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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...

Rationalizing ASEAN’s Charm Defensive Approach on North Korea Issue

The world witnessed a historic moment of peace and reconciliation between two Koreas on April 27, 2018. The Korean Peninsula turned upside down after...

Small Signs of Resistance to Chinese Dominance in Southeast Asia

When the American strategic ‘pivot’ to Asia collapsed, China took the mantle of hegemonic leadership in Southeast Asia. The question of how to respond...

The Death of Press Freedom in Cambodia Is Shocking, Yet Unsurprising

Media freedom in Cambodia is at an all-time low. Reporters Without Borders reported in April that press freedom in Cambodia had plummeted more than...

Deciphering Vietnam’s Evolving Military Doctrine in the South China Sea

As China continues to expand its military presence in disputed areas of the South China Sea, Vietnam has sought to balance Beijing’s activities through...

China-Myanmar Relations: Issues and opportunities

China has profoundly influenced the geostrategic environment in Asia and the Pacific. Myanmar retains a crucial position in emerging Chinese regional order. The direction...

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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...

Biden-Xi Meeting and Key Takeaways

The recent meeting between Biden and Xi on the...