Southeast Asia

What Southeast Asian Muslims’ Response ...

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US President Donald Trump's announcement to move the US embassy in Israel from the city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem…

Thailand: US Creating “Space” For...

TA3423111In late November, the US, Canadian and British embassies along with several other European partners as well as the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and Amnesty International, organised what they called the “Isaan Human Rights Festival” in northeast…

Look Who’s Interfering: Tillerson’...

RE34234234US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a press statement regarding Thailand’s National Day. In it he expressed diplomatic greetings and well-wishing to the Thai people, but failed to resist also expressing…

ISIS Helps US Keep Military’s Foot in P...

P65456456Current US ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, recently congratulated the Philippines’ armed forces and the US military for their successful completion of KAMANDAG, a joint military exercise held for the first time this…

Cambodia Keeps Perverting its Own History, fo...

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I have already written a lot about Cambodia, but each time I return to this ancient and scarred country, I get so outraged by the cynicism that confronts me there, at every corner, that I have to start writing again, re-addressing the same essential issues that I have already been covering…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Fate was Disc...

T342342Among the most noticeable events that took place on the sidelines of the latest APEC summit (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), held on November 10-11 of this year in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang, activities that attracted the greatest interest were at the Ministerial level, and…

Genocidal US Thanksgiving Celebrated Even in ...

V7086501AA table was set up for two, an advertisement table,a table with a photo of a giant turkey, two elegant plates, and a U.S. flag sticking out into the air. “Thanksgiving at Angkor Royal Cafe”, a flier read. And: “23rd November… Join us for a traditional…

The Initiative of Four Emerges in Manila

90c3d3b2fdcafdd55eab33fe3a775e28--james-mattis-live-streamPreviously, we have mentioned that various international forums, which were initially associated with serious positive expectations, have today turned mainly into political vanity fairs. In assessing the peculiarities of the modern global game, these events are not of interest…

US Looks to Southeast Asia to Unleash its ISI...

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Western think tanks have been increasingly busy cultivating a narrative to explain the sudden and spreading presence of militants linked or fighting under the banner of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) across Southeast Asia. This narrative – these think tanks would…

Borneo – Island Dying, People Oblivious

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She was just standing there, in the middle of burning land, surrounded by stumps of trees, fire everywhere, smoke rising towards hopelessly gray sky. The expression on her face was mischievous, almost girlish. I had no idea how old she was…

Western Journalists Use Bangkok For Regional ...

744пThe so-called Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) is located in downtown Bangkok and includes the regional offices of many of the United States’ and Europe’s largest media organizations. It also includes a large, swank…

US Cuts Funds for Disarming Explosives It Dro...

452131231231In an article by Thai PBS titled, “US cuts 2018 funding for demining operations in Cambodia,” it’s revealed that next year’s meager $2 million in US government funding for demining operations of US unexploded ordnance (UXO) in…


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