Southeast Asia

Preparing for a Disinformation Maelstrom: Lessons for the Philippines

The tensions in the West Philippine Sea and the Taiwan straits have produced valuable insights on how disinformation campaigns are waged. This deluge of...

Indonesia’s ASEAN Summit 2023: Some Key Takeaways

The ASEAN Summit week in early September was filled with various impressions. To start, businesses convened the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit (ABIS) and...

Vietnam Stock Market Performance Shows Success of Anti-corruption Reforms

Comparing the behaviour of stock markets in Southeast Asian countries in parallel with their macroeconomic performances is an illuminating exercise. Several countries in the Association...

Cambodia: Democratic World Must Deny Hun Sen Legitimacy after Election with No Opposition

Two weeks after my article "Cambodia: Government invents red tape to stop opposition registering for election" appeared in The Geopolitics, my worst predictions have come true. I...

Cambodia: Government Invents Red Tape to Stop Opposition Registering for Election

The Cambodian government is making up new bureaucratic obstacles to try to prevent the risk of any real opposition party being able to contest...

China’s Global Strategic Initiative on Security and CICA Military-Political Dimension

One of the most noticeable and significant international phenomena at the beginning of this year was the surge in China's political and diplomatic activity. The...

The ICJ on the Myanmar Military’s Genocide Issue and True Justice

The International Court of Justice, the top court of the UN, rejected Myanmar's arguments against Gambia's claim that Myanmar committed genocide against the Rohingyas....

New Shared Geopolitical Vulnerabilities for Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore's President Halimah Yacob's official visit to Malaysia, on the back of the recently concluded visit by PM Anwar Ibrahim to the republic, all...

Will the Junta Come Out From Their Cocoon to Accept Rohingyas?

Myanmar recently arranged a visit for the ambassadors or consul generals of 11 countries, including Bangladesh, India, China and eight ASEAN countries to Rakhine....

Myanmar Military’s Best Option Is to Take Back Rohingyas Now

It has been nearly six years since the mass exodus of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State; hundreds of thousands of the Rohingya had to...

Myanmar Crisis and the Fate of ASEAN

Myanmar has seen the worst humanitarian crisis following the power grab by the country's Junta in 2021. The  international community must not turn a...

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Loss and Damage Fund: A Step Towards Addressing Climate-Induced Human Rights Issues

As the 28th Conference of Parties or COP-28, takes...

From Oil to Renewables: Kazakhstan’s Transformative Environmental Journey

In the contemporary geopolitical landscape, Kazakhstan's emerging role as...

A Budding Partnership: The Growth of Japanese–Bangladeshi Politico-Strategic Ties

On Nov. 11, 2023, the 14.3-km long channel of...

A High Wind in Argentina

Argentina has come of age. For over a quarter-of-a-century...