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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
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 10, 2018
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
The strongman is clearly afraid of the scrutiny that might come from making the trip.
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
January 25, 2018
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
The effort to ban online news outlet Rappler is sadly an all too familiar story in the region.
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
September 15, 2017
Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
How has democracy fared in Asia over the last decade – and what can help in pushing the agenda forward?
Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
May 03, 2017
ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
The aspects of the ASEAN Charter dealing with rights and democracy have been largely ignored.
ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
The Point of ASEAN
July 30, 2016
The Point of ASEAN
ASEAN's potential lies not in solving the South China Sea issue, but in creating a truly "people-centric" community.
The Point of ASEAN
Southeast Asia's Unlikely Young Dissidents
July 10, 2015
Southeast Asia's Unlikely Young Dissidents
A look at some of the faces in the region's new generation of change seekers.
Southeast Asia's Unlikely Young Dissidents
ASEAN Has Some of World’s Tightest Religious Controls
March 03, 2015
ASEAN Has Some of World’s Tightest Religious Controls
A report finds the region has some of the world’s worst religious restrictions.
ASEAN Has Some of World’s Tightest Religious Controls
ASEAN Has World’s Worst Elections
February 20, 2015
ASEAN Has World’s Worst Elections
A new report has some pretty bad news for the region on this score.
ASEAN Has World’s Worst Elections
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