With the Philippines refusing to accept the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction, it is unlikely that the court will be able to hold Duterte’s government to account.
A controversial industrial zone in southern Thailand has been delayed after protestors from Songkhla province occupied an encampment outside of the prime minister’s office for days on end, calling for the project to be canceled.
The recent release of a statement clarifying Malaysia’s stance of non-extradition for Uyghur Muslims may push its carefully managed-relationship with China into uncharted territory.
Kazakhstan is emerging from its Soviet past by making progress in several areas including technological breakthroughs that could have a global impact. Collaborating with Southeast Asia remains a key part of its development strategy.
Duterte’s threat to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US appears to be an attempt to negotiate a better defense partnership. The tenuous situation is likely to persist until the two sides reach an agreement.
Southeast Asia’s wind and solar markets will likely be worth $205 billion over the next decade, but key investors in Japan, China and South Korea…
The East Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT) continue to lose the support of field operatives. However, the group’s control of territories in the country means that it is far from defeated.
FORUM-ASIA’s report on free speech in Thailand demonstrates the lengths the military will go to in order to protect a system based on patronage, money and outsized influence as activists find increasingly creative ways to push back.
Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army appear on the verge of establishing a ceasefire after over two years of intense fighting. For supporters of Myanmar’s peace process, it’s worth examining how and why the two sides have moved towards dialogue.
The release of three Iranians accused of terrorism in Thailand may have secured the freedom of an Australian academic but the swap is set to make Middle Eastern politics more volatile.