Pedro Sanchez and Xi Jingping to meet in Beijing
- Daily Brief
- March 31, 2023
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s latest move to normalize relations with Myanmar’s military junta raises questions as to which diplomatic course of action the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will pursue this year as Cambodia assumes chairmanship of the organization.
Recent incidents involving migrant workers and Singaporean law enforcement call into question Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers in the construction sector.
China is trying to undo its world’s largest polluter status, but there are obstacles to meeting this goal.
The United States is leaving Afghanistan just as Taliban insurgents make significant land grabs.
China’s rapid ascent as a player in the competition for space will likely rebalance the current US-led space order.
The prime minister’s advice to implement restrictions may have cut off his own political oxygen supply.
Clashing incentives risk splintering the Taliban as its leadership seeks an end to decades of conflict.
New legislation may curtail corporate data collection, but state-led collection will likely persist.
The decision likely draws on Mitsubishi’s reliability, economic concerns and China’s military expansion.
Localised violence is spiking in Indonesia’s easternmost provinces amid fresh calls for independence.
Dhaka is exploiting its strategic position to benefit from both Chinese and Indian largesse.
Amid domestic and regional tensions, the choice between Washington and Beijing is becoming starker for Manila.