26 July, 2016

ASEAN’s South China Sea ulcer

Mathew Davies

South China Sea a health risk and needs to be confronted sooner rather than later.

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A crown prince and German affairs

Why revealing photos of Thailand's Crown Prince are making royalists anxious.


Magic families

Trump, the Thai Crown Prince, the balcony, the stage, and the vanishing act.


Royal ink

Taking a closer look at Vajiralongkorn's tattoos and what they mean.


Who would voters with no votes vote for?

Extending absentee suffrage for Myanmar’s citizens abroad.

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Social cohesion and scandal cycles in Malaysia

Mahathir on the divisions tearing a country, the opposition and politics apart.


Ghosts of the new city


Myanmar’s 2016 batch of babies

What are the prospects for the newest citizens in a new democracy?


Australia offline in an online world

Time to position Australia as a digital player.


Revisiting country risk for Myanmar

Will it be boom or bust for companies investing in a newly democratic Myanmar?


Living in a gangster’s paradise

Civilian defence and street thugs in Indonesia.


Playing with fire

Burning lands and fragile livelihoods in the hills of Myanmar's southern Chin State.


Thailand’s hidden republican tradition

Surprisingly, Thailand has one of Asia's oldest republican movements.


What hope for West Papuan refugees in PNG?

Citizenship not enough to alleviate the struggle of those who have fled Indonesia.


Not right in Ramadan

Indonesia's insistence on the death penalty will haunt its people and the nation for decades to come.


Tolerance in the time of terror 

From Jihadis to Ma Ba Tha to 'Hansonites', extremism begets extremism.


Dissent and death in Cambodia

Will speaking out in Cambodia now get you shot?

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Thai youth activism rekindling hope

How new movements could bring back democracy.