Southeast Asia in 2022: What to Watch Out For
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Southeast Asia in 2022: What to Watch Out For

Next year will be a critical year for Southeast Asia.
Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021.
Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

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Next year will be a critical year for Southeast Asia, with prominent presidential elections potentially deciding the future of democracy in the Philippines, politics heating up in Malaysia, Thailand, and other countries, the region battling COVID-19 and its serious economic effects, and ASEAN trying to grapple with the chaos in Myanmar and its impact on the region.

For more on my predictions for ASEAN in 2022, see my new Japan Times article.

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