The wars in Ukraine and the Middle East portend more geopolitical uncertainty for East Asia
Indonesia’s present banking landscape bears the imprint of the 1997-8 financial crisis. The sector is stronger but, as regional interest shows, has room for further consolidation and development.
Myanmar-Russia relations have strengthened considerably since Moscow acknowledged the Tatmadaw’s seizure of power on 1 February 2021, and the junta endorsed the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. This Long Read focuses on the four main areas of Myanmar-Russia cooperation since the coup: diplomatic validation; defence; energy; and commerce and tourism.
Cambodia’s economic aspirations must be girded by strenuous efforts to overcome its constraints, internal and external, through diversification and reform.
A recent land and maritime exercise among China and five Southeast Asian countries highlights some emerging trends but breaks little new ground.
Thailand’s plans to tackle climate change need a serious rethink where carbon offsets are concerned.
Myanmar’s civil war is showing up the clumsiness of the junta’s economic policies. The poorest households and workers will be the hardest hit.
As the first round of negotiations for the ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement (DEFA) approaches, Kristina Fong discusses critical aspects to consider that will make the DEFA successful in bridging the digital divide and facilitating more meaningful digital integration.
Anwar Ibrahim’s ascent to the country’s highest office last year was accompanied by a surge of expectations in his reformist government. One year on, however, his administration has lost some of its shine.
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