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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.  

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

By Prashanth Parameswaran
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.
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.

In Malaysia, a Win for Democracy
May 11, 2018

In Malaysia, a Win for Democracy

By HuiHui Ooi
Malaysia has bucked Southeast Asia's trend toward authoritarianism.

What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?
April 03, 2018

What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The move is part of a longstanding effort by both sides to manage the opportunities and challenges in their shared border.

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?

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

By Michael Larkin and Hunter Marston
"As the world’s most powerful democracy, the United States can and should do more to support Southeast Asia’s democracies."
Are Southeast Asia’s Strongmen Here to Stay?
August 06, 2016

Are Southeast Asia’s Strongmen Here to Stay?

By Hunter Marston
Across the region, inequality, globalization, and nationalism have given a boost to more authoritarian leaders.

A ‘Prayut Effect’ in Southeast Asia?
January 12, 2016

A ‘Prayut Effect’ in Southeast Asia?

By Mong Palatino
The junta chief’s way of politics offers a cautionary tale for the region’s new leaders.

The Year in Democracy in Southeast Asia
December 11, 2015

The Year in Democracy in Southeast Asia

By Joshua Kurlantzick
Except for Myanmar, the report card is decidedly mixed.

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.
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