Sino-Thai Railway and Relations
Economy,Southeast Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 11 Dec 2017

Sino-Thai Railway and Relations

According to the Thai mass media, the first phase of the Sino-Thai railway connecting Bangkok with Nakhon Ratchasima would begin construction in late 2017. This is Thailand’s first high speed railway line.
Examining the “Political Temperature” behind Philippines-China Relations
Politics,Southeast Asia

By Andrea Chloe Wong - 07 Dec 2017

Examining the “Political Temperature” behind Philippines-China Relations

US Liberal Media Vs Asian Reporting of Trump’s Asia Trip
Politics,East Asia,Southeast Asia

By John F. Copper - 27 Nov 2017

US Liberal Media Vs Asian Reporting of Trump’s Asia Trip

A New Warmth in Sino-Vietnam Relations
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

A New Warmth in Sino-Vietnam Relations

On November 9, 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping published an article “For a New Vista in China-Vietnam Friendship” in the official Vietnamese newspaper Nhan Dan, reflecting Beijing’s burgeoning interest to strengthen its ties with Hanoi by mitigating their differences.
By Amrita Jash - 24 Nov 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
How Will US-Vietnam Relations Develop under Trump?
Politics,Southeast Asia

How Will US-Vietnam Relations Develop under Trump?

US President Donald Trump’s attendance at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Da Nang, as well as a call in Hanoi, along with his appearance at the East Asia Summit in Manila, will show whether the US-Vietnam momentum will continue or slow down.
By Huong Le Thu - 10 Nov 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Will Cambodia Become a Battlefield of a New Cold War?
Politics,Southeast Asia

Will Cambodia Become a Battlefield of a New Cold War?

Recently, the arrest of an opposition leader and the closure of an American-funded democracy institution sparked debate about the future direction of Cambodia’s foreign policy. Will Cambodia be caught in a new Cold War between China and the US?
By Sovinda Po - 30 Oct 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Political Subjectivity in Cambodia
Politics,Southeast Asia

Political Subjectivity in Cambodia

Political subjectivation is the process during which an individual goes from being an object of politics to a political subject. The network of patronage that connects the political and economic elite of Cambodia with the masses offers examples of how political subjects may be formed.  
The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?
Politics,Security,Southeast Asia

The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?

Australia and New Zealand may hold potential to offer an alternative pathway to realpolitik in international relations (like the current Sino-US geopolitical rivalry) — a model of global governance which valorizes democracy, but free from the intention to establish hegemony.
The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Misperceptions and Differences in Opinions
Security,Southeast Asia

The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Misperceptions and Differences in Opinions

Rohingya militants launched raids on Rakhine law enforcement outposts on August 25, 2017 and killed 12 law enforcers. The response led by the Myanmarese military triggered off a massive exodus of refugees, including women and children, from Rohingya villages into nearby Bangladesh.
By Tai Wei Lim - 29 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues
Society,Security,Southeast Asia

The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues

While more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have been reported to have escaped from Myanmar, the Rohingya issue remains complicated and long-standing, with multiple factors — historical, ethnic, religious, and political — intertwined.
“First They Killed My Father”: The Microhistory of a Khmer Rouge Survivor
Society,Southeast Asia

“First They Killed My Father”: The Microhistory of a Khmer Rouge Survivor

The cinematic adaptation of Loung Ung’s memoir First They Killed My Father was released globally in September 2017. The movie’s affective power arises in part from its faithfulness to the memoir, in particular its form as a microhistory of her experiences under the Khmer Rouge.
Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?
Politics,South Asia,Southeast Asia

Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?

All eyes were on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar from September 5-7, 2017. Firstly, it followed his visit to China, where he had gone to attend the BRICS Summit. Second, the visits to both China and Myanmar came soon after the end of the Doklam standoff.
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