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The Future of Singapore’s Politics in Focus Amid Election Speculation
February 06, 2019

The Future of Singapore’s Politics in Focus Amid Election Speculation

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Developments in the country’s politics have come under greater scrutiny ahead of the next polls.  

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

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While there are important markers to assess the evolution of regime transitions, they can oversimplify more complex developments.
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 10, 2018

Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?

By Luke Hunt
The strongman is clearly afraid of the scrutiny that might come from making the trip.

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

By Luke Hunt
The effort to ban online news outlet Rappler is sadly an all too familiar story in the region.

Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
September 15, 2017

Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

By Leena Rikkila Tamang and Mette Bakken
How has democracy fared in Asia over the last decade – and what can help in pushing the agenda forward?

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

By Khoo Ying Hooi
The aspects of the ASEAN Charter dealing with rights and democracy have been largely ignored.

The Point of ASEAN
July 30, 2016

The Point of ASEAN

By Kristoffer Daniel Li
ASEAN's potential lies not in solving the South China Sea issue, but in creating a truly "people-centric" community.
Southeast Asia's Unlikely Young Dissidents
July 10, 2015

Southeast Asia's Unlikely Young Dissidents

By Mong Palatino
A look at some of the faces in the region's new generation of change seekers.

ASEAN Has Some of World’s Tightest Religious Controls
March 03, 2015

ASEAN Has Some of World’s Tightest Religious Controls

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A report finds the region has some of the world’s worst religious restrictions.

ASEAN Has World’s Worst Elections
February 20, 2015

ASEAN Has World’s Worst Elections

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A new report has some pretty bad news for the region on this score.

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