Southeast Asia

Is Myanmar’s Military Junta Losing Its Political and Military Influence?

The military junta in Myanmar has been facing a number of unexpected challenges since it usurped state power. There are several signs that the...

The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in the South and Southeast Asian Region. In particular, its recent provocative military acts on the...

Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa, notified Malaysia to pay the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo $14.92...

Intensifying Pressure on Myanmar’s Military Can Restore Democracy

Just over a year ago, General Min Aung Hlaing, the head of the armed forces, ousted the NLD government led by Aung San Suu...

Will the Tatmadaw Be Able to Maintain the Status Quo?

A year has passed since the Myanmar military, Tatmadaw, seized power by orchestrating the infamous coup d'état in February 2021. The resistance against the...

A Year After the Coup, Myanmar Mired in Conflict and Catastrophe

Feb. 1, 2022 — marks a year since the military of Myanmar, popularly known as Tatmadaw, orchestrated a coup to seize power after rejecting...

Ray of Hope From Paris for Victims of Political Violence in Cambodia

Today we commemorate the 18th anniversary of the assassination in Phnom Penh of popular trade union leader Chea Vichea on Jan. 22, 2004. Those...

LINE Can Protect Users by Confirming Messages Sent by Cambodia’s Hun Sen

The Japan-based LINE messaging app has the chance to strengthen the protection of its users and prevent unjust government punishment. It can do so by providing crucial evidence in...

Java to Borneo: Developmental or a Strategic Move?

Borneo, the third largest island on earth, is a home to 18 million people and over 200 ethnic groups. The rainforests of Borneo are...

Cambodia Is Being Turned Into a Political Advert for Chinese Vaccines

Cambodia has achieved an impressive rate of vaccination against COVID-19. In mid-November, 79% of the population had been fully vaccinated with two doses, putting...

Cambodia Doomed to Repeat 2018 Electoral Farce Until Opposition CNRP Reinstated

Cambodia risks repeating the electoral farce of 2018 when the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won all the seats in a bogus exercise which...

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