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...

US Needs to Match Rhetoric With Action Over Imprisoned Cambodian Activist Theary Seng

Authoritarian governments and the dissidents they are tempted to lock up are carefully watching the reaction of the US to the case of imprisoned...

Vietnam’s A2-AD Web: Deterring China Through Assassin’s Mace

China, now equipped with its third aircraft carrier Fujian, can use it to coerce claimant states in the South China Sea (SCS) dispute. Vietnam,...

Indonesia’s Potential Role in Reducing Tensions Between Russia and the West

During his address at the Shangri La Summit held at Singapore, last month, Indonesian Defence Minister Lieutenant General Prabowo Subianto clearly underscored the fact...

The Indonesia Haze and ASEAN’s Regional Framework: The Way Ahead

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) find themselves in the throes of an environmental emergency caused by the Indonesian Haze and...

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Shows His Weakness With Post-election Repression

Many observers have been surprised by the new wave of political repression which has taken place in Cambodia since the communal elections of June 5.   Prime Minister...

The Singapore Housing Project: The Key to a Nation’s Success

Singapore, known as an economic powerhouse and one of the pioneering technological nations is also known for having 1 million public apartments which currently...

Russia’s War on Ukraine Highlights Global Need to Defend Democracy

Russia's war on Ukraine may prove to be the turning point when the free countries of the world realized that democratic freedoms have to...

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...

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How the US Underestimates the Securitization Strategy of Subaltern

In its bid to universalize human rights principles, and...

Economy First, Geopolitics Second: A Case for Future US-Bangladesh Engagement

The past year has witnessed vigorous engagement between Bangladesh...

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...