Publications

Recent publications by the author of Asia Conflict Watch:

 

Mindanao’s Insurgencies Take an Explosive Turn

1 June 2018, The Diplomat

 

Myanmar’s Ethnic Conflicts Have Multiple Fronts, and High Barriers to Peace

24 May 2018, World Politics Review

 

Cambodia-Laos Border Dispute: Geopolitical Flashpoint or Playing Politics?

14 May 2018, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Winners and Losers in the Maritime Border Deal between Australia and Timor-Leste

30 April 2018, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Indonesia’s Homegrown Militants Re-emerge

24 April 2018, Asia Sentinel

 

Brunei Abandons South China Sea Claim for Chinese Finance

3 April 2018, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Marawi’s Embattled Former Residents Face a Tortuous Path Home

11 March 2018, Eurasia Review

 

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Assume ISIS’ Mantle in the Philippines’ Troubled South

12 February 2018, Geopolitical Monitor

 

How Marawi Pushed ASEAN Nations to Join Forces Against Terrorism

12 February 2018, Asian Correspondent

 

Eastern Sabah: Malaysia’s Frontline Against Militancy

31 January 2018, The Diplomat

 

Laos Pushes Ahead with Mekong Dams Despite Environmental Risks

24 January 2018, Asian Correspondent

 

How Prepared is Singapore Amid Southeast Asia’s Raised Terror Threat?

3 January 2018, Asian Correspondent

 

Malaysia’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Keeping ISIS in Check

2 January 2018, Geopolitical Monitor

 

China’s Influence Steadily Grows in Laos, Weathering Political Change

20 December 2017, World Politics Review

 

The Long Road to Justice for Sri Lanka’s Civil War Victims

4 December 2017, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Can Cambodia Meet Its Target to Remove Landmines by 2025?

4 December 2017, Asian Correspondent

 

Vietnam’s Bomb Clearance Efforts Take a Hit Under President Trump

30 November 2017, Asian Correspondent

 

Maute Jihadis Vanquished, Duterte Takes On Mindanao’s Other Militants

29 November 2017, Asia Sentinel

 

Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?

23 November 2017, The Diplomat

 

Gauging the Success of Bangladesh’s Anti-Terror Crackdown

17 November 2017, Geopolitical Monitor

 

What Has Derailed Peace Talks with the Philippines’ Communist Rebels?

13 October 2017, Asian Correspondent 

 

Indonesia Faced with a Resurgence of Islamist Terrorism

27 September 2017, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Will the Siege of Marawi Be Repeated in the Philippines?

22 September 2017, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Indonesia Needs to be Vigilant to Avoid Becoming a Home for Terrorists Again

18 September 2017, Asian Correspondent 

 

Balochistan: Seven Decades of Insurgency in Pakistan’s Restive South

4 September 2017, Eurasia Review

 

Japan’s Maritime Diplomacy Mission in Southeast Asia

28 August 2017, The Diplomat

 

As Khmer Rouge Trials Near End, Is Cambodia Ready to Move On from its Dark Past?

23 August 2017, Asian Correspondent 

 

Rising Violence in Thailand’s ‘Deep South’ Exposes Cracks in the Junta’s Strategy

1 August 2017, World Politics Review

 

Mindanao Conflict Risks Spike in Southeast Asia Piracy

27 July 2017, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Dokdo-Takeshima Islands: South Korea and Japan’s Intractable Maritime Dispute

21 July 2017, Eurasia Review

 

Laos: Decades After America’s ‘Secret War’, Unexploded Bombs Still Hinder Development 

18 July 2017, Asian Correspondent

 

Japan’s Nuclear Dilemma: The Search for Energy Security Post-Fukushima 

11 April 2017, Asian Correspondent 

 

Despite His Tough Talk, the Philippines’ Duterte Faces Long Odds Against Abu Sayyaf 

2 February 2017, World Politics Review

 

An Economic Success Story: How Vietnam Became Southeast Asia’s Top Performer 

31 January 2017, Asian Correspondent

 

Is Myanmar on the Path to Genocide? 

18 January 2017, The Diplomat

 

Myanmar: Ground Zero for China-India Energy Competiton 

31 October 2016, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Is Climate Change Driving Conflict in the Middle East? 

29 October 2016, International Policy Digest

 

Japan Stands Firm on Senkaku Islands in East China Sea 

16 September 2016, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East 

18 August 2016, The Diplomat

 

East Asia’s State-led Search for Energy Security

23 July 2016, The Diplomat

 

China’s Maritime Diplomacy Leaves ASEAN Divided on the South China Sea 

18 July 2016, International Policy Digest

 

The Troubled History of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula 

31 May 2016, International Policy Digest

 

The Shifting Drivers of Turkey’s Foreign Policy: Secularism, Islamism, Nationalism 

23 May 2016, Eurasia Review

 

US-Vietnam Rapprochement Fast-Tracked Amid South China Sea Dispute 

18 May 2016, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Niger Delta: A Region Cursed by Oil Politics 

9 May 2016, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Colombia on the Verge of Historic FARC Peace Deal 

20 March 2016, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Myanmar: Challenges Ahead as New Parliament Begins Work 

3 March 2016, Geopolitical Monitor

 

Backgrounder: Boko Haram 

24 January 2016, Geopolitical Monitor

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