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Thailand’s Navy Chief Says Country Could Cancel Chinese Sub Contract
November 23, 2022

Thailand’s Navy Chief Says Country Could Cancel Chinese Sub Contract

By Sebastian Strangio
The disagreement over the choice of propulsion system continues to dog the controversial and costly deal.
What Explains the Islamic Surge at Malaysia’s Election?
November 23, 2022

What Explains the Islamic Surge at Malaysia’s Election?

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's main Islamic party, PAS, successfully capitalized on the public's growing disenchantment with the Malay political establishment.

Spotlight on Malaysia’s King to Resolve Election Stalemate
November 22, 2022

Spotlight on Malaysia’s King to Resolve Election Stalemate

By Eileen Ng
Thrust into the role of kingmaker after the November 19 election, the Barisan Nasional coalition has refused to support either of the two leading political blocs.

Myanmar and Russia Agree to Establish Nuclear Technology Hub in Yangon
November 22, 2022

Myanmar and Russia Agree to Establish Nuclear Technology Hub in Yangon

By Sebastian Strangio
Civilian nuclear cooperation is the fruit of a growing convergence of interests between the two pariah states.

Atrocities Mount Amid the Return to War in Western Myanmar
November 22, 2022

Atrocities Mount Amid the Return to War in Western Myanmar

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
Once mostly immune from the country's post-coup turmoils, Rakhine State is beset by an increasingly devastating conflict.
Southeast Asia’s Month of Summits
November 22, 2022

Southeast Asia’s Month of Summits

By James Guild
The three major summits showcased the region's desire to remain aloof from growing strategic tensions between Russia, China, and the West.

Kamala Harris Says US Commitment to Philippines ‘Unwavering’
November 22, 2022

Kamala Harris Says US Commitment to Philippines ‘Unwavering’

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.S. vice president's visit to the Philippines has seemingly closed the book on the problems and tensions of the Rodrigo Duterte era.
Exploring the Growing Qatar-Indonesia Military Cooperation
November 22, 2022

Exploring the Growing Qatar-Indonesia Military Cooperation

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Closer defense ties have addressed divergent but overlapping interests between the two nations.

The G20, APEC, and ASEAN Summits: Taking Stock of November 2022 Diplomacy in Asia
November 22, 2022

The G20, APEC, and ASEAN Summits: Taking Stock of November 2022 Diplomacy in Asia

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What transpired at various summits in Asia this month?

Indonesian Quake Kills at Least 162 and Injures Hundreds
November 22, 2022

Indonesian Quake Kills at Least 162 and Injures Hundreds

By Firman Taufiq and Edna Tarigan
A magnitude 5.6 quake shook Cianjur in West Java province in the late afternoon.

US Vice President Arrives in Philippines to Affirm Security Ties
November 21, 2022

US Vice President Arrives in Philippines to Affirm Security Ties

By Sebastian Strangio
Kamala Harris is the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit the country, marking a revival of ties after the tensions of the Duterte years.
Philippines Assures UN that it Upholds Human Rights
November 21, 2022

Philippines Assures UN that it Upholds Human Rights

By Mong Palatino
Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla denied the claims that the country is plagued by a "culture of impunity."

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