Articles by Bridget Welsh

Taking new paths

After elections in Myanmar comes hope, opportunity and major challenges.

Malaysia’s ‘strongman’?

Najib’s divisive 1MDB politics undermine his long-term survival.

Singapore swing

The People’s Action Party’s election victory is the optimal pendulum swing, argues Bridget Welsh.

It’s the crowd that counts in Singapore’s vote

Ordinary citizens set to mark their mark in this Friday's ballot.

Hungry ghosts and Singapore’s elections

Bridget Welsh on how the past, present and future are haunting the 2015 vote.

Najib’s taxing problem: The politics of Malaysia’s GST

Najib Razak should be careful, reminds Bridget Welsh, as excessive taxation has thrice led to rebellion in Malaysia.

Lee Kuan Yew’s political legacy – a matter of trust

Bridget Welsh reflects on the political legacy of Lee Kuan Yew.

In the shadow of strongmen

Southeast Asia shows us that there are two paths to democratisation – one of big bang change with reforms and another of simply muddling through.