- Daily Brief
- May 23, 2019
A hollow response to the Marawi siege could invite a new terrorist wave across Southeast Asia.
National strategic interests have taken precedent over the suffering of hundreds of thousands.
By silencing the opposition, Prime Minister Hun Sen faces little opposition at next year’s election.
De facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been conspicuously quiet about the violence in Rakhine State.
China’s cooperation with ASEAN for a code of conduct is a stalling tactic—and it’s working.
The ongoing siege in the Philippines highlights the region’s deeper counterterrorism problems.
Chinese investment in Myanmar is making the government nervous – but it can’t ignore the assistance.
The US is re-engaging with South East Asia but China may already have greater influence.
The success of political Islam in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election bodes ill for Indonesian pluralism.
Rebels in northeast Myanmar are spoiling for a fight with the military. They may get their wish.
China has seized Singaporean military assets during transit. What will this do to their relations?
The Philippines’ new president is leaning away from America and towards China – is he hedging or is this a marked strategic shift?