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Ride the Dragon or Fly with the Eagle? This Is the...

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By Krisantus Tobias "When I was growing up, my parents told me: 'Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters:...

Southeast Asia Warms Up to the US Under Biden, with Some...

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Biden administration has gained high expectations among ASEAN countries. However, skepticism might stay as well as China's influence grows.

How the ASEAN Summit on Myanmar Might—or Might Not—Impact the Situation...

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By Joshua Kurlantzick These past weekends, the ten member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Myanmar, held an emergency summit to address...

The U.K. Seeks Dialogue Partnership With ASEAN, Pursues Global Agenda

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By Noto Suoneto and Frederik Wrist In mid-April 2021, U.K. Foreign Minister Dominic Raab visited Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam in order to forge closer trade and security ties with the...

What is China’s Involvement And Stake in the Myanmar Crisis?

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By Harishmawan Heryadi Many have begun to attribute the military coup in Myanmar to the presence of foreign hands. Could that be true?  Many days have...

The UK Updates Its Foreign Policy, Boosts Ties with ASEAN, Indonesia

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By Noto Suoneto In early March 2021, the United Kingdom published its “Integrated Review of Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy,” a document describing the government’s...

The Rohingya Crisis: No Solution Is in Sight, the Suffering Continues

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By Pinehas Danu Arvito In the early hours of 9 October 2016, a small group of Rohingya people, armed with sticks, knives and a few...

The TAC Is ASEAN’s Code of Ethics—Why Isn’t It Used to...

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By Calvin Khoe When ASEAN was founded in August 1967, it was ostensibly for the purpose of economic and functional cooperation. However, the statements of...

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...

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