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In West Papua, the Birth of a ‘Lost Generation’

In West Papua, the Birth of a ‘Lost Generation’

By Klas Lundström
As the world closely watches Gaza and Ukraine, a source reaches out from another enclosed area of prolonged armed conflict: West Papua.
Myanmar’s Intensifying Conflict Taking Massive Rights Toll: UN

Myanmar’s Intensifying Conflict Taking Massive Rights Toll: UN

By Edith M. Lederer
According to the global body, 18.6 million people in Myanmar will need humanitarian assistance in 2024 – a nineteen-fold increase since the 2021 coup.

Former Malaysian PM Seeks to Serve Remaining Prison Term Under House Arrest

Former Malaysian PM Seeks to Serve Remaining Prison Term Under House Arrest

By Sebastian Strangio
Najib Razak claims that the authorities have concealed the existence of a royal order permitting him to serve his remaining sentence at home.

Why the US Should Cooperate More Closely With Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry

Why the US Should Cooperate More Closely With Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry

By Khang Vu
Small arms procurements for internal security agencies could be a step toward more substantial purchases of U.S. hardware for Vietnam's military.

Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ with China Under Scrutiny

Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ with China Under Scrutiny

By Mong Palatino
Did the former president broker an informal deal with the Chinese government over the South China Sea?
Myanmar Resistance Forces Launch Drone Attack on Capital

Myanmar Resistance Forces Launch Drone Attack on Capital

By Sebastian Strangio
The daring kamikaze drone attack did not cause much damage, but its political significance cannot be underestimated.

How Will the Prabowo Administration Approach Indonesian Energy Policy?

How Will the Prabowo Administration Approach Indonesian Energy Policy?

By Aldwin Yusgiantoro
The new administration will take office at a crucial point in the country's energy transition.
Thai Police to Investigate Deputy Chief Accused of Links to Online Gambling

Thai Police to Investigate Deputy Chief Accused of Links to Online Gambling

By Sebastian Strangio
Deputy Police Chief Surachate Hakparn has been accused of money laundering in connection with an illegal online gambling operation.

Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

By Sebastian Strangio
The opposition Move Forward Party seems almost certain to meet the same fate as its predecessor, Future Forward.

From Cribs to Cabinets: The Apparent Surge of ‘Nepo Babies’ in Thai Politics

From Cribs to Cabinets: The Apparent Surge of ‘Nepo Babies’ in Thai Politics

By Tita Sanglee
The country has long been governed by a galaxy of interconnected political clans.

Steadying the Waters: Navigating the Tensions at Second Thomas Shoal

Steadying the Waters: Navigating the Tensions at Second Thomas Shoal

By Sophie Wushuang Yi
The current stand-off over the Philippine-occupied shoal is a microcosm of the broader security dilemma in the South China Sea.
Is Southeast Asia Really Turning Toward China?

Is Southeast Asia Really Turning Toward China?

By Sebastian Strangio
The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute’s latest survey of elite opinion showed declining support for the U.S., but the picture is complicated.

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