India Contributing to a Bigger Share of the ASEAN Tourism Pie
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia
By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 12 Aug 2019

India Contributing to a Bigger Share of the ASEAN Tourism Pie

The first half of 2019 witnessed a decline in the number of Chinese tourists visiting ASEAN nations. Countries like Thailand can look to India to fill the gap. In 2018, 1.6 million Indians visited Thailand.
US-Cambodia Ties at New Low After Chinese Naval Outpost Report
Politics,Security,Southeast Asia

By Kimkong Heng - 05 Aug 2019

US-Cambodia Ties at New Low After Chinese Naval Outpost Report

Cambodia’s Ties with China: What are the Challenges?
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

By Veasna Var - 31 Jul 2019

Cambodia’s Ties with China: What are the Challenges?

Philippines Justice Carpio’s Carping is Becoming Quixotic
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Philippines Justice Carpio’s Carping is Becoming Quixotic

Philippines Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio has responded to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge to him to suggest practical approaches to enforce the Philippines’ South China Sea arbitration victory against China.
What’s ASEAN’s Outlook on the Dynamic Indo-Pacific?
Politics,Security,Southeast Asia

What’s ASEAN’s Outlook on the Dynamic Indo-Pacific?

Being caught at the crossroad of great powers’ competition for sphere of influences, ASEAN has become a center of geo-political and geo-economic gravity of battleground. What is ASEAN’s outlook in the rising volatility and dynamism of the Indo-Pacific region?
The China-Philippines Maritime Incident: A Sad Episode All Around
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The China-Philippines Maritime Incident: A Sad Episode All Around

On June 9, 2019, there was a collision between two fishing boats in the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone, one a China-flagged vessel and one a Philippines-flagged fishing boat. The incident elicited wild accusations and demands for precipitous retaliatory action.
Differentiating between Theory and Enforcement of FONOP in the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Differentiating between Theory and Enforcement of FONOP in the South China Sea

There is no universal agreement on the interpretation of key provisions in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Indeed, important differences are emerging between Southeast Asian nations and the US regarding the theory and enforcement of freedom of navigation.
US Bill Targeting China in South China Sea is Misguided and Hypocritical
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

US Bill Targeting China in South China Sea is Misguided and Hypocritical

Three US Senators have reintroduced the South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act. Its purpose is to “impose sanctions against Chinese entities that participate in Beijing’s attempts to assert its expansive maritime and territorial claims in these disputed regions.”
Indonesian Election: Jokowi Victory, but Risk of Civil Unrest Looms
Politics,Southeast Asia

Indonesian Election: Jokowi Victory, but Risk of Civil Unrest Looms

Indonesia’s presidential election result announcement on May 21, 2019 marks the end of a relatively peaceful campaign season but the beginning of a post-election period with the risk of unrest.
Western Pressure and Cambodian Politics
Politics,Southeast Asia

Western Pressure and Cambodian Politics

In response to the dissolution of the main opposition and the perceived deterioration of human rights and democracy in Cambodia, the United States and European Union have taken measures in an attempt to reverse Cambodia’s democratic backsliding.
How Does the Philippines Balance itself between US and China?
Politics,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

How Does the Philippines Balance itself between US and China?

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. visited China between March 18-21, 2019. Shortly after the visit, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated that the country has never shelved the South China Sea arbitration award.
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What’s Behind the Philippines’ Scientific Expedition to the Spratlys?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

What’s Behind the Philippines’ Scientific Expedition to the Spratlys?

The Philippines is undertaking a government-sponsored marine scientific expedition to the Spratlys area. While billed as an advance in scientific knowledge, it may be perceived to be a soft assertion of sovereignty.
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