Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
22-28 March 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: ongoing fighting in Myanmar after the government declared the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army to be a “terrorist” group; continued clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines despite ceasefire declarations from both sides; and demonstrations across the region stemming from government or employer decisions…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
15-21 March 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: ongoing civilian fatalities amid fighting in Myanmar, separatist violence in Indonesia and Thailand, decreased anti-drug operations in the Philippines, and demonstrations in Indonesia and Thailand arising from coronavirus-related concerns. As the conflict between the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) and the military continues in Myanmar, week…

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…

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…