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Jokowinomics and the Future Path for Indonesia’s Economy
January 18, 2019
Jokowinomics and the Future Path for Indonesia’s Economy
Jokowi's development plan is well-intentioned, but led astray by lack of planning and sensitivity to public complaints.
Jokowinomics and the Future Path for Indonesia’s Economy
How Brexit Is Helping Vietnam in the South China Sea
January 17, 2019
How Brexit Is Helping Vietnam in the South China Sea
As the UK contemplates life after the EU, Vietnam is one of its most promising new partners.
How Brexit Is Helping Vietnam in the South China Sea
Why Vietnam Should Host the Second Trump-Kim Summit
January 16, 2019
Why Vietnam Should Host the Second Trump-Kim Summit
Hanoi has been floated as a possible location for the second Trump-Kim summit.
Why Vietnam Should Host the Second Trump-Kim Summit
What’s Next for the Indonesia-South Korea Fighter Jet Program?
January 15, 2019
What’s Next for the Indonesia-South Korea Fighter Jet Program?
New reports have again raised questions about the future prospects of the deal.
What’s Next for the Indonesia-South Korea Fighter Jet Program?
A China Bailout in Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal?
January 15, 2019
A China Bailout in Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal?
A closer look at mounting evidence about an alleged deal between China and the former Malaysian government and its wider significance for ties.
A China Bailout in Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal?
Rohingyas in Limbo as Diplomacy Falters
January 15, 2019
Rohingyas in Limbo as Diplomacy Falters
Diplomatic failure leaves the Rohingya refugees trapped, stateless, and vulnerable.
Rohingyas in Limbo as Diplomacy Falters
What’s Next for Indonesia-South Korea Submarine Cooperation?
January 15, 2019
What’s Next for Indonesia-South Korea Submarine Cooperation?
A closer look at what lies ahead for both sides in this aspect of defense collaboration.
What’s Next for Indonesia-South Korea Submarine Cooperation?
No Silver Bullet for Fake News in a New Malaysia
January 12, 2019
No Silver Bullet for Fake News in a New Malaysia
The Anti-Fake News Act (AFNA) 2018 should be repealed, but Malaysia’s leaders need to work on a suitable replacement.
No Silver Bullet for Fake News in a New Malaysia
What’s Behind the Nixed Singapore-New Zealand Fighter Jet Base Deal?
January 11, 2019
What’s Behind the Nixed Singapore-New Zealand Fighter Jet Base Deal?
The development has highlighted some of the ongoing challenges both sides face in advancing their defense ties in this respect.
What’s Behind the Nixed Singapore-New Zealand Fighter Jet Base Deal?
Taiwan and Southeast Asia Have a ‘People-Centric’ Exchange Problem
January 10, 2019
Taiwan and Southeast Asia Have a ‘People-Centric’ Exchange Problem
The New Southbound Policy promotes mutual study and tourism with neighbors. However, two recent cases suggest it is being exploited.
Taiwan and Southeast Asia Have a ‘People-Centric’ Exchange Problem
Warships Spotlight China-Cambodia Defense Ties Amid Military Base Hype
January 10, 2019
Warships Spotlight China-Cambodia Defense Ties Amid Military Base Hype
The defense engagement highlighted the ongoing activity between the two sides in the naval realm.
Warships Spotlight China-Cambodia Defense Ties Amid Military Base Hype
Challenges and Opportunities in Negotiating Constitutional Reforms in Post-Election Thailand
January 10, 2019
Challenges and Opportunities in Negotiating Constitutional Reforms in Post-Election Thailand
Working around the “menu of manipulation” -- the tactics by which authoritarian regimes achieve a semblance of democratic legitimacy.
Challenges and Opportunities in Negotiating Constitutional Reforms in Post-Election Thailand
An ASEAN Giant Mulls the Region’s Future
January 10, 2019
An ASEAN Giant Mulls the Region’s Future
Indonesia’s former foreign minister Marty Natalegawa’s new book on the regional grouping’s relevance grapples with its manifold challenges.  
An ASEAN Giant Mulls the Region’s Future
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative an Opportunity for Indonesian Renewable Energy?
January 09, 2019
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative an Opportunity for Indonesian Renewable Energy?
Is there a significant role for BRI to play in the Indonesian renewable energy sector?
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative an Opportunity for Indonesian Renewable Energy?
What’s Next for the Malaysia-Singapore Border Disputes?
January 09, 2019
What’s Next for the Malaysia-Singapore Border Disputes?
Both sides continue to try to manage renewed disputes within their wider bilateral relationship despite the difficulties that remain.
What’s Next for the Malaysia-Singapore Border Disputes?
Is Thailand’s Election Going to Be Delayed Yet Again?
January 09, 2019
Is Thailand’s Election Going to Be Delayed Yet Again?
Protesters take to the street, demanding that the military junta to stick to an announced February 24 election date.
Is Thailand’s Election Going to Be Delayed Yet Again?
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