asian AUKUS Fears
September 21, 2021

Australian PM, Diplomats Seek to Allay Southeast Asian AUKUS Fears

By Sebastian Strangio
Canberra has stated that the new partnership "is not a defense alliance or pact" and that it will continue to support nuclear non-proliferation.
Carbon Capture is the Key to Indonesia’s Net-Zero Emissions Future
September 21, 2021

Carbon Capture is the Key to Indonesia’s Net-Zero Emissions Future

By Haryanto and Filda C. Yusgiantoro
While obstacles remain, the technology could help transform Indonesia into a regional leader in renewable energy.

Why Vietnam Is Pushing Ahead With the Phu Quoc Tourism Sandbox
September 21, 2021

Why Vietnam Is Pushing Ahead With the Phu Quoc Tourism Sandbox

By James Guild
Some Asian nations' headlong push to restart tourism is a function of deeper structural imbalances in the global political economy.

Vietnam Signs Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Deal
September 21, 2021

Vietnam Signs Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Deal

By Sebastian Strangio
The deal will see Vietnam purchase 10 million doses of the communist state's homegrown Abdala vaccine.

Philippine Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao Enters the Presidential Ring
September 20, 2021

Philippine Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao Enters the Presidential Ring

By Sebastian Strangio
Pacquiao's candidacy threatens to spoil President Duterte's hopes for a smooth transition to an anointed successor.
RCEP Edges Closer to Ratification in an Indonesia Battered by COVID-19
September 20, 2021

RCEP Edges Closer to Ratification in an Indonesia Battered by COVID-19

By Kyle Springer
Despite some obstacles, the country is slated to become the third Southeast Asian nation to ratify the mega trade pact.

Myanmar’s Currency Falls to All-Time Low Amid Post-Coup Turmoil
September 20, 2021

Myanmar’s Currency Falls to All-Time Low Amid Post-Coup Turmoil

By Sebastian Strangio
Booming demand and limited supply of U.S. dollars have seen the kyat steadily lose value.
In Southeast Asia, Privatized Vaccination Schemes Gain Traction
September 20, 2021

In Southeast Asia, Privatized Vaccination Schemes Gain Traction

By Simon Tran Hudes and Estey Chen
Governments struggling with under-capacity have turned to the private sector for assistance in distributing vaccines.

US-Vietnam Relations: From Reconciliation to a Relationship of Substance
September 20, 2021

US-Vietnam Relations: From Reconciliation to a Relationship of Substance

By Le Hong Hiep
Reconciliation has happened through different measures and in different forms, ranging from efforts to heal wartime wounds to moves aimed at building mutual trust and respect.

Indonesia Is Failing to Provide a Green Track for Industry
September 17, 2021

Indonesia Is Failing to Provide a Green Track for Industry

By Diwangkara Bagus Nugraha
Industry is racing to get green, but Indonesia has paved the road with unsupportive regulation.

What Does the New AUKUS Alliance Mean for Southeast Asia?
September 17, 2021

What Does the New AUKUS Alliance Mean for Southeast Asia?

By Sebastian Strangio
The new partnership is likely to be greeted with ambivalence in a region that has little appetite for a new Cold War.
The Forgotten Vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V in Thailand and Southeast Asia
September 17, 2021

The Forgotten Vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V in Thailand and Southeast Asia

By Tita Sanglee
Despite all the hype and promises, Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has made few inroads in Southeast Asia.

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