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Myanmar Crisis and Hun Sen’s Visit: ASEAN in Disarray?
January 19, 2022

Myanmar Crisis and Hun Sen’s Visit: ASEAN in Disarray?

By Delwar Hossain
Hun Sen was the first foreign leader to visit Myanmar since the military's overthrow of the country's democratically elected government.
Nusantara Gets the Nod as Indonesia Names Its New Capital City
January 18, 2022

Nusantara Gets the Nod as Indonesia Names Its New Capital City

By Luke Hunt
Construction of the new capital is to begin this year with an eye-watering budget of $35 billion.

Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines
January 18, 2022

Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines

By Sebastian Strangio
The government is aiming to fully vaccinate the country's adult population by the presidential election on May 9.

Evaluating Strategies to Address Online Radicalization in Singapore
January 18, 2022

Evaluating Strategies to Address Online Radicalization in Singapore

By Mohamed Bin Ali
The internet has developed into an easily accessible “open university” for hate speech and propaganda.

Philippines Election Body Dismisses Petition to Bar Marcos from Presidential Poll
January 18, 2022

Philippines Election Body Dismisses Petition to Bar Marcos from Presidential Poll

By Sebastian Strangio
Opponents of the Marcos clan have filed a number of petitions seeking to disqualify Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos from the May election.
‘No Progress’ on ASEAN Peace Plan for Myanmar: Singaporean PM
January 17, 2022

‘No Progress’ on ASEAN Peace Plan for Myanmar: Singaporean PM

By Sebastian Strangio
Four Southeast Asian nations have now expressed criticisms of Cambodia's unilateral crisis diplomacy on Myanmar.

Aung San Suu Kyi Hit With 5 New Corruption Charges
January 17, 2022

Aung San Suu Kyi Hit With 5 New Corruption Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The 76-year-old leader now faces a barrage of more than 15 criminal charges, designed to consign her to an early – and forced – retirement.
Pondering Anew RCEP’s Political Ramifications
January 15, 2022

Pondering Anew RCEP’s Political Ramifications

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
There are numerous shortcomings with the view that RCEP constitutes an incontrovertible geopolitical victory for China, much less a big win. 

Philippines Confirms Purchase of BrahMos Supersonic Missile System
January 14, 2022

Philippines Confirms Purchase of BrahMos Supersonic Missile System

By Sebastian Strangio
The long-expected acquisition marks the latest evolution of Southeast Asia's naval arms competition.

The Looming Environmental Catastrophe in the South China Sea
January 14, 2022

The Looming Environmental Catastrophe in the South China Sea

By Murray Hiebert
Heated maritime and territorial disputes conceal the severe damage being done beneath the waves.

Has the ASEAN Chair Become Too Powerful?
January 14, 2022

Has the ASEAN Chair Become Too Powerful?

By David Hutt
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit to Myanmar has highlighted deep flaws in the bloc's modus operandi.
Evergrande Still Looms Large Over Asian Markets’ 2022 Outlook
January 14, 2022

Evergrande Still Looms Large Over Asian Markets’ 2022 Outlook

By Dmytro Spilka
Analysts expect a slowdown in 2022, but some sectors will buck the overall trend.

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