A growing number of reports show that large-scale deforestation continues in Cambodia’s protected forests, often with tacit endorsement from government officials—despite promises of conservation.
Vietnam’s successful response to COVID-19 appears to be giving way to a rapid recovery, drawing international attention to the country’s leadership both domestically and on regional issues for Southeast Asia.
India decided to withdraw from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) last year. What impact will this decision have on its engagements with ASEAN nations now that the 15-party trade agreement has been approved?
Donald Trump’s presidency has damaged America’s stature in Southeast Asia greatly. What does Joe Biden need to do to reverse the impact of last four years?
The signing of the RCEP points to the potential power of Southeast Asia’s neutrality amid US-China tensions.
The 37th ASEAN Summit, which ended on November 15, saw member states adopt decisive and concrete measures to bolster internal and external cooperation and to overcome major challenges facing the regional bloc, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASEAN remains a key player in Southeast Asia’s diplomatic architecture. However, a growing debate on the expulsion of member states may divide the grouping deeply.
Though Singapore has seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases, the city-state’s government is now enforcing mandatory nationwide contact tracing through apps and Bluetooth tokens. However, their latest move faces resistance.
If the Philippine military wants to win its fight against Islamic extremism, it needs to work with the community rather than following a policy of going it alone.
Indonesia has given control of its new national agricultural plan over to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, who stands accused of ordering civilian repression, torture and other crimes. The military’s control of the food estates program has increased opposition to the plan as critics voice concerns about the militarization of agriculture.