Southeast Asia

The Indonesia Haze and ASEAN’s Regional Framework: The Way Ahead

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) find themselves in the throes of an environmental emergency caused by the Indonesian Haze and...

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Shows His Weakness With Post-election Repression

Many observers have been surprised by the new wave of political repression which has taken place in Cambodia since the communal elections of June 5.   Prime Minister...

The Singapore Housing Project: The Key to a Nation’s Success

Singapore, known as an economic powerhouse and one of the pioneering technological nations is also known for having 1 million public apartments which currently...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

Statelessness: Thailand’s Silent Crisis

Earlier in July, the news media extensively covered the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang in...

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Asia Pacific: Don’t Encourage Regional Financial Wooing

Australia and China are reportedly neck and neck in...

How Korean War Continues to Shape South Korean Politics

The Korean War (1950-53) which marked North Korea's unilateral...

Afghan Sikhs: Their Immediate Challenges and Emotional Dilemma

While at one point in the 1970s the population...

Iran: The Huseyniyyun Brigade and Iran’s Latest Campaign Against Azerbaijan

Iran’s media outlets, clerics, and students from the theological...

Higher Out of Pocket Expenditure: A Concern in India?

Health spending drives over a hundred million people into...