• The US Ambassador to Myanmar spoke on Myanmar's upcoming elections.
  • Ahead of the signing of Myanmar's Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement here's an excellent brief from the Institute for Security and Development Policy.
  • Zach Abuza looks ahead to Vietnam's 12th Congress.
  • The hazing scandals in Thailand reflect deeper problems in social relations, argues Thongchai Winichakul.
  • Thailand's PM calls for calm after protests in Phuket.
  • The spike in dengue across Southeast Asia may be linked to the new El Nino weather pattern.
  • CSIS looks at the conclusion of TPP negotiations
  • Graeme Dobell: should Canberra join ASEAN? The affirmative case here and negative here.
  • Fortify Rights and Harvard Law School released a joint report on the 'Crackdown at Letpadan: Excessive Use of Force and Violations of the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression in Letpadan, Bago Region, Myanmar'.
  • Myanmar needs to focus more on landmines and unexploded ordnance, says Gregory Cathcart.
  • Elsewhere, 'the haze' dominated headlines: