Foreign workers strike, Singaporeans stare

A strike by foreign workers in Singapore has implications for democracy, suggests Elvin Ong.

Singapore, spice and race

A spicy debate about curry is putting Singapore’s multicultural credentials under the grill, writes Yuta Sugarno.

Dominant parties in decline

Bridget Welsh provides an interesting analysis on why two of the world's longest serving ruling regimes are in decline.

Splits in the Singapore elite

Will Singapore go the Taiwan way in its democratisation process – a split in the elite? Improbable argues Michael Barr.

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.

Singapore’s national conversation

How Singapore's “national conversation” will pan out is anybody’s guess. Will the final recommendations in its report lead to any significant changes in the substance of governance, political institutions and the political process?

Malaysia and Singapore Update 2012

Two of ASEAN’s most durable authoritarian democracies (or is it democratic authoritarianism) come under scrutiny at the Australian National University this month.