China's aspirations for global prominence amidst challenges, partnerships with Russia and India, and economic strategies amid political shifts.
Tensions escalate in the Philippines as Duterte and Marcos Jr. clash, risking civil unrest and regional instability amid constitutional disputes.
Thailand's democracy tested by legal battles against opposition leader Pita Limjaroenrat; challenges to Move Forward Party threaten democratic ideals.
The Houthis are designated as a terrorist organization by several countries, including the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Incumbent Indonesian President Jokowi's indirect support for candidate Prabowo sparks controversy, challenging political norms. Prabowo leads polls, raising concerns about dynastic politics and electoral integrity.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's prison sentence for embezzling RM42 million reduced by the Federal Territories Pardons Board, sparking concerns about transparency and the nation's anti-corruption image.
Pakistan faces a pivotal moment with complex challenges—poverty, inflation, corruption—while preparing for crucial February 8 elections. Key contenders: PML-N led by Nawaz Sharif and PPP led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Military influence and geopolitical shifts add uncertainty to the nation's future.
Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar assumes the role of Malaysia's new King, emphasizing alignment with the people and expressing reluctance to be a "puppet king." Royal intervention remains crucial in shaping political decisions.
The 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index reveals a global stagnation with an average score of 43, signaling persistent challenges. Singapore leads, while Malaysia rises, attributing success to anti-corruption efforts. Vietnam declines amid intensified anti-graft measures, emphasizing the link between corruption and justice deterioration.
President Marcos Jr. aims to strengthen maritime collaboration with Vietnam, emphasizing peace and stability. Bilateral ties, extending from trade to diplomacy, seek a strategic partnership amid geopolitical complexities.