Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 8-14 December 2019

Last week, in Southeast Asia, key developments included: the largest demonstration in Thailand since the 2014 military coup; rallies across Myanmar in support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; continued clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; a battle between an Islamist armed group and state forces in Indonesia; and region-wide demonstrations on International Human Rights Day.…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 1-7 December 2019

Last week, in Southeast Asia, key developments included: continued clashes in Rakhine state in Myanmar; separatist clashes in Papua in Indonesia on the anniversary of the first raising of the Morning Star flag; continued clashes between state forces and both Islamist and communist rebels in the Philippines; and protests by Islamist groups in Indonesia over cases of blasphemy.…

Regional Overview: South Asia 24-30 November 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: election-related violence in Nepal and India’s Jharkhand state; and demonstration activity against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in India’s northeast states. Violence aimed at voter suppression in Nepal and the Indian state of Jharkhand has drawn into focus differences between the current state of South Asia’s two most historically significant Maoist movements.…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 24-30 November 2019

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, main developments included demonstration events over a large-scale corruption case in Kyrgyzstan as well as access to energy supplies in Uzbekistan. Ceasefire violations continued along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, while in Afghanistan, the US attempted to initiate ceasefire negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government.…