Hunter Marston is a Southeast Asia analyst based in Washington DC. He has contributed to the New York Times, Foreign Policy and Nikkei Asian Review, and worked at the US embassy in Myanmar.
Stirring hatreds ahead of Myanmar elections
Hate speech and extremist ideology are on the rise as parties vie for votes, and more violence could be the consequence.
Vietnam: why blogger Mother Mushroom went free
Hanoi has released a prominent blogger, who'd been jailed on propaganda charges, on the condition she leave for the US.
Vietnam’s crackdown on dissent could undermine its stability and growth
Detaining enemies of the state could erode international support for Vietnam.
What a realistic solution to Myanmar’s Rakhine State crisis might look like
The Bangladesh-Myanmar agreement is only the first step on a long road to restoring stability in Rakhine State.
Why Trump attending Southeast Asia’s summit season is good news
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