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.