- Daily Brief
- March 22, 2019
After years of delay, Thais finally have the opportunity to choose their own government again. Sort of.
For some states, the threat of cyber espionage may be worth the risk to improve social control.
With a lot of players and not much time, concluding negotiations by 2021 is an ambitious goal.
Vietnam’s consensus-based model of communist rule is sliding towards authoritarianism.
The use of plausibly deniable fishing militia to defend sovereign claims is an attractive option.
If China renegotiates Malaysia’s debt, it could cause a cascade of demands from other countries.
Beijing’s slow-burning ambition to control the strategic sea appears to be a nearing completion.
Anti-fake news legislation may be used against legitimate media sources and political adversaries.
Singapore will struggle to reconcile the competing interests of other ASEAN members and China.
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.