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...

The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in the South and Southeast Asian Region. In particular, its recent provocative military acts on the...

Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa, notified Malaysia to pay the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo $14.92...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. -- son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos -- commonly referred to as...

Malaysia’s China Dilemma

Decades of progress are expected to yield the desired outcome in charting Malaysia's own autonomous and independent orientation of survival and interests but as...

The Perils of Not Punishing a Pariah: Myanmar’s Challenge to the International System?

The recent string of violations of Bangladesh's airspace, and the increasingly hostile posture of Myanmar, bodes ill for the geopolitical stability of the region....

Facebook Can’t Fill Information Gap Left by Cambodia’s State-controlled Media

A defamation trial pitting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen against veteran opposition leader Sam Rainsy which opened in Paris at the start of September...

Is Beijing’s Grip on Malaysia and the Region Inevitable?

Will Malaysia's true essence of Independence, recently celebrated in its 65th anniversary, be lost in the wave of ignorance, entrenched by the grip of...

Potential Outcomes of the Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina’s Upcoming India Visit

Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, will travel to India from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8. The last time she traveled to India...

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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...

Myanmar’s Opium Boom Matters — Here’s Why

The UN just released a new report on the...

India-UK Free Trade: An Unfinished Business

UKs need for FTA and India’s Consistent bargain further...