The G7’s sprawling new communique portrays the bloc as a democratic bulwark against creeping authoritarianism.
Plans for a high-speed rail line from Bangkok to the Laotian border are moving forward after Thailand signed construction contracts for phase one of the project with Chinese state-owned firms.
After a married couple linked to Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) bombed a Catholic church in Sulawesi, Indonesia is on high alert to prevent repeat attacks by Islamist militants.
Indonesia was “won” by the US bloc during the Cold War, albeit at terrible human cost. Will history repeat itself?
Joko Widodo’s Omnibus Bill won’t fix what ails the Indonesian economy.
Muhyiddin Yassin is clinging to power amid a COVID-19 state of emergency. A new election would test the unity of the ruling Perikatan Nasional bloc and opposition parties led by Anwar Ibrahim.
Cambodia has extracted its first crude oil from the Gulf of Thailand. Yet with oil prices low amid COVID-19 and production peaking at 7,500 barrels per day, the impact on Cambodia’s economy will be marginal.
Ultimately, playing by the military’s constitutional rules and towing its line on the Rohingya weren’t enough to keep Aung San Suu Kyi out of house arrest.
While media focus fixates on other BRI infrastructure projects in Malaysia and Laos, Indonesia is quietly nearing completion of a $6 billion high-speed rail link between Jakarta and Bandung.
Vietnam’s economy has been a bright spot during the pandemic, but political and reform issues threaten its post-COVID lift-off.