Asia Pacific Topics

Sep 1, 2016

Thai government to resume peace talks with Muslim insurgents

Thailand’s military government said on Thursday peace talks with Muslim separatists operating in the far south of the country would resume in Malaysia, but no agreement would be signed unless the insurgents observed a cease-fire. The separatists from the far-south Muslim-majority provinces of Yala, ...

With Duterte, hard to separate intentions from bluster

Aug 31, 2016

With Duterte, hard to separate intentions from bluster

Whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte aims to shock, inspire or just amuse, deciphering his blunt and often unpredictable rhetoric is a potential challenge for investors seeking policy clarity from the new leader. When it comes to the war on illegal drugs, events have unfolded ...