Southeast Asia

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Thailand’s COVID-19 Education Crisis

Given its strategic location in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is a popular regional transportation hub that welcomes millions of people each year....

Thailand’s Generals, As Usual, Fail to Understand Democracy

When new Royal Thai Army chief General Narongpan Jittkaewtae took his post on Oct. 1, he and military commander-in-chief General Chalermpol Srisawat made a...

China’s Vaccine Diplomacy: Another Political Inducement to the Southeast Asian Region?

The pandemic of the Covid-19 has significantly triggered the dynamics in the interaction between countries. Most of the advancing economies still competing with each...
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A Storm Ahead for the ASEAN-China Code of Conduct Negotiations

In 2019, during the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit in Thailand, the regional bloc agreed to a three-year deadline China proposed on the finalization of the...
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UN’s Unfinished Work in Cambodia Leaves Regional Security in Danger

The 75th anniversary of the United Nations on Sep. 21 invites a renewed commitment to one of the organisation’s great unfinished projects, the post-war...
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Chinese Defense Minister’s Visit to the Philippines: Meeting Half-Way or a Power Play?

In the second week of September this year, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe visited Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines...
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Cambodia Must Move Beyond its “Double Standard” Narrative

Cambodia must jettison its narrative claiming that the European Union has practiced double standards when the bloc decided to withdraw its Everything But Arms...
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Another Coup d’Etat? Prayut Heard It Through the Grapevine

Angry student protesters marching in the streets of Bangkok and whispers of discontent among Thailand’s ruling elite, have rattled Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Thai Prime Minister...

What’s Next for Cambodia After the Dual Impact by COVID-19 and EBA Withdrawal?

Back in April, Cambodia could reasonably claim COVID-19 success as no new cases were confirmed for more than a month. The country's last COVID-19...