January 14, 2022
How COVID-19 Has Enriched Asia’s Wealthy and Punished Its Poor
By Sebastian Strangio
A new report from the NGO Oxfam provides crucial context for the region's recent democratic decline.
December 22, 2018
Thailand’s Inequality Challenge Looms Large Ahead of 2019 Elections
By Alphonsus Pettit
A recent report suggests that the problem is only worsening, posing another headache for the junta ahead of polls next year.
May 05, 2015
Who Will Benefit from the ASEAN Economic Community?
By Mong Palatino
Some civil society organizations are claiming that the community would excessively favor corporate interests.
February 15, 2015
Asian Cities Pay Hidden Price for Global Status
By Kris Hartley
Global status may offer prestige, but it doesn’t help the economically vulnerable.
October 11, 2014
Capitalism’s Biggest Fan Is Asian... And Communist
By Zachary Keck
A new Pew Research poll found that capitalism’s biggest supporters are all in Asia.
August 23, 2014
The Root Problem of IS in Indonesia
By Rizvi Shihab
The Islamic State is exploiting the disconnect between real and perceived economic growth.
August 01, 2014
Rethinking Cambodia’s Reconciliation Process
By Phoak Kung
Involving only the country’s elites in the process will not be enough to keep the peace.
January 17, 2014
Asia: Home of the Free – and Repressed
The region's economic freedom has improved, with some notable exceptions.