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Where Is Malaysia’s Mahathir-Anwar Transition?
February 01, 2019
Where Is Malaysia’s Mahathir-Anwar Transition?
Given Malaysia’s history and the implications for its future, the dynamics of the so-called transition bear careful watching.
Where Is Malaysia’s Mahathir-Anwar Transition?
Thai Government Scrambles to Respond as Bangkok Choked by Smog
February 01, 2019
Thai Government Scrambles to Respond as Bangkok Choked by Smog
An air pollution crisis has the local and central governments pondering new measures to combat smog.
Thai Government Scrambles to Respond as Bangkok Choked by Smog
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
January 31, 2019
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
While it is no surprise that political calculations are being made ahead of upcoming polls, the incident shows how gambles can backfire.
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
What's Behind the New Constitution Change Push in Myanmar?
January 30, 2019
What's Behind the New Constitution Change Push in Myanmar?
A closer look at the move and what it may mean for the country's politics.
What's Behind the New Constitution Change Push in Myanmar?
Beware Cambodia’s Europe Sanctions Hype
January 30, 2019
Beware Cambodia’s Europe Sanctions Hype
Claims of threats to the country’s sovereignty are vastly exaggerated and miss the broader point about how foreign economic relations work.
Beware Cambodia’s Europe Sanctions Hype
Warship Visit Spotlights UK-Brunei Military Ties
January 30, 2019
Warship Visit Spotlights UK-Brunei Military Ties
The interaction highlighted some of the ongoing activity in the bilateral defense relationship into 2019.
Warship Visit Spotlights UK-Brunei Military Ties
Can ASEAN Play a Greater Role in the Mekong Subregion?
January 30, 2019
Can ASEAN Play a Greater Role in the Mekong Subregion?
ASEAN should aim to be “central” in the Mekong subregion too.
Can ASEAN Play a Greater Role in the Mekong Subregion?
What Thailand’s Elections Can and Can’t Do for its Democracy
January 29, 2019
What Thailand’s Elections Can and Can’t Do for its Democracy
While the holding of an elusive election in the Southeast Asian state would be a notable step in the restoration of democratic rule, the harder work of managing wider political divisions lies ahead.
What Thailand’s Elections Can and Can’t Do for its Democracy
20 Dead After Bombing of Cathedral in Southern Philippines
January 29, 2019
20 Dead After Bombing of Cathedral in Southern Philippines
Over 100 were also wounded in the double bomb attack on Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo.
20 Dead After Bombing of Cathedral in Southern Philippines
Singapore’s Naval Modernization in Focus With New Warship Launch
January 28, 2019
Singapore’s Naval Modernization in Focus With New Warship Launch
Singapore celebrated the eighth and final launch in an initial batch of locally-built warships.
Singapore’s Naval Modernization in Focus With New Warship Launch
Thailand’s Golden Opportunity to Lead
January 26, 2019
Thailand’s Golden Opportunity to Lead
Thailand’s chairmanship of ASEAN is an opportunity for the government to counter troubling trends.
Thailand’s Golden Opportunity to Lead
Indonesia’s Ahok Out of Jail and Back in the Limelight Ahead of 2019 Elections
January 26, 2019
Indonesia’s Ahok Out of Jail and Back in the Limelight Ahead of 2019 Elections
The ex-Jakarta governor, convicted of blasphemy, has been freed from prison just months ahead of presidential elections in April.
Indonesia’s Ahok Out of Jail and Back in the Limelight Ahead of 2019 Elections
Cambodia-EU Threat War Erupts Amid Trade Sanctions
January 26, 2019
Cambodia-EU Threat War Erupts Amid Trade Sanctions
The issue has heated up the country’s already contested and polarized politics.
Cambodia-EU Threat War Erupts Amid Trade Sanctions
Is China Going to Take Over a Major Philippines Shipyard?
January 25, 2019
Is China Going to Take Over a Major Philippines Shipyard?
Defense and security perspectives on the Hanjin bankruptcy debacle.
Is China Going to Take Over a Major Philippines Shipyard?
What Does the Cameron Highlands By-Election Mean for Malaysian Politics?
January 25, 2019
What Does the Cameron Highlands By-Election Mean for Malaysian Politics?
The poll will be an early test of the PH’s performance – and the BN’s resilience.
What Does the Cameron Highlands By-Election Mean for Malaysian Politics?
Southeast Asia Between Democracy and Authoritarianism: Look Beyond the Litmus Tests
January 25, 2019
Southeast Asia Between Democracy and Authoritarianism: Look Beyond the Litmus Tests
While there are important markers to assess the evolution of regime transitions, they can oversimplify more complex developments.
Southeast Asia Between Democracy and Authoritarianism: Look Beyond the Litmus Tests
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