Director, Institute of Security and International Studies – Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
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Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War
With the civil war in Myanmar having reached a stalemate, the international community should step in, recognise the civilian government, and deliver weapons to its armed wing, argues Thitinan Pongsudhirak.
The End of ASEAN as We Know It
Geopolitical shifts have exposed new divisions in ASEAN, and the group’s continued relevance will depend on its ability to set more realistic goals, writes Thitinan Pongsudhirak.
Southeast Asia’s New-Old Cold War
Southeast Asia stands to be the region most strongly impacted by the superpower tussle between the US and China. As Thitinan Pongsudhirak writes, a "new cold war" will see the region become increasingly divide over what China stands for.
The military coup in Myanmar and its impact on ASEAN
ASEAN has watched the coup in Myanmar with great concern. Four of the region's leading analysts — Pou Sothirak, Philips J. Vermonte, Herizal Hazri, Herman J. Kraft, and Thitinan Pongsudhirak — argue a return to democracy is necessary to ensure Myanmar’s integration with the world, including with its neighbours in Southeast Asia.