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The China-India Border Dispute Can Give ASEAN Leverage In the South China Sea

The China-India Border Dispute Can Give ASEAN Leverage In the South China Sea

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By Zikri Basir China is going through a tricky and challenging period. Last year China was already in the midst of what observers regard as...
Humankind Needs A New International Order In A Post-Covid-19 Pandemic World

Humankind Needs A New International Order In A Post-Covid-19 Pandemic World

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By Wiryono Sastrohandoyo. The liberal international order was established soon after World War II under the leadership of the United States, with most of the...
Can Indonesian Cuisine Spice Up the World Yes If It Gets Enough of a Vital Ingredient

Can Indonesian Cuisine Spice Up the World? Yes, If It Gets Enough of a...

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By Ignatius Puguh Priambodo One late night in Antwerp, Belgium recently Maryna Mai worked in her kitchen until morning. She had just come home from...
Women Leaders in the Covid-19 Pandemic What Is the Secret to Their Effectiveness

Women Leaders in the Covid-19 Pandemic: What Is the Secret to Their Effectiveness?

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By Bernie Quimpo Do women really make more effective leaders in a global crisis such as a Covid-19 pandemic? The belief that they do has...
A Tough Year for Democracy in Southeast Asia

A Tough Year for Democracy in Southeast Asia

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2018 was a brutal year, in many ways, for civil society activists, rights advocates, and democratic politicians throughout Southeast Asia. Cambodia’s government transformed from...
Global Recovery from the Pandemic Creates a Surge in Palm Oil Demand

Global Recovery from the Pandemic Creates a Surge in Palm Oil Demand

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By Dupito D. Simamora As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the palm oil industry, together with other commodity-producing industries, is experiencing a pleasant...
Democracy Is Rule by Majority Otherwise Inequality Prevails

Democracy Is Rule by Majority Otherwise Inequality Prevails

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By Zakiah Nuril Zafirah In the United States presidential election of 2020, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. came out as winner, having gained some 81.2 million...
What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever

What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever?

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Earlier this month, the Myanmar government embarked upon a new plan to begin repatriating Rohingya who had fled Rakhine State after waves of brutal...
China Must Comply with Int’l Law And Respect Rights of Other Nations

China Must Comply with Int’l Law And Respect Rights of Other Nations

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By Antonio T. Carpio The July 12, 2016 landmark Arbitral Award in the South China Sea Arbitration between the Philippines and China that invalidated China’s...
Indonesia Faces a Huawei Quandary As US China Rivalry Keeps Simmering

Indonesia Faces a Huawei Quandary As US-China Rivalry Keeps Simmering

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By Muhammad Jasuma Fadholi The dynamics of the relationship between the two world powers, the United States and China, in the months ahead will be...
A Call to Irish Solidarity with Peoples Who Suffer Oppression and Racism

A Call to Irish Solidarity with Peoples Who Suffer Oppression and Racism

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By Lawrence McEvoy In my hometown of Mountmellick in the heart of Ireland, on Wolfe Tone Street, there stands a somber monument to 11 brave...
Young People Everywhere Need to Know Trumpism is the Antithesis of Leadership

Young People Everywhere Need to Know Trumpism is the Antithesis of Leadership

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By Fred Utanes  I would like to voice my condemnation of the worst ideology that the world has known, which emerged more than five years...
Washington and Beijing’s Relationship Deteriorates Does Chinese State Media Pose a Threat to the United States

Washington and Beijing’s Relationship Deteriorates: Does Chinese State Media Pose a Threat to the...

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By Joshua Kurlantzick Washington’s Crackdown The Donald J. Trump administration and many Democrats worry that Chinese state media outlets will use propaganda to shape Americans’ views...
Addressing the Effect of Covid-19 on Democracy In South and Southeast Asia Part 2

Addressing the Effect of Covid-19 on Democracy In South and Southeast Asia (Part 2)

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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...
Climate Change Will Indonesia Be Just a Bystander or a Leader

Climate Change: Will Indonesia Be Just a Bystander or a Leader?

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By Dino Patti Djalal In the midst of the Covid-19 storm that continues to engulf the world, we must be careful not to lose sight...

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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...