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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.

Indonesia President Visits Natuna Amid China Tensions
January 09, 2020

Indonesia President Visits Natuna Amid China Tensions

By Associated Press
The visit comes amid a strong Indonesian reaction to incursions by Chinese vessels.

Vietnam Shipbuilding Capabilities in the Headlines With Patrol Vessel Deliveries to Nigeria
January 09, 2020

Vietnam Shipbuilding Capabilities in the Headlines With Patrol Vessel Deliveries to Nigeria

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The developments highlight Hanoi’s ongoing ambitions to increase the global reach of its shipbuilding capabilities.

What Will a New Philippines Military Chief Mean for the Country’s Security?
January 09, 2020

What Will a New Philippines Military Chief Mean for the Country’s Security?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at what the latest in a series of appointments may mean for the defense realm of the Southeast Asian state.  
Why Myanmar Should Matter to India
January 08, 2020

Why Myanmar Should Matter to India

By Archana Atmakuri and Mustafa Izzuddin
Myanmar is only country that sits at the intersection of India’s “Neighborhood First” policy and “Act East” policy.

Philippines’ ‘Smart City’ Threatens Tribal Displacement
January 08, 2020

Philippines’ ‘Smart City’ Threatens Tribal Displacement

By Bernice Beltran
The construction of New Clark City comes at a heavy cost to the indigenous Aeta tribe.
Deterrence and South China Sea Strategy: What Do the Latest China-Indonesia Natuna Tensions Tell Us?
January 08, 2020

Deterrence and South China Sea Strategy: What Do the Latest China-Indonesia Natuna Tensions Tell Us?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the broader implications of a recent episode for deterrence and the strategies of countries confronting China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea.  

US-Philippines Ties: The De Lima Dilemma
January 08, 2020

US-Philippines Ties: The De Lima Dilemma

By Michael Beltran
The Philippine government has threatened to introduce visa requirements for U.S. citizens after banning 3 U.S. senators, supporters of jailed Philippine Senator de Lima.

Can Timor-Leste Achieve a Balanced Development?
January 08, 2020

Can Timor-Leste Achieve a Balanced Development?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
The principal idea of development for Timor-Leste should be the wellbeing of the people rather than economic numerical indicators.

Indonesia’s Drug Crackdown in the Headlines with Australian Sentencing
January 08, 2020

Indonesia’s Drug Crackdown in the Headlines with Australian Sentencing

By Associated Press
Two Australian men were sentenced this week for possessing cocaine in Indonesia. The decision has spotlighted the ongoing crackdown on drugs under the Jokowi government.
Strained Myanmar-Bangladesh Security Ties in Focus With Border Conference
January 07, 2020

Strained Myanmar-Bangladesh Security Ties in Focus With Border Conference

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted ongoing efforts by both countries to continue to manage a contentious aspect of their relations.

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