Southeast Asia

Stagnant Corruption Perception Index, Evidence of the Dilapidation of Corruption Eradication in Indonesia

President Jokowi's term of leadership is almost reaching the finish line. However, ironically, the fate of eradicating corruption in Indonesia is becoming increasingly worrying....

Phenomenon ‘Pork Barrel’ Politics in Indonesia

Recently, Indonesian people have been shocked by the film Dirty Vote, a masterpiece that provides the public with an understanding of the fraud that...

Indonesia’s Presidential election: Likely Impact on the Country’s External Relations

Indonesia’s presidential election will be held on Feb. 14, 2024 -- final campaign events by all three candidates were held on Feb. 10, 2024....

Cambodia: Government Invents Red Tape to Stop Opposition Registering for Election

The Cambodian government is making up new bureaucratic obstacles to try to prevent the risk of any real opposition party being able to contest...

China’s Global Strategic Initiative on Security and CICA Military-Political Dimension

One of the most noticeable and significant international phenomena at the beginning of this year was the surge in China's political and diplomatic activity. The...

The ICJ on the Myanmar Military’s Genocide Issue and True Justice

The International Court of Justice, the top court of the UN, rejected Myanmar's arguments against Gambia's claim that Myanmar committed genocide against the Rohingyas....

New Shared Geopolitical Vulnerabilities for Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore's President Halimah Yacob's official visit to Malaysia, on the back of the recently concluded visit by PM Anwar Ibrahim to the republic, all...

Will the Junta Come Out From Their Cocoon to Accept Rohingyas?

Myanmar recently arranged a visit for the ambassadors or consul generals of 11 countries, including Bangladesh, India, China and eight ASEAN countries to Rakhine....

Myanmar Military’s Best Option Is to Take Back Rohingyas Now

It has been nearly six years since the mass exodus of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State; hundreds of thousands of the Rohingya had to...

Myanmar Crisis and the Fate of ASEAN

Myanmar has seen the worst humanitarian crisis following the power grab by the country's Junta in 2021. The  international community must not turn a...

Recalibrating the Belt and Road’s Routes: Eurasia Out, Southeast Asia In?

It is difficult to say if and to what extent China was aware of Russia’s intention to invade Ukraine. However, the invasion has happened...

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A Real and Charming China in the Eyes of Taiwan Youths

As the yearning for more cross-Straits communications between the...

Why Macron Is Thinking About Western Intervention in Ukraine

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, initially took a...

Ensuring Israeli Security and Palestinian Liberation to Avert World War

The post-October 7 Israel-Hamas war highlights perhaps the sheerest...

To Secure a Peaceful and Prosperous Future, Women Must Be Included at All Levels

For the first time in our history, Northern Ireland...

US-China Rivalry and ASEAN’s Fine Balancing Act

In recent years, Association of South East Asian Nations...