Each setback to peace in the southern Philippines has encouraged more radical insurgents.
A hollow response to the Marawi siege could invite a new terrorist wave across Southeast Asia.
National strategic interests have taken precedent over the suffering of hundreds of thousands.
By silencing the opposition, Prime Minister Hun Sen faces little opposition at next year’s election.
De facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been conspicuously quiet about the violence in Rakhine State.
China’s cooperation with ASEAN for a code of conduct is a stalling tactic—and it’s working.
The ongoing siege in the Philippines highlights the region’s deeper counterterrorism problems.
Chinese investment in Myanmar is making the government nervous – but it can’t ignore the assistance.
The US is re-engaging with South East Asia but China may already have greater influence.
The success of political Islam in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election bodes ill for Indonesian pluralism.