Southeast Asia

US-ASEAN Ties and the China Factor

US President Joe Biden hosted a two day US-ASEAN Summit on May 12-13, 2022. This is the first time, that leaders of the 10...

How The Geopolitics Incurred in the Philippines’ Energy Security

The Philippines' energy landscape is susceptible to supply disruption. In 2020, 47% of the Philippines' total primary energy supply came from imported oil and...

Myanmar Deserves Our Support Too

In the past week, the world has rightly united behind Ukraine as it faces a horrifying invasion from Russia. In just the first few...

Free World Can’t Let Myanmar Join Cambodia under China’s Umbrella

The call for a popular uprising against the military junta in Myanmar made by the National Unity Government (NUG) recently formed by the democratic...

South Korea’s Recent Steps: Enhancing its International Stature

South Korea has taken two important steps recently which clearly indicate that the East Asian nation, lauded for its economic progress in recent decades,...

Legislating National Security in the Philippines

Today, the Philippines faces numerous security problems. The pandemic response continues to be a priority as the country faces new COVID-19 variants and struggles...

The Philippine Military’s Self-Interests in a Maritime Military-Industrial Complex

While the Philippines wants to be seen as a young liberal democracy on the path to discovering its own place on the international stage,...

The Philippines’ Maoist Guerillas Vow to Resist ‘Imperialist China’

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the associated New People’s Army (NPA) have been waging war against the Philippine government for over...

Myanmar, the Rohingya, and Anti-China Jihadism

China’s rise to great power status in conjunction with its policies and expanding influence in the Islamic world have elevated its profile within the...

Being Green Is Enough to Get You Jailed in Hun Sen’s Cambodia

The arrests and charges against three young, peaceful environmental activists in Cambodia shows that the repression of Prime Minister Hun Sen is not just...

Cambodia’s Missing Thai Activist Shows ASEAN Is Unfit for Purpose

More than a year has now passed since witnesses saw the Thai political dissident Wanchalearm Satsaksit being forcibly abducted in broad daylight on the streets...

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The political mayhem in Sri Lanka continues to unfold;...

The Complexities of the Iran-China-Russia Triangle

Most strategic commentators view Iran as an integral component...

Renewed Alliances: A Trans-Caspian “Middle Corridor” Brings Kazakhstan Closer to Turkey

Due to the global preoccupation with Russia's war against...

Rohingya Camps Near the Border — a New Source of Insecurity?

The bordering area at the strategically southern part of...

Mega Projects of Bangladesh: Major Stakeholders, Future Directions

Since its fifty years landmark of independence, Bangladesh is...