Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
12-18 April 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: civilian deaths from shelling in Myanmar; continued fighting between communist rebels and state forces in the Philippines; renewed Islamist violence in Indonesia and the Philippines; and coronavirus related violence and demonstrations across the region. In Myanmar, last week marked yet another week in which civilians were killed…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 2-8 February 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week included: increased battles in Myanmar; ongoing separatist violence targeting civilians in Thailand; continued drug-related violence in the Philippines; and labor protests in Indonesia and Myanmar. Clashes in Myanmar between the military and the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) increased significantly last week in Rakhine state. Clashes were…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 26 January – 1 February 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week included: civilian deaths amid ongoing conflict in Myanmar and separatist violence in Thailand; a clash between Papuan separatists and state forces in Indonesia; increased drug-related violence in the Philippines; and labor protests across several countries in the region. Civilians in Myanmar continue to be injured and killed in…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 12-18 January 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments from last week include: continued fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine state; increased separatist violence targeting civilians in Thailand; continued clashes between state forces and Papuan rebels in Indonesia; and fighting between state forces and both Islamist and communist rebels in the Philippines. As Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Myanmar to shore-up…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments over the past three weeks include: continued fighting between the military and several ethnic armed groups in Myanmar; clashes during the Christmas ceasefire between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; and separatist violence in Thailand and Indonesia. At the end of December, there was intense fighting in Myanmar…