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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Southeast Asia snapshot #57

SOVINDA PO | In this week's Southeast Asia snapshot, Sovinda Po looks at the election of Thailand's new Prime Minister while Singapore gears up for its upcoming Presidential election. Meanshile US, Japan, Australia and the Philippines conduct joint naval drills, highlighting the importance of maintaining strong alliances and fostering regional security in an ever-changing global landscape.. Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #57

SOVINDA PO | The political situation in Myanmar as of 16 August 2023 Recently, the military junta has extended the country’s state of… Read More

Memories of Burma’s art scene in the 1970s

ANDREW SELTH  |     As one gets older, memories of past times and old friends tend to fade, but they also become more important… Read More

Are Western intelligence agencies “fuelling an armed rebellion” in Myanmar?

ANDREW SELTH  |     For decades, Myanmar’s generals have been convinced that they are under attack from foreign intelligence agencies, which they believe operate… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #56

SOVINDA PO | Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announces resignation In a landmark announcement on 26 July 2023, Cambodia’s Prime Minister (PM) Hun… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #55

SOVINDA PO | The political situation in Cambodia Cambodia held its national election on 23 July 2023 with 18 political parties registered… Read More

A Queensland defence and security perspective

PETER LAYTON | Australia has no international land borders but only just. Queensland’s Saibai Island is only 4km from Papua New Guinea… Read More

Has history left Aung San Suu Kyi behind?

ANDREW SELTH  | It has been suggested recently that Myanmar’s imprisoned State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been left behind by history… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #54

SOVINDA PO | Indonesia moves site of ASEAN military drills away from the South China Sea In less than a month after… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #53

SOVINDA PO | ASEAN to hold its first joint military exercise The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will conduct its first-ever… Read More


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