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The Myanmar Coup Is a Naked Grab For Power, but the...

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By Rizal G. Buendia Similar to practically all Southeast Asian countries, Myanmar (also known as Burma) experienced decades of authoritarian or semi-authoritarian rule as well...

Indonesian Foreign Minister Addresses Myanmar Crisis with Shuttle Diplomacy

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Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has been active in addressing the Myanmar crisis. Indonesia has been doing its shuttle diplomacy regarding the issue.

Populism in the Philippines: Its Roots, Rise, Results, Limitations and Perils

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Populism has been a spot-on feature of Duterte's presidency in the Philippines. What are its roots, rise, results, limitations and perils?

Religion Has a Role in the Fight Against the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Religion-based communities could partner with the governments to play their role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Democracy’s Outlook: Not So Grim in South and Southeast Asia (Apart...

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Joshua Kurlantzick weighs in with a how-to for preserving democracy in South & Southeast Asia. The outlook may be not so grim apart the Myanmar coup.

Myanmar’s Coup Emblematic of Regional Democracy Failures

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By Joshua Kurlantzick Myanmar’s coup is a disaster for Myanmar, but it also is a signifier of the continuing regression of democracy region-wide in Southeast...

The Way Forward: Steps Necessary to Preserve Democratic Norms, Institutions

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Defenders of democracy should work to ensure that elections are not delayed or canceled and that elections planned in 2021 in Malaysia should be...

Indonesia’s Foreign Policy Community Rebukes Myanmar Military Takeover and Crack Down

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By FPCI The reported detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her political allies in the aftermath of the elections in November 2020 is...

The Global Context: Beyond the Two Regions, Illiberal Leaders Use the...

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Laws passed and executive actions taken during an emergency remain entrenched long after the emergency has passed. By Joshua Kurlantzick Democratic backsliding is not unique to...

Disasters Without Borders: How Climate Change Impacts a Developing Archipelagic Country

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By Dennis Legaspi The virus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, went global because of the free flow of goods, people and services through...

Addressing the Effect of Covid-19 on Democracy In South and Southeast...

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“People are fearful of the virus and, sometimes desiring strong containment measures, are inclined to initially rally around their leaders…” By Joshua Kurlantzick Although South and...

The Indonesian Origins Of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

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By Marty Natalegawa Arguably one of ASEAN’s recent most ambitious beyond the region undertakings has been the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) initiative launched at...

Addressing the Effect of Covid-19 on Democracy In South and Southeast...

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By Joshua Kurlantzick South and Southeast Asia have demonstrated mixed results in combating the coronavirus pandemic, yet the COVID-19 pandemic has been a political boon...

Addressing the Effect of COVID-19 on Democracy in South and Southeast...

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By Joshua Kurlantzick South and Southeast Asia have demonstrated mixed results in combating the coronavirus pandemic, yet the COVID-19 pandemic has been a political boon...

A Farm Setting Abundant with Produce Brings Sober Thoughts on Food...

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By Bernie Quimpo I have been locked down in a farm in North Cotabato since mid-March.  It is the safest place where I can be...

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