Last week, the King of Thailand blocked Princess Ubolratana from running for Prime Minister. As pro-junta groups seek to capitalize on this misstep by a pro-reform party, they could derail the elections.
Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte made bringing peace to Mindanao a central issue on the campaign trail. Has he done enough to call himself a Moro people’s president?
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is on a riches-to-rags campaign to reinvent himself as a champion of the people. The problem is, people don’t believe in fairy tales.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party is making a new push to reform Myanmar’s constitution. The move may help reduce the military’s power, allowing the NLD to advance the peace process before the 2020 elections.
Recent arms deals with Russia offer Laos few gains. Instead, the republic risks becoming a battleground for Russia and China to compete for influence.
Political tensions in the South China Sea are creating an environmental disaster. Can claimants put aside their differences and tackle environmental threats before fishing stocks collapse?
New clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have displaced 5,000 people. The military has begun a “crackdown” on militants. International media outlets are getting it wrong.
The company operating the Subic Bay shipyard in the Philippines defaulted on debt repayments. Chinese companies are interested in taking it over, but there are other options.
The Vietnamese government is accusing Facebook of violating a new cybersecurity law by refusing to remove content and pages that allegedly promote dissent.
Indonesia’s two presidential candidates, Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto, faced off in the first presidential debate of the campaign. Who came out on top?