Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
25-31 October 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, clashes between the military and the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) increased in Rakhine and Chin states. Meanwhile, civilian casualties were reported amid ongoing shelling in Rakhine state. In both Thailand and Indonesia, demonstration activity decreased sharply. The decrease in protests in Thailand follows a surge in both anti-government…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
20-26 September 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, civilian displacement continued in Rakhine state in Myanmar amid ongoing shelling. Meanwhile, election-related violence has been on the rise. Demonstrations also continued across the region. In the Philippines, people protested to mark the anniversary of the imposition of martial law by former President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972. In Indonesia, demonstrations…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
26 July-1 August 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, clashes between the military and Rakhine rebels continued in Myanmar. Fighting between state forces and communist insurgents also persisted across the Philippines alongside an uptick in clashes between state forces and Islamist rebels. Meanwhile, protests across the region centered around: opposition to the government in the Philippines and Thailand; support…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
8-14 March 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: increased civilian fatalities from ongoing clashes in Myanmar; fighting between separatists and state forces in Indonesia; clashes between communist rebels and state forces in the Philippines; demonstrations over government policies related to coronavirus in Thailand; and demonstrations in several countries in the region commemorating International Women’s Day.…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
1-7 March 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: continued fighting in Rakhine state in Myanmar; ongoing pro-democracy protests across university campuses in Thailand; deadly clashes between state forces and Islamist rebels in the Philippines; demonstrations stemming from the political upheaval in Malaysia; and labor protests in Cambodia and Indonesia. Clashes in Myanmar between the military…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
23-29 February 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: reports of civilian fatalities stemming from shelling in Myanmar; increased protests in Thailand after the dissolution of the Future Forward Party; ongoing clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; separatist clashes in both Thailand and Indonesia; and protests in Malaysia during the political upheaval…