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June 2018

Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum
July 01, 2018

Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
These are the days when an old system refuses to die and a new system isn't ready to be born.

The Mixed Legacies of Indonesia’s Reformasi
July 01, 2018

The Mixed Legacies of Indonesia’s Reformasi

By Natalie Sambhi
Against the odds and despite some setbacks, Indonesia survived its democratic transition and continues to thrive.
Cambodia’s Ersatz Election
July 01, 2018

Cambodia’s Ersatz Election

By George Wright
Anxiety and crackdowns define a battle for legitimacy in Cambodia.

Will China Have 7 Aircraft Carriers by 2025?
June 30, 2018

Will China Have 7 Aircraft Carriers by 2025?

By Abraham Ait
The PLA Navy’s upcoming Type 075 assault ships may deploy fighter jets to better contend pacific naval superiority.

Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave
June 30, 2018

Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave

By Grant Wyeth
Beijing swiftly moves into any of the spaces Australia abandons, and Canberra lacks the capability to reclaim them.

How China Can Make the Most of Its Solar Energy Boom
June 30, 2018

How China Can Make the Most of Its Solar Energy Boom

By Samuel Corwin
China's solar industry has made great strides, but national priorities continue to be undermined by local realities.

The Future of Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte: What’s on the Second Horizon?
June 29, 2018

The Future of Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte: What’s on the Second Horizon?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at what lies ahead in the coming years on this front.
Why Postponing the New US-India Dialogue Matters
June 29, 2018

Why Postponing the New US-India Dialogue Matters

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Such developments only exacerbate the challenges of managing differences in an important, complex relationship.

One Year After Mother Mushroom’s Imprisonment, Signs of Hope in Vietnam
June 29, 2018

One Year After Mother Mushroom’s Imprisonment, Signs of Hope in Vietnam

By Prachi Vidwans and Joy Park
Despite rising repression, the democratic awakening of the Vietnamese people continues.

The Battle for Bangladesh: India vs. China
June 29, 2018

The Battle for Bangladesh: India vs. China

By Shakil Bin Mushtaq
In the battle for influence in Bangladesh, India has long been on top. But China has made inroads.

Meet Taiwan's Newest Official Indigenous Group
June 29, 2018

Meet Taiwan's Newest Official Indigenous Group

By James X. Morris
Taiwan’s courts recognize the Siraya as the island’s 17th indigenous group, setting a new precedent.
Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia
June 29, 2018

Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Democracy in Southeast Asia seems to be in decline. How bad is the situation?

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