Southeast Asia

Cambodian garment workers

Cambodia’s Commercial Deal With China No Substitute for Loss of Trade Privileges From EU...

The arrest of Cambodian Confederation of Unions president Rong Chhun betrays the narrowing options facing Prime Minister Hun Sen as the partial withdrawal of the country’s...
22nd ASEAN-Japan Summit

The South China Sea Needs ASEAN More Than Ever

It is imperative for ASEAN to work towards a common response, else it risks continuing to remain a mere pawn in the broader US-China contest.
Covid-19 test in Vietnam

Will New Coronavirus Cases Derail Vietnam’s Economy?

Vietnam has reported a dozen new cases after reporting no community transmission for more than 100 days and these new cases were mainly from...
People stand watch as a building burns next to a sugar plantation in Oddar Meanchey.

Cambodia Land Grab Victims Fight Back in Region’s First Cross-Border Class Action

Southeast Asia’s first cross-border human rights class action is a step forward for corporate accountability in the region and a warning to foreign companies...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Closer Philippines-India Ties Can Benefit the US

When Rodrigo Duterte came to power as President of the Philippines in 2016, China saw an opportunity to pull the traditional U.S. ally away...
36th ASEAN Summit

How “Strategic Diplomacy” May Help Southeast Asian Countries in the Midst of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has brought about many changes to the world, some are most apparent in those strategically important regions like Southeast Asia. As...

ASEAN and the US Need to Converge Against the Rising Chinese Storm

On June 26, 2020, the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) issued a joint statement in the 36th ASEAN summit under the chairmanship...

Global Banks Share Responsibility for Cambodia’s Microfinance Disaster

Cambodia’s microfinance loans are a slow-motion car crash with millions of victims, for which the world’s banks share responsibility. The Cambodian League for the Promotion...
Chairman’s Statement of the 36th ASEAN Summit

ASEAN Summit: Takeaways for New Delhi

The ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Summit 2020 was held online on June 26, 2020. Vietnam is the ASEAN Chair for this...

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