On October 4, the state legislative assembly of Melaka in the south of Malaysia was dissolved and the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)-led government collapsed after four members of the assembly, including two members of UMNO, withdrew their support for the chief...
With only about one-third of the Philippine’s population fully vaccinated, a presidential campaign's ability to effectively utilize social media and dominate digital spaces will be instrumental in shaping national opinion.
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, kicked off in Glasgow on October 31. Most of the world leaders have come and gone, but the delegates at the conference will continue their effort to build on the Paris Climate Accord until the summit ends today.
October 28, 2021 From The Latest on Southeast Asia This year’s virtual ASEAN Summit and related meetings took place from October 26 to 28. Heads of state and government, including President Joe Biden, took part in the discussions. But one country was not represented: Myanmar.
October 28, 2021
| Michelle Macander From Examining Extremism The Transnational Threats Project’s Examining Extremism series provides an overview and assessment of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Kashmir-focused militant insurgent group that has carried out multiple high-profile attacks in India.
Some parts of the Biden administration have been pushing, so far without success, a potential agreement on digital trade with key allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific, demonstrating a renewed commitment to engage with the region.
October 14, 2021 From The Latest on Southeast Asia On October 2, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines announced his retirement from politics a week before the candidate filing deadline for the May 2022 elections.
Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on September 16 announced the formation of AUKUS, a trilateral arrangement to “deepen diplomatic, security, and defense cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.” Reactions in Southeast Asia have been...
October 1, 2021
| Sophie Lemière From The Latest on Southeast Asia Over the past month Malaysia has witnessed great political change… almost. Muhyiddin’s resignation paved the way for the United Malay National Organization (UMNO), which had enjoyed a 61-year monopoly on power until May 2018, to regain the highest post.