Shotaro Kishida to be removed from Executive Secretary role
- Daily Brief
- June 1, 2023
Myanmar’s political stalemate has been exacerbated by a regional power struggle between China and India which view any resolution to the ongoing conflict as tipping the scales in the favor of the other.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s latest move to normalize relations with Myanmar’s military junta raises questions as to which diplomatic course of action the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will pursue this year as Cambodia assumes chairmanship of the organization.
Recent incidents involving migrant workers and Singaporean law enforcement call into question Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers in the construction sector.
The prime minister’s advice to implement restrictions may have cut off his own political oxygen supply.
Localised violence is spiking in Indonesia’s easternmost provinces amid fresh calls for independence.
Amid domestic and regional tensions, the choice between Washington and Beijing is becoming starker for Manila.
The Sultanate’s tenure may undermine ASEAN’s momentum on a code of conduct for the South China Sea.
Jakarta’s non-aligned stance is challenged by a maritime dispute with China and the threat of US sanctions.
Hanoi’s effective pandemic response provides it with more strategic freedom than its neighbours.
Bomb threats attributed to the country’s ethnic insurgents suggests a new wave of violence is imminent.
The decades-long debate about moving Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta finally looks to have an endpoint.
The embryonic alliance must first resolve its internal disputes before it can present a united front.