Southeast Asia

Conflict Escalation in the South China Sea: Measuring the Direction of Indonesia’s Maritime Policy

The South China Sea is a strategic water area that stretches between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and several Southeast Asian countries such...

War in Burma/Myanmar: IDPs and Refugees Struggle for Existence

Antonio Graceffo reporting from the border The war in Burma/Myanmar, which had already been ongoing since 1948, intensified after the 2021 coup that displaced the...

Big Tech Capitalism in the Digital Era: Exploitation and Social Responsibility in Indonesia

Large technology companies or Big Tech often engage in datafication, which they claim on the surface as a responsibility for "social good." Datafication is...

AUKUS Amidst Australia-China and Australia-US Relations: A Dilemma of Difficult Choices

AUKUS is a three-way defense-alliance finalized and eventually signed between the three States; the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. On September 15,...

Indonesia and the Future of Water Diplomacy

Through its participation in the World Water Forum, Indonesia, the largest archipelagic country in the world, with more than 17 thousand islands with a...

Malaysia’s long-term growth prospects depends on early education

The World Bank Malaysia Economic Monitor, titled "Bending Bamboo Shoots: Strengthening Foundational Skills," emphasizes the crucial role of improving learning outcomes for children in...

South China Sea Conflict: Indonesia’s Maritime Diplomacy

The South China Sea has been wracked by long-running conflicts over sovereignty claims from several countries. This strategic and resource-rich water area is a...

Analyzing Cannabis Legalization Effects: U.S. & Indonesia

Since cannabis is now legal for recreational and medical use in over half of the states in the United States, it is of the...

Navigating National Interest: Unpacking the Funan Techo Canal Project in Cambodia

Recently, both the US and Vietnam have raised concerns about Cambodia’s Funan Techo Canal project, a water route connecting the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port...

Pulling Itself Up by the Socks: UMNO’s Attempt to Remain Influential

Weeks have passed since the infamous sock gate incident involving the convenience store chain KK Super Mart occurred, which precipitated an enormously contentious controversy...

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