Volume 1, Issue 1

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April - June 1999 · Published: Jul 1999

Daily Digest

South China Morning Post – ASEAN divided over Myanmar as group postpones year’s first meeting

Unresolved differences about engagement with Myanmar’s military rulers are causing discord among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as a ministers’ meeting set for this week was pushed back.

Asia Times – The real deal behind selling Brahmos to the Philippines

India will leverage the missile sale to insert itself more deeply in South China Sea disputes while bolstering the anti-China Quad.

Nikkei Asia – Cambodia resumes treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha

A Cambodian court resumed hearing a treason case against opposition leader Kem Sokha after an almost two-year delay in proceedings that authorities blamed on COVID-19.

The Diplomat – The Looming Environmental Catastrophe in the South China Sea

Heated maritime and territorial disputes conceal the severe damage being done beneath the waves.

The Philippine Star – Philippines agrees to buy India anti-ship missile system

The Philippines has agreed to buy an anti-ship missile system from India, shoring up its security in the face of growing Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.

Nikkei Asia – North Korea tests railway-borne missile in latest launch

North Korea tested a railway-borne missile in its firing drills, marking its third weapons test this month, which triggered a U.S. push for fresh sanctions against the isolated state.