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Democracy and Geopolitics in Southeast Asia
July 21, 2018

Democracy and Geopolitics in Southeast Asia

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Reexamining Indonesia's local elections and looking ahead at Cambodia and Thailand.

The Fight for Democracy in Asia Is Alive and Well
July 02, 2018

The Fight for Democracy in Asia Is Alive and Well

By Chee Soon Juan
The idea that “Asian values” are antithetical to democracy has long since been exposed as fiction.
Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia
June 29, 2018

Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Democracy in Southeast Asia seems to be in decline. How bad is the situation?

Democracy in Cambodia Did Not Die – It Has Yet to Exist
September 17, 2017

Democracy in Cambodia Did Not Die – It Has Yet to Exist

By Sothie Keo
Cambodia’s “strongman” culture and history continues to haunt its present.

China-Thailand Relations in the Spotlight with Activist Deportation
October 07, 2016

China-Thailand Relations in the Spotlight with Activist Deportation

By Shawn W. Crispin
A recent incident has raised questions about how beholden Bangkok is to Beijing.

Is Malaysia Sliding Toward Dictatorship?
March 01, 2016

Is Malaysia Sliding Toward Dictatorship?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at how the rhetoric compares to reality.

Why ASEAN Should Celebrate Myanmar's Election
November 12, 2015

Why ASEAN Should Celebrate Myanmar's Election

By Luke Hunt
Victory by Aung San Suu Kyi should provide a much needed tonic for free speech advocates across the region.
Why Do Outsiders Care About Singapore’s Elections?
September 16, 2015

Why Do Outsiders Care About Singapore’s Elections?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The attention is less about an election than an exception.

The Tyranny of SE Asia's Establishment
November 08, 2014

The Tyranny of SE Asia's Establishment

By Serhat Ünaldi
The "old middle class" in Southeast Asia is turning against democracy in a bid to protect its interests.

Thailand’s Coup Just One Sign of Southeast Asia’s Regression From Democracy
May 31, 2014

Thailand’s Coup Just One Sign of Southeast Asia’s Regression From Democracy

By Joshua Kurlantzick
Southeast Asia’s rollback from democracy reflects a worrying global trend toward anti-democratic political change.

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