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State of Southeast Asia: 2019 – Scepticism & Hope

A survey titled, " State of Southeast Asia: 2019"  by the Asean Studies Centre (conducted between November 18th and December 5, 2018, and released on January...
Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha

Three Catalysts for Thai Civil Society

In December, Thailand’s military junta lifted the ban on political activities in the country-- including as gatherings of over five people--ending some of the...
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Four Critical Questions About Thailand’s Upcoming Election

In recent weeks, Thailand’s ruling military junta has taken a number of steps to host the country’s first election since 2014, with the Election...
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha

Who Will Monitor Thailand’s Upcoming Election?

As Thailand’s 2019 election approaches, some in the country have begun to call for foreign observation of the country’s polls, scheduled for February 24....
U.S. Army Cpt. Colin O’toole, team leader with the Defense POW/MIA Accountability Agency (DPAA) digs during an effort to locate missing service members from the Vietnam War in Ratanakiri, Cambodia.

POW Diplomacy Won’t Ease Tensions Between Cambodia and Washington

Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry has announced that it had offered to resume cooperation in an effort to search for remains of Americans killed during the...
Cambodian PM Hun Sen

EU Move to End Cambodia’s Free Trade Status Must Be Trigger for Democratic Change

European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced on October 5 that the EU had started a review of Cambodia’s duty-free access to European markets,...
Premier is Li Keqiang, Sinzo Abe and Moon Jae In

What Does ASEAN Think About China-Japan-ROK’s “3+1 Modality”?

Trilateral cooperation among China, Japan, and the ROK has been literally moving forward. At the Seventh Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Summit on May 9, the three countries...
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad andLi Keqiang

The Strategic Test of Mahathir’s China Policy

Since his historic re-election after more than a decade of retirement, the 93-year-old veteran Mahathir Mohammed started his new term with a new anti-corruption...
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

What Mahathir’s New Economic Policy Means for Malaysia-China Relations

In burying the hatchet, with his one time foe, Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad exhibited immense pragmatism. An arrangement has been worked out,...

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