By Brian Moore • Jul 22, 2020
With North Korea's cyber army of hackers a vital source of income for the country's repressive regime, US policy adviser Brian Moore argues that Southeast Asia's adoption of nuclear power over the next two decades will leave states vulnerable to attack
By Alexi Demetriadi • Jun 02, 2020
The deadline to adhere to UN sanctions on North Korean businesses passed in late-2019, with notable efforts made to close ventures across Southeast Asia. But with attention elsewhere and the pressure off, sanctions adherence may fall on the backburner
By Jared Ferrie • Dec 20, 2019
Top read: As countries across Southeast Asia prepare to expel all North Korean migrant workers this weekend to comply with UN Resolution 2375, we return to a piece from 2011 looking at the then-growing trend of North Korean refugees fleeing oppression and abject poverty to seek refuge in Thailand
By Robin Spiess, additional reporting by Veng Sonita • Aug 19, 2019
US President Donald Trump believes North Korea’s beaches would make for great condos and real estate. But with missiles being tested and sanctions in place, will Southeast Asian investors take the plunge?
With Vietnam set for the next Trump-Kim summit, figures on both sides of the table are touting Vietnam’s Doi Moi reforms as a model for North Korea’s own economic liberalisation. But with a nuclear arsenal, a more prosperous neighbour to the south and decades since the Cold War, Kim Jong-un may choose to walk a different path
By Paul Millar • Jan 15, 2019
Southeast Asia's choice
The world’s collective gaze is fixed on Singapore this week, eager to see the outcome of US President Donald Trump’s historic meeting with North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. But how will the talks affect Southeast Asia’s relationship with the volatile and secretive nation, which, despite international sanctions, still has active trade links with many of the region’s countries?
By Robin Spiess • Jun 11, 2018
The doctor testifying in Malaysia said that VX nerve agent – the poison found on Jong-nam's body – can cause the body to lose control of its muscles
By Madeleine Keck • Nov 28, 2017