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- China Threatens US Interests in Micronesia, Former President Warnsby Camilla Pohle on Dec 7, 2023 at 5:42 pm
If Compact funding remains stuck in limbo, the Freely Associated States will be increasingly vulnerable to China’s influence, David Panuelo warned.
- A Tale of 2 Uzbek Bloggers: Arifhojaev Freed, Khaidarov Jailedby Catherine Putz on Dec 7, 2023 at 4:05 pm
Uzbek bloggers Fazilhoja Arifhojaev and Olimjon Khaidarov occupy vastly different ends of the blogger spectrum, but they illustrate the limits of free speech in Uzbekistan.
- The Rise of Mongolia: Minerals, Trade and ‘the Third Way’ by Nathaniel Schochet and Earl Carr on Dec 7, 2023 at 2:17 pm
Mongolia is intent on making sure it has diplomatic and economic options beyond its two neighbors.
- State Election Victories Give Modi a Head Start for 2024by Bharat Bhushan on Dec 7, 2023 at 2:12 pm
The ruling BJP’s success in three of five state elections has put Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in prime position for national elections in 2024.
- What’s Next for the South Korea-UK Relationship?by Francis Shin on Dec 7, 2023 at 1:56 pm
The Downing Street Accord could be the start of an enduring security relationship that would benefit Europe and the Indo-Pacific.
- Is China Open for Business Again?by Lea Thome on Dec 7, 2023 at 1:38 pm
China’s signals that its economy is open for business and tourism are increasingly urgent, but will they be effective?
- John McBeth, Asia’s Longest Serving Foreign Correspondent, Dies at 79by Luke Hunt on Dec 7, 2023 at 1:12 pm
McBeth was a standard bearer for big stories, honest and fair reportage.
- Indonesians and Malaysians Keep Gaza in Their Prayers by Sribala Subramanian on Dec 7, 2023 at 4:52 am
For Southeast Asia’s Muslims, support for Palestine is rooted in national identity.
- Thailand On Track To Meet Tourism Target for 2023, Government Saysby Sebastian Strangio on Dec 7, 2023 at 4:18 am
The Tourism Authority of Thailand expects up to 28 million people to have visited the country by the end of this year.
- How Will Indonesia Handle the Growing Number of Refugee Arrivals?by Sebastian Strangio on Dec 7, 2023 at 12:45 am
Jakarta is now pondering more permanent solutions to the increasing number of Rohingya refugees arriving in Aceh.
- Pacific Island Countries’ Seesawing Security Diplomacy by Corey Lee Bell on Dec 6, 2023 at 7:05 pm
Security cooperation with China and Australia is far from a zero-sum game.
- Amid Protests, Kyrgyzstan Delays New Tax Regulationsby Catherine Putz on Dec 6, 2023 at 5:54 pm
But President Sadyr Japarov has also made clear that change — and cash registers — are coming to the country’s bazaars one way or another.
- A Letter to Dushanbe: US Senator Urges Tajikistan to End Repressionby Catherine Putz on Dec 6, 2023 at 4:15 pm
Tajikistan is among the world’s worst perpetrators of transnational repression.
- Short Fuse Links Bushfires with Domestic Violenceby Debra Parkinson on Dec 6, 2023 at 2:22 pm
Domestic violence can increase amid bushfires, but Australia has a poor track record of responding to it. With a hot summer ahead, authorities must prepare.
- What’s the Buzz at the India-Bangladesh Border Fence?by Rajeev Bhattacharyya on Dec 6, 2023 at 11:00 am
India has decided to install beehives along its eastern frontier to curb infiltration and deter smugglers and traffickers.
- Are Pro-LTTE Elements Trying to Revive the Eelam Movement?by Rathindra Kuruwita on Dec 6, 2023 at 8:26 am
A deep-fake video of a woman identifying as Tiger Chief Velupillai Prabhakaran’s daughter went viral recently.
- From Populist Pariah to ‘Jokowi’s Man’: Analyzing Prabowo Subianto’s Political Transformationby Angus Lam on Dec 6, 2023 at 5:19 am
The gruff former general has undergone a political makeover. But are the changes any more than skin deep?
- Laos Deports 462 Chinese Nationals as Scamming Crackdown Spreadsby Sebastian Strangio on Dec 6, 2023 at 4:37 am
Under pressure from China, mainland Southeast Asian governments are finally taking action against the region’s cyberscam scourge. But will it be enough?
- Forecasting Democratic Futures in Asia and the Pacificby Michael Runey and Emma Kenny on Dec 5, 2023 at 9:57 pm
What, if anything, can Asia’s democrats do to reverse the reactionary trends of recent years?
- Myanmar Junta Chief Calls on Resistance Groups to Solve Problems ‘Politically’by Sebastian Strangio on Dec 5, 2023 at 9:39 pm
Are Min Aung Hlaing’s comments a sign that his military administration is looking for an off-ramp?