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Erin Cook

Erin Cook is a Jakarta-based journalist covering Southeast Asian affairs. She has previously worked for several regional publications including the Jakarta Globe.

Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
February 16, 2018
Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
A closer look at an important issue for one of the region's poorest countries.
Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
What Does Indonesia’s Own Indo-Pacific Strategy Look Like?
February 08, 2018
What Does Indonesia’s Own Indo-Pacific Strategy Look Like?
The Southeast Asian state has advanced a version of the concept before, with some important differences.
What Does Indonesia’s Own Indo-Pacific Strategy Look Like?
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
February 01, 2018
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
Polls are once again set to be postponed, delaying the country’s return to civilian, democratic rule.
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
What Does Indonesia’s New Cabinet Reshuffle Mean for Jokowi’s Future?
January 27, 2018
What Does Indonesia’s New Cabinet Reshuffle Mean for Jokowi’s Future?
The move comes as the county looks to upcoming elections.
What Does Indonesia’s New Cabinet Reshuffle Mean for Jokowi’s Future?
What’s Behind the Demise of Vietnam’s 'Captain Sidewalk'?
January 19, 2018
What’s Behind the Demise of Vietnam’s 'Captain Sidewalk'?
A closer look at a telling development and what it means for the Southeast Asian state.
What’s Behind the Demise of Vietnam’s 'Captain Sidewalk'?
Beware Indonesia’s Quiet Drug War
January 12, 2018
Beware Indonesia’s Quiet Drug War
Despite complications and concerns, the Jokowi government’s campaign has continued.
Beware Indonesia’s Quiet Drug War
With its Environmental Crisis, Is Laos Missing the Forest for the Trees?
January 06, 2018
With its Environmental Crisis, Is Laos Missing the Forest for the Trees?
The overall challenge remains vast despite piecemeal efforts to address it.
With its Environmental Crisis, Is Laos Missing the Forest for the Trees?
Indonesia's Setya Novanto Continues to Be Mired in Scandal
December 28, 2017
Indonesia's Setya Novanto Continues to Be Mired in Scandal
The corruption case that rocked Indonesian politics continues.
Indonesia's Setya Novanto Continues to Be Mired in Scandal
Vietnam Gears up to Divest State-Owned Enterprises in 2018
December 21, 2017
Vietnam Gears up to Divest State-Owned Enterprises in 2018
Vietnam's state-owned enterprises are set for widespread divestment.
Vietnam Gears up to Divest State-Owned Enterprises in 2018
The Challenge for Najib’s ‘Malay First’ Policy in Malaysia’s Next Election
December 15, 2017
The Challenge for Najib’s ‘Malay First’ Policy in Malaysia’s Next Election
The failure to truly address minority concerns may come back to bite the premier in 2018.
The Challenge for Najib’s ‘Malay First’ Policy in Malaysia’s Next Election
What Did Indonesia’s Anti-Ahok Reunion Rally Reveal?
December 09, 2017
What Did Indonesia’s Anti-Ahok Reunion Rally Reveal?
The event demonstrated the limitations of anti-Ahok sentiment in the country's capital.
What Did Indonesia’s Anti-Ahok Reunion Rally Reveal?
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