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What’s in Vietnam’s New Coronavirus Assistance to Cambodia and Laos?
April 06, 2020

What’s in Vietnam’s New Coronavirus Assistance to Cambodia and Laos?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of a recent development with respect to COVID-19 in mainland Southeast Asia.
How Will the Historic Southern Thailand Insurgency Coronavirus Ceasefire Affect Peace and Conflict?
April 06, 2020

How Will the Historic Southern Thailand Insurgency Coronavirus Ceasefire Affect Peace and Conflict?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the development is a notable and encouraging one, how it will impact the insurgency’s future dynamics is less clear.

New Marine Corps Amphibious Vehicles Request Spotlights Indonesia’s Defense Capabilities
April 06, 2020

New Marine Corps Amphibious Vehicles Request Spotlights Indonesia’s Defense Capabilities

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

Malaysia Detains Boatload of Presumed Rohingya Refugees Amid COVID-19 Fears
April 06, 2020

Malaysia Detains Boatload of Presumed Rohingya Refugees Amid COVID-19 Fears

By Associated Press
Authorities said Sunday they arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees after their boat was found adrift near the northern resort island of Langkawi.

Indonesia and COVID-19: Living Dangerously Once Again
April 06, 2020

Indonesia and COVID-19: Living Dangerously Once Again

By Will Doran
For the third time, Indonesia faces a critical inflection point amid several converging crises.
How the Vietnam War Fused the Modern American Right
April 06, 2020

How the Vietnam War Fused the Modern American Right

By Robert Farley
The domestic political effects of the Vietnam War have been far-reaching.

Rohingya Refugees Brace for Potential Coronavirus Outbreak
April 03, 2020

Rohingya Refugees Brace for Potential Coronavirus Outbreak

By Associated Press
Containing the disease in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh could be a daunting task.
The 2020 Delhi Riots: Implications for Southeast Asia
April 03, 2020

The 2020 Delhi Riots: Implications for Southeast Asia

By Jasminder Singh
The recent anti-Muslim riots in New Delhi have elicited a strong rebuke from Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia.

Why Isn’t Indonesia Seeking China’s Funding for Its New Capital?
April 03, 2020

Why Isn’t Indonesia Seeking China’s Funding for Its New Capital?

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dimas Permadi
Indonesia prefers to partner with other countries, not China, in building its new capital city. That's a wake-up call for Beijing.

The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown
April 03, 2020

The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown

By Nick Aspinwall
Curfew violators, poor and displaced residents, activists, and alleged “fake news” disseminators are facing arrest and persecution as they accuse authorities of failing to provide relief.

Indonesia Is Reconsidering Contract With South Korea for 3 Diesel-Electric Submarines
April 03, 2020

Indonesia Is Reconsidering Contract With South Korea for 3 Diesel-Electric Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indonesian government is considering cancelling a contract with South Korea for three Nagapasa-class diesel-electric attack subs.
Singapore’s COVID-19 General Elections
April 02, 2020

Singapore’s COVID-19 General Elections

By Bilveer Singh
How COVID-19 will influence Singapore’s soon to be held 2020 general elections?

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