Articles by Mathew Davies

Liveblog: Thailand’s irregular election, election irregularities

After five years of military rule, Thailand heads to the polling booths. Follow for live updates.

Out of order

Australian's vision for ASEAN defending international rules-based order totally unrealistic.

ASEAN’s South China Sea ulcer

South China Sea a health risk and needs to be confronted sooner rather than later.

Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

An ascendant Asia doesn’t guarantee ASEAN’s survival

Self-interest and the spectre of Beijing at Sunnylands

US-ASEAN summit shows that a new Cold War mindset is descending on Asia.

ASEAN’s community moving in circles

Regional organisation continues to stumble in its quest for further integration.

No longer the odd man out. Myanmar President Thein Sein (third from right) with Southeast Asian leaders at the 24th ASEAN summit. Photo by AFP.

ASEAN and the vote

The regional organisation has little say but much to gain with Myanmar’s elections Sunday.

Rohingya crisis: nothing from nothing

Friday's summit in Bangkok achieved little. It also shows that states that can’t help others, can’t help themselves.

Rule-breaking and the Rohingya

How Australia's 'stop the boats' policy is prolonging the Rohingya's suffering.

The Rohingya and regional failure

ASEAN fails in efforts to be 'people-centred' when it comes to Rohingya refugees.

No longer the odd man out. Myanmar President Thein Sein (third from right) with Southeast Asian leaders at the 24th ASEAN summit. Photo by AFP.

Return to the fold

The shadow of Myanmar’s past military rule won’t harm its new-found place as a respected member of ASEAN and the region, writes Mathew Davies