Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Regional wrap

Last fortnight, countries in the Indo-Pacific region, as elsewhere, were absorbed in trying to make sense of the June 12th Singapore Summit between US President… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed perhaps one of the most eventful episodes in recent times, with significant ramifications for the Indo-Pacific region. The highly anticipated… Read More

Regional wrap

  The last fortnight witnessed stunning theatrics and turnarounds vis-a-vis the proposed summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Read More

The scourge of sexual violence in Myanmar

Why the latest epidemic was entirely predictable “The international community, especially the UN Security Council, has failed us. This latest crisis should have been prevented… Read More

Regional wrap

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran dominated global headlines this fortnight. This… Read More

Markets vs voters and the 2018 Malaysian elections: The questionable credibility of credit rating agencies

Millions of ordinary voters in Malaysia mustered moral courage and harnessed the yearning for change to oust the incumbent government led by Najib Razak. Read More

The Rohingya question: Determining who to hold to account

Ever since the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, ethnic minority groups, human rights advocates, and others have argued that Myanmar’s armed forces, or Tatmadaw, should be held legally… Read More

Regional wrap

While the most important global development this fortnight was the US, UK and France’s precision missile strikes in Syria in response to Assad’s use of… Read More

Justice for the Rohingya: Regional responsibility

Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya has passed the threshold for action under the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. As a regional leader, Australia has a duty… Read More

Graphic novels chart Myanmar’s history

Exotic climate, turbulent past an inspiration to comic writers Before 1988, Myanmar (then known as Burma) did not feature prominently in comic strips, comic books… Read More