Trans-Border Issues

Effective third-sector actors in aid on the Thailand-Myanmar border

Myanmar CSOs have experience providing aid in the border areas and social capital with the war on community.

The Thai Navy’s ‘no-response response’ to the proposed re-establishment of the US First Fleet

The re-establishment of the First Fleet holds significant implications for Thailand’s small navy.

Cambodia, Laos and their contribution to a new era in Southeast Asian security cooperation

With Cambodia and Laos loyal allies of China, Southeast Asia needs a new approach to security cooperation.

Salvation from Aceh fishermen breaks the silences of the refugee regime

Asylum seekers' silence, which the regime cannot recognise as an expression of vulnerability, is reason enough for Acehnese fishermen to deliver protection.

The Singapore Bureau: lessons from Asia’s first early warning system for epidemic diseases

History lessons on epidemic disease monitoring systems from the League of Nations' Singapore Bureau.

Smallholder crop booms in mainland SEA

Destructive cycles of crop booms carve deep cracks in SEA societies, cultures and landscapes.

A crop of poppies collected in the Golden Triangle. Drug trafficking represents a major cross-border challenge for many states. Photo from Wikimedia commons.

Governing borderless threats

Lee Jones and Shahar Hameiri ask how can the region and the world can better respond to new security issues

Academic diplomacy in the 21st century

Debate, dialogue and the sharing of ideas will help middle powers muscle up on the world stage.

The changing face of humanitarianism

Could new regional players help solve crises like the Rohingya?

Flags: Old and new

Nicholas Farrelly writes that national flags are often considered sacred and thus eternal. But they can change.

Entrepreneurship and economic growth?

Are Asian policy makers fooled by the hype that entrepreneur development creates economic growth?

Lost in Asia?

The Asian Century white paper has been "wowed" by the Australian media but it's doubtful if anybody in the region is looking at Australia with any more interest today.