MANAGING EDITOR ZHI JIAO DANIELLE GOH — First it was Hong Kong and Taiwan. Then it was Thailand. And now Myanmar. What’s going on in Asia? Perhaps the Milk Tea Alliance can help you understand the situation in the region. The Milk Tea Alliance began with a tweet by Thai…Full Article ASEAN: THE MILK TEA MOVEMENT BREWS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
KISHORE MAHBUBANI WRITES — “Ask not what America can do for you! Ask rather what you can do for America.” If US President Joe Biden were in a position to send a sincere and honest message to the rest of the world in his recent inaugural address, these are the…Full Article ASIAN PERSUASION: THE US NEEDS HELP
LIAM ROGERS WRITES — On December 15, 1997, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced their ASEAN VISION 2020, which outlined different goals for the countries of ASEAN (Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, Kingdom of Cambodia, Republic of Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Republic of the…Full Article ASEAN VISION 2020: TIMES UP, WHY DON’T WE SEE CHANGE?
EMILY CAPOUYA WRITES – On November 10th, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, expressed “concern” over the plight of the 730,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, urging Myanmar to deal with the “root causes” of the crisis and work towards their safe repatriation to Rakhine state. The meeting of…Full Article ASEAN TO MYANMAR: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ROHINGYA REFUGEES
KATIE TRINH WRITES – China’s antics are getting out of hand and Vietnam, along with Malaysia and the Philippines, will not be bullied by the Asian hegemon. The conflict between the Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) and China began when China reclaimed larger portions of the islands in the…Full Article VIETNAM – HANOI’S CLEVER PLAY IN THE ‘SOUTH CHINA SEA’
KATIE TRINH WRITES – As said best by Gretchen Weiners from the iconic movie, “Mean Girls”– China, “you can’t sit with us.” Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States met for the first time in Southern California February 15-16. Vietnam and other countries affected…Full Article VIETNAM: She Doesn’t Even Go Here!
STEPHANIE GARCIA WRITES – Gone are the days when warfare was contained on a physical battlefield. Netizens beware — cyberspace is the new frontier. On July 1, Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen announced the creation of the Cyber Defense Operations Force Hub, a collaboration between web security specialists of the…Full Article SINGAPORE: SAF Joins Forces to Create ‘Cyber Army’
President Barack Obama knows he is making history with his 80-hour stop overs in Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and Cambodia. He will be the first President to visit half of the ASEAN membership while still in his first term. Speculation about Obama’s motives behind the visit have created an influx of…Full Article MYANMAR: Obama Set to Visit Key Asian Nations