Southeast Asia

A truly Indo-Pacific Endeavour

SDSC scholars were invited to join the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE19) deployment to engage in practical learning opportunities.

ASEAN must provide vision: former Indonesian foreign minister

Former Indonesian foreign minister Dr Marty Natalegawa has challenged the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to provide leadership and vision or risk regressing at the Australian launch of his new book.

King Vajiralongkorn and the new political landscape

King Vajiralongkorn was crowned on 1 December 2016, although the official ceremony was not until 4 May 2019 (note that the official coronation was a three-day celebration from 4-6 May 2019). During this interval, Vajiralongkorn made known of his political ambition. For example, he intervened in the constitutional drafting process, requesting provisions related to the monarchy be amended. He restructured the Privy Council, removing some old councillors and filled the positions with military men. He also reformed the Crown Property Bureau (CPB).

Studying Southeast Asia's Security Choices

Over the 2019 winter break, 16 ANU students embarked on a one-of-a-kind mobility course- the inaugural STST2020: Southeast Asia’s Security Choices.

Thai Military Power

At the centre of the vital Asia–Pacific region, Thailand is important. But, despite its large population and powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, Thailand has little military power.

Why is this?

What’s wrong with the United States’ Southeast Asian allies?

What’s wrong with the United States’ Southeast Asian allies?

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