Recent publications by the author of Asia Conflict Watch:
Mahathir Positions Malaysia as a Check on China’s Ambitions in Southeast Asia
8 November 2018, World Politics Review
What Underlies the Long-Running Dispute in the South China Sea?
3 November 2018, Eurasia Review
A Year After Marawi, What’s Left of ISIS in the Philippines?
25 October 2018, The Diplomat
Thailand’s Balancing Act Between the US and China in the Age of Trump
10 October 2018, Geopolitical Monitor
Is Abu Sayyaf Making a Comeback in the Philippines?
6 September 2018, Geopolitical Monitor
Is Duterte’s Green Light for Autonomy in the Southern Philippines a Path to Peace?
20 August 2018, World Politics Review
Has the Islamic State Threat Bypassed India?
3 August 2018, Geopolitical Monitor
The Post-Marawi Decline of Abu Sayyaf
29 June 2018, Asia Sentinel
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