Governance of the Mekong River: Is it Doomed?
Environment,Southeast Asia
By Heejin Han - 10 Mar 2016

Governance of the Mekong River: Is it Doomed?

A total of six countries — China, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand — have relied on the Mekong River for generations. This shared use in the absence of clear ownership makes the river a regional transboundary common pool resource.
“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 10 Mar 2016

“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore

Recent Developments In Sino-Vietnamese Relations
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 01 Mar 2016

Recent Developments In Sino-Vietnamese Relations

Sino-Cambodian Relations:  Recent Economic and Military Cooperation
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Sino-Cambodian Relations: Recent Economic and Military Cooperation

In a conference on Sino-Cambodian cooperation held in June 2015, Bu Jianguo, China’s ambassador to Cambodia, identified Cambodia as being located on China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road development plan.
The March 2015 Bombings of Yunnan:  New Trends in Sino-Myanmar Relations
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

The March 2015 Bombings of Yunnan: New Trends in Sino-Myanmar Relations

On March 8, 2015, a Tatmadaw fighter jet battling rebels from the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in the Kokang region accidentally bombed a village in Gengma county in China’s Yunnan province, destroying a house.
US-Vietnamese Reconciliation: Alliance of Convenience against China
Security,Southeast Asia

US-Vietnamese Reconciliation: Alliance of Convenience against China

Speculation is rife that it is now a good opportunity for the US to nurture Vietnam into a strategic ally in its pivot to Asia, but, plagued by bilateral political distrust, it seems that Vietnam can only be an ally of convenience at best.
By Bojian Liu - 29 Feb 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The 2015 Refugee Boat Crisis in Southeast Asia:  Humanitarian and Security Implications
Security,Southeast Asia

The 2015 Refugee Boat Crisis in Southeast Asia: Humanitarian and Security Implications

In the second half of May 2015, a refugee boat crisis unfolded in the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia, almost in parallel with the refugee boat crisis in the Mediterranean.
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