Southeast Asia

Why Is Myanmar on the Blacklist of FATF?

An international watchdog has added Myanmar to its blacklist for terrorist funding, joining Iran and North Korea. This is another blow to the already...

Joe Biden Must Use Cambodia Visit to Demand Release of US Citizen Theary Seng

Theary Seng is a dual citizen of the United States and Cambodia, a qualified lawyer imprisoned and on hunger strike in a Cambodian jail...

World’s $20 Billion Investment in Cambodia’s Democracy Can Still Be Saved

Since the Paris Peace Agreements (PPAs) on Cambodia in October 1991, the world has poured billions of dollars into the attempt to create a...

Myanmar-Malaysia Ties: The Road Ahead

Myanmar’s State Counselor, Aung San Suu Kyi (the de facto leader of the ruling National League For Democracy government), while delivering a Keynote speech...

China’s crackdown in Hong Kong Highlights Dangers Facing Cambodia

The violent crackdown against pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong is a tragedy in its own right and a warning of the dangers that await...

US-China Trade War and Its Impact on Singapore

Singapore's growth estimates for 2019 have been brought down to 0-1%, by the country’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). This is significantly lower than the...

Can Kra Canal Construction Change Balance of Power in the Indian Ocean?

For 330 years visionaries have dreamt of this geopolitical fantasy that is now showing signs of shaping up. It is still a decade away...

Sino-Japanese Economic Battle for Influence in Cambodia

No one can deny the fact that China’s economic clout in Cambodia is unmatched. Figures pertaining to Chinese FDI in Cambodia and bilateral trade between...

Understanding Jokowi’s Return to Power in Indonesia

Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world spanning over 17,000 islands, held its Presidential elections on 17 April, which saw the revival...

Sanctions Might Not Bring the Political Change the West Wants in Cambodia

Cambodia’s economic growth remains under threat, as the European Union (EU) begins the process of removing the country from the Everything-But-Arms (EBA) scheme, and...

Indonesian Presidential Election: Jokowi 2.0

Indonesia, the biggest country of the Southeast Asian region, and world’s third largest democracy which houses the highest number of Muslims in the world,...

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CPEC and Third Party Participation: Are Beijing and Islamabad on the Same Page?

During his recent two-day official visit to Turkey Pakistan...

Why Is Myanmar on the Blacklist of FATF?

An international watchdog has added Myanmar to its blacklist...

Bangladesh Should Persist in Implementing the Teesta Project Amidst Geopolitical Concerns

Transboundary water disputes are nothing new in world politics....

China Shaken by Protests Over Its Zero Covid Policy

It was a tiny incident, not captured by TV...

Strengthening EU-Bangladesh Relations Through EU-Bangladesh First Political Dialogue

Since the earliest interactions between European institutions and the...