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Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
May 11, 2018
Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
In postwar Japan, the coast guard has taken a leading role in defending maritime interests.
Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
Foreign Workers Under Fire Ahead of Indonesian Presidential Election
May 10, 2018
Foreign Workers Under Fire Ahead of Indonesian Presidential Election
Employing foreigners is a topic that divides the nation, making it the perfect campaign issue.
Foreign Workers Under Fire Ahead of Indonesian Presidential Election
Timor-Leste: A Nation Waiting for a Government
May 08, 2018
Timor-Leste: A Nation Waiting for a Government
The country has ground to a standstill after the collapse of its minority government. Will new polls bring stability?
Timor-Leste: A Nation Waiting for a Government
Malaysia's Fierce Campaigning in Action
May 08, 2018
Malaysia's Fierce Campaigning in Action
Glimpses of the campaign in Malaysia's most hotly contested election to date.
Malaysia's Fierce Campaigning in Action
Winning Hearts on China’s Belt and Road
May 04, 2018
Winning Hearts on China’s Belt and Road
Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative needs to win hearts, not just projects, in Southeast Asia.
Winning Hearts on China’s Belt and Road
Thailand's Legendary Marijuana
April 30, 2018
Thailand's Legendary Marijuana
Recently, there have been signs that the Thai government is softening its stance on marijuana.
Thailand's Legendary Marijuana
The South China Sea and ASEAN's 32nd Summit Meeting
April 26, 2018
The South China Sea and ASEAN's 32nd Summit Meeting
Will Cambodia once again undermine ASEAN’s position on the South China Sea?
The South China Sea and ASEAN's 32nd Summit Meeting
Indonesia's Traffic Woes
April 24, 2018
Indonesia's Traffic Woes
Congested roads and few traffic laws are proving to be a deadly combination.
Indonesia's Traffic Woes
Malaysia’s Election and Southeast Asia: Issues and Implications
April 23, 2018
Malaysia’s Election and Southeast Asia: Issues and Implications
As a leading member of ASEAN, Malaysia’s foreign policy in Southeast Asia will have implications for GE14 and vice versa. 
Malaysia’s Election and Southeast Asia: Issues and Implications
Sumatra's Magic Mountains
April 18, 2018
Sumatra's Magic Mountains
In Sumatra, animism lingers alongside Islam. That combination could be wildlife's best chance for survival.
Sumatra's Magic Mountains
Mrauk U: In the Shadow of the Rohingya Crisis
April 16, 2018
Mrauk U: In the Shadow of the Rohingya Crisis
Myanmar’s archaeological wonder is marred by the violence in Rakhine state.
Mrauk U: In the Shadow of the Rohingya Crisis
Patriot, Lucky Spirit, Villain: Pol Pot Remembered
April 13, 2018
Patriot, Lucky Spirit, Villain: Pol Pot Remembered
In his final stronghold, the Khmer Rouge leader is remembered differently.
Patriot, Lucky Spirit, Villain: Pol Pot Remembered
Was Buddha a Feminist?
April 11, 2018
Was Buddha a Feminist?
The first fully ordained Thai female monk in the Theravada tradition caused a controversy that continues 15 years later.
Was Buddha a Feminist?
Corruption in Thailand: Running in Place
April 05, 2018
Corruption in Thailand: Running in Place
The military junta, despite promises, has made little progress in weeding out corruption.
Corruption in Thailand: Running in Place
Ahead Of Elections, Malaysians Protest Controversial Laws
April 02, 2018
Ahead Of Elections, Malaysians Protest Controversial Laws
The opposition accuses the ruling party of “stealing” upcoming elections.
Ahead Of Elections, Malaysians Protest Controversial Laws
The Mountains: Timor Leste's Blessing and Curse
March 29, 2018
The Mountains: Timor Leste's Blessing and Curse
Difficult geography helped Timorese survive colonization and invasion. But now, it's a roadblock to growth.
The Mountains: Timor Leste's Blessing and Curse
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