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Lava Gushes from Volcano Near Manila; Tens of Thousands Flee
January 13, 2020

Lava Gushes from Volcano Near Manila; Tens of Thousands Flee

By Associated Press
Frequent tremors and inflation of the Taal volcano indicate a major and much more dangerous eruption could still happen.
What Are Singapore’s Domestic Priorities for 2020?
January 10, 2020

What Are Singapore’s Domestic Priorities for 2020?

By Siow Yue Chia
A look at some of the key issues confronting the Southeast Asian state this year and beyond.

Deadly Clash Highlights Vietnam’s Land Dispute Challenge
January 10, 2020

Deadly Clash Highlights Vietnam’s Land Dispute Challenge

By Associated Press
The incident was just the latest flare up in a simmering dispute, and it spotlights a wider problem.

Jakarta Floods: Yet Another Reminder of Indonesia’s Capital Woes?
January 10, 2020

Jakarta Floods: Yet Another Reminder of Indonesia’s Capital Woes?

By Luke Hunt
The recent incident once again highlighted the woes facing the capital city amid plans to shift it.

US State Department Approves F-35B Sale to Singapore
January 10, 2020

US State Department Approves F-35B Sale to Singapore

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Singapore is slated to procure 12 new F-35B Joint Strike Fighters for its air force.
A Gloomy Outlook for Thailand in 2020
January 10, 2020

A Gloomy Outlook for Thailand in 2020

By Erin Cook
The outlook for the year looks quite dim for the country due to a string of external and internal developments.

Malaysia 1MDB Scandal: Recordings Deepen Najib Scrutiny
January 09, 2020

Malaysia 1MDB Scandal: Recordings Deepen Najib Scrutiny

By Associated Press
The audio recordings could mark a new blow to the former premier.
India and the Philippines: A New Chapter in Defense Ties?
January 09, 2020

India and the Philippines: A New Chapter in Defense Ties?

By Jeff M. Smith
While strategic interactions have traditionally been quite shallow, there are some indications of a more promising future for relations.

What Lies Ahead for Vietnam’s United Nations Security Council Stint?
January 09, 2020

What Lies Ahead for Vietnam’s United Nations Security Council Stint?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While this is a significant development for Hanoi’s foreign policy, it poses a mix of opportunities and challenges.

Malaysia-India Relations: What Does a Palm Oil Ban Mean Amid the Kashmir Dispute Fallout?
January 09, 2020

Malaysia-India Relations: What Does a Palm Oil Ban Mean Amid the Kashmir Dispute Fallout?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Reports of an effective ban are just the latest indicator of how an ongoing diplomatic row dating back to last year has complicated bilateral ties.

The Trouble With Indonesia’s Infrastructure Obsession
January 09, 2020

The Trouble With Indonesia’s Infrastructure Obsession

By Trissia Wijaya and Samuel Nursamsu
The state's narrative of economic development oversimplifies complex structural problems.
The Bigger Problem Behind Cambodia’s Building Collapses
January 09, 2020

The Bigger Problem Behind Cambodia’s Building Collapses

By David Hutt
The recent spate of incidents raises a broader concern about safety standards in the country.

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