Southeast Asia

The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in the South and Southeast Asian Region. In particular, its recent provocative military acts on the...

Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa, notified Malaysia to pay the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo $14.92...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. -- son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos -- commonly referred to as...

Cambodia Is the Weakest Link in Global Fight Against Coronavirus

Early in 1984, the Vietnamese authorities who had occupied Cambodia since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979 decided that a wall had...

What to Expect After Cambodia’s EBA Suspension

After more than a year of discussion, the European Union decided to suspend Cambodia’s trade privileges under the “Everything But Arms” (EBA) scheme. The...

The Odious Trial of Kem Sokha in Cambodia

Exactly three years ago on 11 February 2017, I resigned as leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the opposition party which just...

Sam Rainsy’s Attempted Return to Cambodia Shows Hun Sen Is Running out of Time

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy told everyone that he would be back in Cambodia for independence day celebrations on November 9. He never made...

Japan-Vietnam Ties: The Economic and Strategic Relevance for Asia

A survey by a Japanese consultancy, NNA Japan Co, a Kyodo News group company, reiterates the point about the South East Asian nation of...

Understanding Vietnam’s Transformational Economic Growth

Even in the midst of the uncertainty arising out of the US-China trade war, in recent times Vietnam has clearly emerged as one of...

India-Iran Ties and the Relevance of the Chabahar Project

Recently, the US granted India an exemption with regard to the Chabahar Port (located in the Sistan Baluchistan Province in Iran). India is developing...

Thailand’s Ruling Elite Get Their Man in Thanathorn

Thailand’s Constitutional Court, in a 7-2 decision has stripped Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the leader of the Future Forward Party (FFP) of his MP seat because...

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The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in...

The Land of The Rising Militarism

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in its budget request...

Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa,...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand...

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an...