Michael Sullivan

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Thai Progressive Party is still short of the majority it needs to form a government

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Voters in Thailand have delivered a stinging rebuke to the nine-year rule of the military-led government. But will the opposition party that won the most votes get a chance to rule?


Voters in Thailand have spoken — they want change

Monday, May 15, 2023

Voters in Thailand overwhelmingly backed opposition parties promising to bring change — delivering a stunning rebuke to the military-backed government that has led them for nearly a decade.


Thailand's voters overwhelmingly support opposition parties in elections

Sunday, May 14, 2023

The Pheu Thai party and the progressive Move Forward Party made a strong showing, in a repudiation to the military-backed government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.


Voters in Thailand, led by young people, are expected to demand change

Friday, May 12, 2023

A progressive political party popular with young people is challenging the status quo in Thailand, where voters will go to the polls on Sunday after nine years of military-backed rule.


At Biden-Marcos meeting, China is expected to be at the top of the agenda

Monday, May 01, 2023

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says he aims to forge a stronger relationship with Washington, and China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea will be a major topic to discuss.


A Myanmar activist loses almost everything but hope

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Nilar Thein, an activist who met her husband while imprisoned, started a family during the heady days of Myanmar's experiment with democracy. Her husband now dead, she's on the run.


Myanmar has been in chaos since the army seized power from the civilian government

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Two years after Myanmar's military coup, the country continues to be unstable. Meanwhile, about one million minority Rohingya refugees continue to languish in camps in neighboring Bangladesh.


What's next for Myanmar's former leader

Friday, December 30, 2022

Friday should be the end of Myanmar's former leader's legal drama. What's next for Aung San Suu Kyi?


Myanmar reportedly will release 4 foreigners as part of a broad prisoner amnesty

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Myanmar's expected release of more than 5,700 prisoners is expected to include the U.K.'s former envoy to the Asian country, an Australian economist and a Japanese filmmaker, according to state media.


Myanmar's crisis is on the agenda for Biden and East and Southeast Asian leaders

Friday, November 11, 2022

President Biden will be in Cambodia this weekend for summits with Asian leaders. Myanmar's military rulers were not invited — their 2021 coup has left the country in chaos.


Thailand is rethinking its approach in its drug laws

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Southeast Asia has some of the toughest drug laws in the world, but Thailand bucking that trend. It has decriminalized cannabis and freed thousands of people convicted on related offenses.


Dozens of people are killed in a shooting at a daycare center in Thailand

Thursday, October 06, 2022

Officials say most of the victims are children. Thailand's prime minister expressed his condolences to the families. Authorities say the man who carried out the attack was a former police officer.


Aung San Suu Kyi is convicted again in Myanmar, alongside an Australian adviser

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The former prime minister was sentenced to three years for violating the official secrets act, on top of a 20-year sentence already handed down by the military junta that took power in 2021.


Parts of Asia are cleaning up after Typhoon Noru

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Typhoon Noru has made landfall in Vietnam, after causing at least eight deaths and widespread flooding in the Philippines.


Hanoi brings back neighborhood loudspeakers

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The government in Vietnam's capital Hanoi is bringing back archaic neighborhood loudspeakers to deliver information to the people. Few of them seem to want it.


Myanmar authorities detain the U.K.'s former ambassador to the country

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Vickie Bowman and her husband were detained for sending information to an activist group and others opposed to military rule, a senior military official said.


Jailed arms dealer Bout, 'the Merchant of Death,' may be swapped for 2 Americans

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer imprisoned in Illinois, could be key to securing the freedom of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, two Americans who are being held in Russia.


Myanmar carries out its first executions in decades, including democracy activists

Monday, July 25, 2022

Myanmar's military government has executed four people it accused of carrying out acts of terror. They're the first official executions in the Southeast Asia nation in decades.


Cambodian court sentences American lawyer amid crackdown on dissent

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Cambodian American lawyer Theary Seng and dozens of others were convicted of treason last Tuesday, as Prime Minister Hun Sen continues to crackdown on dissent.


Biden welcomes leaders of Southeast Asian nations for special ASEAN summit

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

This week's summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations provides the latest opportunity for the Biden administration to push for isolating Russia internationally over the war in Ukraine.