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Duterte’s Drug War a Failure, Says Philippines Vice President
January 07, 2020

Duterte’s Drug War a Failure, Says Philippines Vice President

By Associated Press
Leni Robredo issued a scathing critique of the one of the president's most controversial policies.
Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Naval Patrols in the Headlines with Review Meeting
January 07, 2020

Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Naval Patrols in the Headlines with Review Meeting

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted one facet of the broader bilateral security relationship between the two sides.

What’s Behind Malaysia’s North Korea Embassy Reopening Announcement?
January 07, 2020

What’s Behind Malaysia’s North Korea Embassy Reopening Announcement?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the context behind the move as well as its potential significance.

Foreign Minister’s First ASEAN Voyage Spotlights Japan-Southeast Asia Relations in the Indo-Pacific
January 07, 2020

Foreign Minister’s First ASEAN Voyage Spotlights Japan-Southeast Asia Relations in the Indo-Pacific

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement will highlight Tokyo’s approach to the subregion within its broader foreign policy approach.

The Unequal Impact of Indonesia’s New Year Flood
January 06, 2020

The Unequal Impact of Indonesia’s New Year Flood

By Ian Morse
Climate disasters like Jakarta’s deadly flood will continue to exacerbate Indonesia’s urban inequalities.
Xi’s Upcoming Visit to Myanmar Could Reshape the Indian Ocean Region
January 04, 2020

Xi’s Upcoming Visit to Myanmar Could Reshape the Indian Ocean Region

By Amara Thiha
With Xi Jinping's visit, China is on the verge of realizing a 10-year plan: gaining a back door to the Indian Ocean.

Malaysia-Iran Relations: Rising Middle East Tensions Risk Complicating Pakatan Harapan’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act
January 04, 2020

Malaysia-Iran Relations: Rising Middle East Tensions Risk Complicating Pakatan Harapan’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The killing of Qassem Soleimani is yet another reminder of the risks of Malaysia playing a more active role in the Middle East.
Thailand Braces for Coming Water Shortages
January 04, 2020

Thailand Braces for Coming Water Shortages

By Associated Press
A top official has warned about serious shortages when the hot season begins in March 2020.

The Ampatuan Massacre: A Decade-Long Fight For Justice
January 03, 2020

The Ampatuan Massacre: A Decade-Long Fight For Justice

By Joshua Mcdonald
In the Philippines, justice for victims of a massacre are overshadowed by rampant extrajudicial killings.

What Lies Ahead for Laos’ Economy Beyond Its Coming LDC Graduation?
January 03, 2020

What Lies Ahead for Laos’ Economy Beyond Its Coming LDC Graduation?

By Buavanh Vilavong and Sitthiroth Rasaphone
A closer look at Laos's economy amid its success in achieving eligibility for graduation.

30 Dead, Thousands Caught in Flooding in Indonesia’s Capital
January 02, 2020

30 Dead, Thousands Caught in Flooding in Indonesia’s Capital

By Associated Press
While waters have begun to recede, the death toll has climbed to 30 and thousands have been left displaced.
Malaysia-China Security Ties in the Spotlight with First Littoral Mission Ship Delivery
January 02, 2020

Malaysia-China Security Ties in the Spotlight with First Littoral Mission Ship Delivery

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The handover of the first capital defense asset acquired from China by Malaysia highlighted the ongoing status of a landmark security agreement between the two countries. The handover of the first capital defense asset acquired from China by Malaysia highlighted the ongoing status of a landmark security agreement between the two countries.

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