By Jim Laurie • May 11, 2021
When the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975, they soon instructed citizens to vacate the capital. As streams of people began leaving on foot, Soc Sinan stayed in her apartment, where she would be discovered by communist soldiers three days later
Political reporting and analysis on the big questions facing the region.
By Agence France-Presse • May 06, 2021
In an effort to battle the surge in Covid-19 cases, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to arrest anyone non-compliant with proper mask wearing.
By Agence France-Presse • May 05, 2021
The National Unity Government (NUG), shadow government of ousted Myanmar lawmakers, announced on Wednesday May 5 that it has set up a "people's defence force" as a precursor to a Federal Union Army to oppose the military.
By Agence France-Presse • May 04, 2021
The Myanmar junta has charged Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi under a "fake news" law, a report said Tuesday May 4. This is the latest in a series of crackdowns on press freedom since the military seized power in the February coup.
When Cambodia passed its infamous LANGO bill in 2015, it helped bring about a new era of single-party rule. Now, Thailand seems to be following suit, with the Cabinet tabling a draft law on NGOs in February which Mark S. Cogan argues would devastate civil society
By Mark S. Cogan • May 04, 2021
South China Sea
The Philippines' top diplomat angrily responded to Chinese presence in the South China Sea over Twitter on Monday May 3, telling Beijing, unambiguously, where to go.
By Agence France-Presse • May 03, 2021
Myanmar swimmer, Win Htet Oo, has abandoned his dream of competing at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics to protest against the military junta.
By Dene-Hern Chen/AFP • Apr 30, 2021
For years, fear spread of a bloodbath in South Vietnam if the communists came to power. Undeterred, US journalist Jim Laurie was one of the few reporters to remain after the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, witnessing the first days of the liberated city under a new regime
By Jim Laurie • Apr 30, 2021
Hacktivism has provided journalists and non-profits with large troves of data to sift through since Myanmar's coup. But limitations in identifying and hurting the military, as well as its feasibility to sort through, highlight a disconnect between hackers and reporters
By Kiana Duncan • Apr 29, 2021
Myanmar's military launched air strikes into rebel-held territory near the Thai border for the second day in a row on April 28.
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 28, 2021
A Myanmar military base near the Thai border was attacked and captured by the Karen National Union on April 27, as the country remains in turmoil after the February 1 military coup
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 27, 2021
Representatives from the National Unity Government, Myanmar's parallel government of ousted lawmakers, has welcomed a call by ASEAN leaders for an end to "military violence" after their crisis talks in Jakarta with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 25, 2021