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23 September, 2016

A recipe for disaster?

Prischa Listiningrum & Rizqi Bachtiar

What the closure of a food stall during Ramadan says about the challenges of decentralisation in Indonesia.

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Monks receive alms in Myanmar.

A taxing problem

‘Duty’ isn’t enough to boost Myanmar’s tax revenue, writes Gerard McCarthy.

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Time running out for Timor-Leste

Will UN conciliation end the Timor Sea dispute?

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Local democracy in Myanmar

New paper examines local elections and the future of decentralisation.

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Religion after the referendum

Why Thailand's new constitution could lead to greater religious tension and violence.

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The tragedy of communal land in Indonesia

Study finds low productivity and high conflict on shared land in some of Indonesia's poorest provinces.

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Behind the rifts in modern Malaysia

Malaysians are rallying behind arrogance, antagonism and illiberalism.

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Digital can breach the divide

Indonesia shows why digital literacy is just as important for Australia as Asia literacy.

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Journeys without maps in Myanmar

More open politics and new technologies are putting much of the country back on the beaten path.

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Myanmar’s Rohingya need tomorrow’s fairer world today

Can the Kofi Annan-chaired commission chart a path to peace and human rights for the Rohingya?

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How human rights can win Duterte’s war

Human rights can have a place in Duterte’s war against drugs.

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Four hundred years of free fall

Why the price of rice is set for a downward spiral.

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Trapped in economic upheaval

Unskilled workers are at risk of exploitation in the ASEAN Economic Community.

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A policy without a strategy

Indonesia’s future in the Indian Ocean.

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A shroud of violence in the Philippines

Why does Filipino society paradoxically accept violent means to contain violence?

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Communists and contradictions in Vietnam

The country's rulers are caught between renewal and maintaining Communism with Vietnamese characteristics.

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Same old wine, brand new bottle

Stumbling blocks to peace at the 21st Century Panglong Conference.

Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao on May 26, 2016. 
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The Duterte paradox

Is the Philippines heading towards developmental authoritarianism?

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Malaysia the fragile federation

Whether it is 53 or 59, an old debate shows why Sabah and Sarawak may not be celebrating independence.

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Past friends need to work on their future

Indonesia has a long way to go. Australia should go with it.