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2020/10/20 | The Interpreter

Duelling Diplomacy Over Southeast Asia’s Most Important River

Despite climate change and the cost of hydropower dams, Mekong nations will find it difficult to turn away from China.

2020/10/19 | Voice of America

Fresh Wave of Chinese Diplomacy Bolsters Resistance to US in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited five countries in Southeast Asia last week to talk about trade and post-Covid-19 recovery.

2020/09/14 | Voice of America

The Price of Beijing's Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

With few options for obtaining doses, many of the countries China is targeting may mute their objections to Beijing’s policies on issues such as the contested South China Sea

2018/11/09 | Saigoneer

VIETNAM: Pham Anh's Viral Oil Paintings Portray Hanoi's Inimitable Serenity

Journey through Hanoi's meandering, tranquil alleys courtesy of Vietnamese artist Pham Anh.

2018/05/30 | Mongabay

Southeast Asia's Road Building Spree Splinters Ecosystems

Weaknesses in mapping roads in these areas leads to blank spots where illegal deforestation can occur.

2018/05/17 | AsiaGlobal Online

ANALYSIS: ASEAN's Place in the Quad-China Face-off

As each ASEAN country has its own position on China and the Quad, Southeast Asia risks being torn between great powers.

2018/03/19 | The Third Pole

What Can Fix the Disjointed Management of the Mekong River?

Decades of distrust between governments means that the world's 12th longest river has only the loosest management.

2018/02/22 | Pamela Mar

OPINION: Asia's Factory Workers Will Struggle to Adapt to an AI-Driven World

Artificial intelligence and advanced automation are going to come down hard on the working class, but governments can take a few steps to soften the blow.

2018/01/21 | Haironesah Domado

International Terrorists Become Traders in Southeast Asia

Transnational militants possess specialist knowledge of 'market conditions' across the Southeast Asian archipelago and the regional linkages they need to access them.

2017/11/12 | Julian CH Lee

A New Generation of Protest Culture Sweeps Southeast Asia

Young protestors in Malaysia differ from other activists in terms of the their collective identity, the moral value they place on that identity, and the breadth of issues they may champion.

2017/11/06 | Aim Singpeng

Divide and Conquer: Authoritarianism and Cyberspace in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, only the Philippines ranks as having free internet access, according to Freedom House. Across the region, cyberspace has evolved into an arena in which the state and its societal opponents battle for power and control, with the former exerting greater and more sophisticated control over the latter.

2017/11/05 | Michael J Green

Trump's Asia Tour Puts US Regional Strategy in Focus

To get China right, you have to get Asia right, Rich Armitage and Joe Nye declared in a 2007 CSIS report. As Trump embarks on his Asia tour, whether the U.S. president understands that the key to leverage in Beijing is a free and open Indo-Pacific framework is about to be put to the test.

2017/10/29 | Dan Slater

Dictatorship versus Democracy in Southeast Asia

For civil society to help save Southeast Asian democracy, its educational mission will need to loom as large as its organizational one.

2017/10/23 | Sally Tyler

End to 'War on Coal' Puts Asia's Renewable Future at Risk

New Trump administration moves to bolster coal-fired electricity production echo recent moves to embrace the polluting fossil fuel in Southeast Asia, and threaten both renewable energy goals and greenhouse gas emission targets of the Paris climate change accord.

2017/10/20 | Kwei-Bo Huang

Tsai's Southbound Policy Faces 'One China' Opposition

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's New Southbound Policy has raised awareness of the South Asian and Southeast Asian countries that it targets, but is struggling to strike meaningful deals in the face of mounting Chinese diplomatic and economic opposition.