News of a US$18 billion merger between Indonesia’s largest tech startups—Gojek and Tokopedia—shows Southeast Asia’s tech industry is continuing on its path to make a global impact and transform the regional economy.
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter, Sara Duterte, continue to insist that she will not run in next year’s presidential election. However campaigns in support of her potential candidacy are growing and the president may have already chosen his daughter as his favorite candidate for the top post.
The impacts of climate change in Southeast Asia are pushing people to change their livelihoods. Reports of farmers in the Mekong Delta converting their land from rice to shrimp production show the complexity of these economic shifts.
Vietnam has been praised globally for containing coronavirus outbreaks but the latest wave of cases poses a threat to the country’s economic growth, particularly as it jeopardizes plans to reopen international tourism.
The Myanmar government has approved a $2.5 billion energy project which observers say is likely a Chinese investment under the Belt and Road Initiative. If…
As fighting intensifies between Myanmar’s military and ethnic rebel groups, civilians are being forced to flee their homes to Thailand and India. A humanitarian crisis with regional implications could erupt if the trend continues.
Despite its noble intentions, a community pantry relief initiative in the Philippines is not exempt from the harsh realities of domestic politics. Yet it continues to be a national symbol of compassion and solidarity, bringing out the best of Filipinos during the pandemic.
Forward-looking investments in Southeast Asia that focus on the power of technology can help reduce inequality and expand opportunity, but regional governments need to be willing to move beyond mere hype.
A new push to vaccinate residents of the Khlong Toei Bangkok neighborhood shows what might be possible if Thailand adopts a more equitable pandemic response.
Pakistan has made major gains in its fight against terrorism and the Philippines has indicated that it hopes to learn from Islamabad’s experiences and capabilities.