Southeast Asia

Myanmar’s Opium Boom Matters — Here’s Why

The UN just released a new report on the state of the opium trade in Myanmar, and it bears some grim news which, as...

Building a Credible Cyber Defense Posture: Opportunities in the Philippines

The weaponization of cyberspace has unleashed new ways to disrupt a country's digital infrastructure and erode its decision-making capabilities. During wartime, the internet becomes...

Shattered Dreams of Myanmar’s Upcoming National Election

It’s been almost two years since the people of Myanmar are being suppressed by military rule again. Humanitarian and security situations in Myanmar continue...

Thailand’s Military Junta Comes Gunning for Rising Political Star

While the results of Thailand’s March 24 elections are somewhat undetermined, the advent of a new progressive pro-democracy voice has ruffled the feathers of...

China Leans Towards Reforming WTO’s National Security Exception

On Monday, May 13, China submitted its “Proposal on WTO Reform”, a synopsis of the Chinese government’s latest thoughts on how the World Trade...

Cambodia Entrapped by China’s New Silk Road Dominance

China's ambitions for world domination under the presidency of Xi Jinping are well known. In 2013 Xi Jinping, who aims at permanent power, unveiled his...

Amidst Uncertainty, Two Key Takeaways from the Thai Elections

On March 24, Thais went to the polls for the first time in eight years. Most Thais approached the election with a mix of...

Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Under the leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the only opposition party in parliament, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arbitrarily dissolved...

The EU Must Factor Cambodia’s Salami Slicing of the Opposition

A delegation from the European Union will visit Cambodia next week as part of the process of withdrawing duty-free access to EU markets under...

Signs of Acceleration: Unleashing Vietnam’s Economic Potential

Vietnam has been in the news in recent weeks because the Summit between the U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un...

New Dynamics of South Korea-Myanmar Economic Relations

Myanmar has witnessed a drop in Foreign Direct Investment. In 2017-2018, it received 5.7 billion USD, down from over 6.6 billion in the previous...

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How the US Underestimates the Securitization Strategy of Subaltern

In its bid to universalize human rights principles, and...

Economy First, Geopolitics Second: A Case for Future US-Bangladesh Engagement

The past year has witnessed vigorous engagement between Bangladesh...

Settler Culture and Politics of Mass Shootings in the US

On Jan. 21, 2023, all hell broke loose in...

The Emerging Narco Bloc of West Asia

The manufacture and supply of the flagship drug Captagon...

Climate Action: The US Is Doing Its Part, Others Should Step up Too

The view that the US has been hypocritical in...