Southeast Asia

Local Elections in Cambodia: Wake Up Call for...

542413123At the beginning of the month Cambodia hosted local elections that precede parliamentary elections that are scheduled on the summer of 2018. In this context, the role that local elections play in the political life of the country…

Trump’s Claws Penetrating Bali

5334234234“America first” and “to hell with the rest of the world”! One single stroke of hand, one signature, and over 1,000 hardworking people in Bali, Indonesia, suddenly ended up on the pavement. No second thoughts, no mercy. American savage capitalist ways met and embraced that fabled…

Islamic State in Asia: Saudi-Funding and Naiv...

4513423213Recently, terrorist attacks have unfolded across Indonesia, a militant network disrupted along the Thai-Malaysian border and full-scale military operations including aerial bombing deployed as Philippine troops fought to take back…

The CIA’s Cloddish ISIS Attack on Duterte

56354333The only word I find for it is cloddish. I refer to the latest CIA-instigated attempt to initiate regime change against outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The so-called ISIS terror attack in the minerals-rich southern…

ISIS Touches Down in the Philippines

45132312312Mayhem broke out across the southern Philippine city of Marawi where militants besieged it and hoisted flags of the so-called “Islamic State.” Located on the southern island of Mindanao, the city is only slightly removed from…

How Jakarta’s Mayor End Up in Jail?

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On May 9, the current Mayor of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known by his nickname Ahok, was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of violating…

Governor of Jakarta – From Palace to Jail!

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Jakarta is now in turmoil. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (known in Indonesia as ‘Ahok’), until very recently a beloved and extremely effective Governor of the capital city, was sentenced on May 9, 2017 to two-years in prison, for ‘blasphemy’…

ASEAN Holds 30th Summit in Manila

6875744On April 28-29 this year, ASEAN, a regional association comprising 10 countries of Southeast Asia, held its 30th summit in Manila, capital city of the Philippines. For a much more amorphous organization than the EU, with no…

Russian-Singaporean Cooperation Keeps Growing

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Russia carries on expanding its trade contacts with the countries of Southeast Asia in all possible directions. An important step towards this goal was the beginning of Russia’s livestock products sales on the market of the Republic of Singapore. Singapore is an extremely…

The EAEU – Singapore Win-Win Cooperatio...

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In the just over 2 years of its existence, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has gained considerable influence on the world economic stage. The combined potential of Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well…

Fake News: Asia’s “Autocrats̶...

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Mounting evidence suggests media outlets across the United States and Europe are selectively labelling leaders from around the world as “autocrats,” “despots” and “dictators” based not on their actual human rights records…

Myanmar Dodges Human Rights Bullet With US-EU...

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Myanmar appears poised to escape international scrutiny of its vast and expanding human rights abuses targeting its Rohingya minority. US State Department-funded media platform, The Irrawaddy, would report in an article titled…


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