The move could help win hearts and minds in the troubled region, columnist Don Pathan writes.
Asian governments could have taken advantage of a reduction in violence, analyst Zachary Abuza says.
The anti-military Future Forward Party has emerged as a third force, analyst Zachary Abuza says.
Hardline leaders of the BRN insurgent group have stayed away from a current peace dialogue.
There are four key reasons why the advent of suicide bombings in the Philippines matter.
Upstart political party’s message of military accountability connected with the region’s Malay Muslims.
Regional violence is at an all-time low but the government is ignoring the opportunity to reach out to Pattani Malays.
Malaysia’s new ruling alliance promised to restore hope, but the country is slipping into divisive politics.
The death comes at a bad time for the Thai government, which has denied torturing the healthy 34-year-old.
Retired generals see a continued role for military involvement in governance, analyst says.
Prem (1920-2019) was president of the Privy Council, a former prime minister and ex-army chief.
In his first public message in five years, the Islamic State chief reviewed global operations, but was silent on East Asia
Countries should pay attention to the rise of the group blamed for the Easter Sunday attacks, analyst Zachary Abuza says.
But president has not stood up to intolerance that allows militancy to thrive, analyst Zachary Abuza argues.
The junta has set things up to give it an edge in the vote, but some factors are beyond its control.
The fact that all six Lanao del Norte towns rejected Muslim autonomy could complicate peace prospects.
Cathedral attack will draw more foreign militants toward Abu Sayyaf, analyst Zachary Abuza warns.
The attack followed the recent killings of three mosque officials in the mainly Muslim far south.
Countries in the massive scheme struggle with debt and corruption as environmental concerns arise.
Junta has orchestrated a system where military retains power, whatever the outcome, analyst says.