China immediately seized upon President-Elect Trump’s victory to offer its proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as an alternative to the TPP. Russia backing the proposal signals a call for a
China’s seizure of Singapore’s military assets is part of a larger effort to punish neighbours for geo-political faux pas and cozy relations with the U.S.
The Islamic State is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia. However, local governments are developing new approaches to combat terrorism.
Southeast Asia is expected to face the worst effects of global warming in the next 30 to 50 years. This will have a significant impact on regional economies and livelihoods.