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...

ASEAN’s Security Failings Prove Need for New SEAC Regional Group

The degeneration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) into a club for dictators has been made clear to the world by its...

International Food Aid Is Needed to Prevent a New Cambodian Tragedy

Cambodia needs urgent food aid as lockdown restrictions deprive people of their livelihoods and raise the spectre of mass starvation. Since mid-April, lockdowns have been...

The Curious Case of Myanmar and the Global Constitutionalism of Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

The coups have been particularly seen to be as an anomaly in the new world order which came into being after the Second World...

Dead Meat: How the African Swine Fever is Killing Consumers and Hog Raisers in the Philippines

As the total number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines nears the 1 million mark, escalating food prices are also burning holes in the...

Human Security and Pandemics: Lessons From the Philippines

March 27, 2021 seemed like another typical day. However, just days before, the Philippine health department reported a significant increase in COVID-19 infections, in...

Myanmar’s Military Regime Merits the Isolation of Apartheid South Africa

The daily slaughter of innocents in Myanmar is a tragic wake-up call to the international community that it must isolate regimes which murder their...

Geopolitical Interests Let Down the Besieged People of Myanmar

There is a saying in Myanmar that you "can touch the hair bun on top of my head, but don't you dare touch the...

No Irreversible Fait Accompli in Cambodia’s Political Crisis

Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen, who has been in power for 36 years, is now facing an unprecedented political crisis. This results from the...

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Can Pakistan Be Another Sri Lanka?

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...