• As international pressure continues to mount on Thailand's junta, the FT says that the 'pursuit of the former prime minister looks like a political vendetta.'
  • Also in Thailand, as Cobra Gold kicked off this week, the ongoing 'managed democracy' by military rule is also changing big-power relations with Bangkok. 
  • How does the oil price decline affects Southeast Asia? ISEAS's Cassey Lee explored here.
  • The head of the Kachin Alliance, Gum San Nsang, gave an insightful interview highlighting the deep mistrust hampering Myanmar's ceasefire process. This came as at least 20 were killed in clashes in Kachin and Shan states between the army and armed ethnic groups.
  • Looking at the region's other stumbling peace process, Zachary Abuza spoke to CogitAsia on last week's massacre of police in the Philippines and what it means for the peace process. Marwan, the JI-affiliated terrorist being hunted in the police operation, was planning to bomb the Pope's convoy during a recent visit.
  • ‪Manila says China has started dredging at another reef in disputed waters in South China Sea.
  • East West Centre takes a look at Malaysia's ASEAN chairmanship in 2015.
  • Myanmar's reforms are slowing, says a new Human Rights Watch report.
  • ISEAS's Ulla Fionna assesses Jokowi's first 100 days: compromise cabinet, subsidy cuts and a corrupt coalition.
  • Bricks and babies on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar:

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