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Erin Cook

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.

Posts by Erin Cook
September 20, 2019

Is Indonesia Losing Its War on Corruption Under Jokowi?

By Erin Cook
Recent developments have heightened concerns about the progress on anti-corruption in the country.

September 05, 2019

Duterte’s Fifth China Visit: Heavy on Promise, Light on Results

By Erin Cook
Duterte’s latest trip to China did little to ease concerns about his approach to Beijing.
August 23, 2019

What Lies Ahead for Singapore’s Succession Dynamics?

By Erin Cook
This year’s iteration of the prime minister’s National Day Rally speech was scrutinized for a sense of the country’s political future.

August 16, 2019

Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?

By Erin Cook
The president’s incendiary rhetoric conceals more complex policy realities in the country under his tenure.

August 08, 2019

What Does the New Philippines Dengue Epidemic Mean?

By Erin Cook
The declaration has highlighted the country’s longstanding challenges in managing the issue.

August 02, 2019

Thailand: New Government, Same Old Issues

By Erin Cook
As a new government takes shape, the issues that lie ahead for it are quite familiar.
July 26, 2019

What Did Duterte’s State of the Nation Address Reveal About His Presidency?

By Erin Cook
This iteration of the annual speech came amid several domestic political developments and agenda items of consequence.  

July 18, 2019

After Jokowi’s Indonesia Election Win, What’s Next for Prabowo’s Supporters?

By Erin Cook
While the election result may have been settled, the post-election dynamics are only beginning to shape up.

June 13, 2019

Scandal Rocks New Malaysia

By Erin Cook
A sex scandal that erupted this week is just the latest issue that has confronted the new government.

May 30, 2019

After the Riots: Indonesia’s Post-Election Future

By Erin Cook
As the dust settles following the events of the past week, a closer look at some of the key aspects that will shape the country’s future.

April 11, 2019

Where Do Indonesia’s Presidential Candidates Stand on Foreign Policy?

By Erin Cook
As the country heads for the polls, the two contenders’ foreign policy outlooks have not really factored all that much beyond a series of tendencies.
March 30, 2019

Irregularities Cloud Thailand’s 2019 Election Results

By Erin Cook
Doubts about the results and the role of the election commission in particular have further intensified distrust about the country’s institutions and muddied the waters.

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