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The Bail Challenge in Southeast Asia
July 26, 2019

The Bail Challenge in Southeast Asia

By David Hutt
Changes need to be made to bail systems to ensure that true justice is served for all.

Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
July 09, 2019

Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate

By Preeti Jha
A move to decriminalize personal drug use and possession could help to shift the regional discourse on drugs.
The Real Failure of Southeast Asia’s Drug Wars
June 18, 2019

The Real Failure of Southeast Asia’s Drug Wars

By David Hutt
Wars against drugs may be winning political campaigns, but they are losing socioeconomic battles.

Thailand’s ‘Green Rush’
February 13, 2019

Thailand’s ‘Green Rush’

By Skot Thayer
With the legalization of marijuana, Thailand hopes to carve out a stake in the global cannabis industry.

Duterte’s War on Drugs Can’t Escape International Law
December 14, 2018

Duterte’s War on Drugs Can’t Escape International Law

By Luke Hunt
The ICC says it will continue to study the complaints filed against Duterte in spite of his dismissal of the institution.

Another Violent Spike in Duterte’s Drug War
July 13, 2018

Another Violent Spike in Duterte’s Drug War

By Erin Cook
Recent weeks have seen another rise in violence that has placed greater scrutiny on the Philippine president and his methods.

Thailand's Legendary Marijuana
April 30, 2018

Thailand's Legendary Marijuana

By Peter Maguire
Recently, there have been signs that the Thai government is softening its stance on marijuana.
Duterte’s Drug War: The Local Government Dimension
April 14, 2018

Duterte’s Drug War: The Local Government Dimension

By Luke Lischin
Local government plays an important but infrequently discussed role in the campaign.

Does Duterte’s War on the International Criminal Court Really Matter?
April 05, 2018

Does Duterte’s War on the International Criminal Court Really Matter?

By Luke Hunt
A closer look at an issue that has surfaced over the past few weeks.

Will Duterte’s ‘Cha-Cha’ Train Lead to Dictatorship in the Philippines?
January 23, 2018

Will Duterte’s ‘Cha-Cha’ Train Lead to Dictatorship in the Philippines?

By Mong Palatino
Recent moves have raised some troubling questions about the country’s drift to authoritarianism under a strongman's rule.

Duterte’s Unfinished Wars in the Philippines
October 25, 2017

Duterte’s Unfinished Wars in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
The administration’s bold announcements belie the actual status of key conflicts and their broader significance.
Is the Philippines Violent Drug War Spreading to Indonesia?
October 06, 2017

Is the Philippines Violent Drug War Spreading to Indonesia?

By Nithin Coca
The war on drugs is popular, even as the bodies pile up.

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