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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
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
In Malaysia, a Win for Democracy
May 11, 2018
In Malaysia, a Win for Democracy
Malaysia has bucked Southeast Asia's trend toward authoritarianism.
In Malaysia, a Win for Democracy
What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?
April 03, 2018
What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?
The move is part of a longstanding effort by both sides to manage the opportunities and challenges in their shared border.
What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?
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?
Democracy and Human Rights Shouldn’t Take a Backseat in US Southeast Asia Policy
January 10, 2017
Democracy and Human Rights Shouldn’t Take a Backseat in US Southeast Asia Policy
"As the world’s most powerful democracy, the United States can and should do more to support Southeast Asia’s democracies."
Democracy and Human Rights Shouldn’t Take a Backseat in US Southeast Asia Policy
Are Southeast Asia’s Strongmen Here to Stay?
August 06, 2016
Are Southeast Asia’s Strongmen Here to Stay?
Across the region, inequality, globalization, and nationalism have given a boost to more authoritarian leaders.
Are Southeast Asia’s Strongmen Here to Stay?
A ‘Prayut Effect’ in Southeast Asia?
January 12, 2016
A ‘Prayut Effect’ in Southeast Asia?
The junta chief’s way of politics offers a cautionary tale for the region’s new leaders.
A ‘Prayut Effect’ in Southeast Asia?
The Year in Democracy in Southeast Asia
December 11, 2015
The Year in Democracy in Southeast Asia
Except for Myanmar, the report card is decidedly mixed.
The Year in Democracy in Southeast Asia
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
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