Region | Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Map of Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

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View our expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest developments in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia Snapshot #63

SOVINDA PO | The current political situation in Myanmar Political turmoil in Myanmar has not eased since the coup in 2021. But since… Read More

Linking disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: Lessons from Jakarta

FEBI DWIRAHMADI, PAUL BARNES, ARIF WIBOWO, AVIANTO AMRI AND CORDIA CHU  |  Jakarta, Indonesia’s most populous city with an estimated… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #62

SOVINDA PO | Thailand’s ruling party elected Thaksin’s daughter as party leader  Thailand’s ruling party – the Pheu Thai Party… Read More

Bridging the digital divide by enhancing effective digital finance usage among the poor | Part 1

RAHUL CHATTERJEE AND SHAWN HUNTER |  Rubina, a grocery shop owner in rural Munshiganj in Bangladesh, owns a basic feature phone. Her… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #61

SOVINDA PO | Indonesian court ruled on Presidential and Vice-Presidential age limit eligibility  On 16 October 2023, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court issued… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #60

SOVINDA PO | Thailand Prime Minister’s Visit to Cambodia     After being elected as the 30th prime minister on 22 August 2023, Thailand… Read More

Policy Brief | An agenda for Australia-Republic of Korea climate cooperation with Southeast Asia

ALICE NASON  |  Griffith Asia Institute Policy Brief | Contents Download PDF Executive summary Introduction Australia and the… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #59

SOVINDA PO | Update of Vietnam’s foreign policy Despite being a socialist country with a non-democratic form of government, Vietnam has recently made… Read More

Myanmar military nuclear ambitions: Fact or fiction?

ANDREW SELTH  |    A front page story in the Sydney Morning Herald in 2009 confidently predicted that within five years Myanmar would have its… Read More

The first casualty of war is the truth: Myanmar casualty statistics may be skewed

ANDREW SELTH  |    Since the latest civil war began in Myanmar in 2021, elements of the opposition movement have been making increasingly bold claims about its battlefield successes and the problems facing the military regime. Some of these claims need to be treated very carefully. Read More

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