March 03, 2023
On Myanmar, the World Needs to Save ASEAN From Itself
By David Hutt
Having failed to push forward a resolution to Myanmar's conflict, the Southeast Asian bloc needs a face-saving way of admitting defeat.
March 02, 2023
Changing the Game for Wildlife by Striking Out Criminal Kingpins
By Natalie Phaholyothin and Jedsada Taweekan
As we approach World Wildlife Day on March 3, it is worth celebrating Thailand’s recent efforts to stamp out wildlife crime.
March 01, 2023
RFE/RL Is the Canary in the Coal Mine for Kyrgyzstan
By Jamie Fly
Recent actions by the Kyrgyz government are placing the country’s vibrant media – and, by extension, its democracy – at risk.
February 27, 2023
A Tale of Two Women
By Kiko Pangilinan
Theary Seng of Cambodia and Leila de Lima of the Philippines have both been imprisoned for standing up for truth and justice.
February 24, 2023
Why Asia – and the World – Must Stand With Ukraine
By Elbegdorj Tsakhia
“If Ukraine stops fighting, the free world will face continuous intimidation and further extermination,” writes former Mongolian President Elbegdorj.
February 21, 2023
Anti-China Rhetoric Is Off the Charts in Western Media
By Chandran Nair
The mass hysteria reflects the biases inherent in the world’s most powerful media outlets.
February 21, 2023
Turning Back the Clock in Indonesia
By Rizal Ramli
Since taking office in 2014, President Joko Widodo has made systematic efforts to weaken the country's democratic institutions and practices.
February 16, 2023
In War-Torn Karenni State, Civilians Bear the Brunt of the Junta’s Attacks
By Alar Corritti, Mie Mie, Matthias, and Ko Banya
Over 40 percent of the Karenni population has been forced to flee their homes since May 2021.
February 15, 2023
South Korea Should be Taking Notes on Ukraine
By Emily Schroen
A potential humanitarian crisis looms across the country's northern border. It needs to be prepared.
February 14, 2023
It’s Time for Myanmar’s Neighbors to Sideline the Military Junta
By Jordan Eriksson
For their own interests, if nothing else, India, Thailand, and China need to throw their support behind the country's resistance movement.
February 09, 2023
Neutrality and Non-alignment Are the Way Forward For ASEAN
By Kasit Piromya
The Southeast Asian regional bloc has ample experience in dealing with more powerful outside states – if only it can manage to draw on it.
February 08, 2023
Two Ways Indonesia is Helping China Persecute the Uyghurs
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama
Jakarta has been vocal in its defense of the Rohingya and the Palestinians. So why is it being so cautious about the situation in China's Xinjiang region?