Each month a team of reporters and editors select a country or region in Asia and take an in-depth look at the stories making headlines (and those that should be). Joining them, our correspondents provide on-the-ground context to major developments and ongoing issues. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.
Elections in Thailand and Indonesia, and the resurgence of measles in Southeast Asia
Analysing the recent Thai election result, assessing the players and politics driving the Indonesian election, and a look at the Southeast Asian factors behind the recent measles outbreak
What next for North Korea, Vietnam’s trade, tech and tourism transformation?
We discuss what comes next after the failure of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, look at Vietnam’s economic windfall from the US-China trade war, and analyse the huge South Korean tourism trade and its push to become the Silicon Valley of South East Asia
Thai election analysis and the Russian gentrification of Pattaya
Analysis of the upcoming Thai elections after a week of tumultuous headlines; revelations of another side of the notorious district of Pattaya as Russian migrants move in.
Philippines deep dive
Three of the most impactful and important stories from the Philippines: life after vicious armed conflict, a social media furore provoked by a beauty pageant and the ongoing struggle for a free press in one of the most dangerous countries for journalists.