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From K-pop to arranged marriages, Korea fever is sweeping across Vietnam as bilateral trade is set to reach $70 billion by 2020.
Trump’s exit from the TPP and his travel ban from Muslim majority countries are two potent threats to Brunei going forward.
Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) handily won the 2015 elections, yet internal party discord, ethnic parties and the ousted Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) all present challenges.
While tensions in the South China Sea have the potential for limited skirmishes far out to sea, the competition over the resources of the Mekong River is putting millions at risk of natural disasters, famine and regional instability.