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India’s Northeast: A Rugged Link to ASEAN
India’s Northeastern region bordering Myanmar plays a critical role in the ‘Act East’ Policy and serves as a potential link to ASEAN.
The post-Brexit world: how should East Asian finance cope?
The post-Brexit world is now bracing for the immediate effects on financial markets, including in East Asia. More enhanced macroeconomic policy coordination is needed. Yet, a strong political will is required for successful ...
Shared Economy Business : Fixing Its “Genetic Disorder”
The shared economy has not lived up to its presupposition of sharing. Instead, shared economy business (SEB) has generated at least three distinct types of garbage – physical, environmental, and moral. Moreover, it also ...
Malaysia’s Semenyih By-Election : What Next for Race-based Politics?
With the loss of the Semenyih by-election in Selangor state by the ruling Pakatan Harapan, what are the implications for race-based politics in Malaysia? The trajectory of UMNO-PAS collaboration is likely to move the Barisan ...
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – East Java : Deadheat in a Battleground Province
Home to roughly 31 million eligible voters, both President Joko Widodo and his opponent Prabowo Subianto are currently locked in a statistical deadheat in East Java – a key province in which the winner is likely to become ...
The ISA Arrests: The Domestic Context in Bangladesh
The recent arrests of Bangladeshi foreign workers in Singapore demonstrate that the extremist Islamist challenge within Bangladesh is beginning to affect regional neighbours. Dhaka needs to exercise zero tolerance toward ...
India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Growing Regional Significance
As China expands its maritime reach in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands off the coast of India have gone high up on the priority list for New Delhi’s defence policy. The Modi government should develop a ...
Malaysia’s Changing Federal-State Relations – Post-GE14 : Decentralising Federal-Selangor Governance
Since GE14, the Selangor state government’s relations with the Pakatan Harapan federal government have improved but there are calls for governance to be further decentralised.
Indonesia’s Presidential Election 2019 – Jokowi’s Chances in West Sumatra : Why He is Likely to Lose
Joko Widodo is likely to lose the 2019 presidential election in West Sumatra. Jokowi’s poor electoral prospects in the province are based primarily on his association with the PDI-P which has links to founding President ...
The Coming Political Crisis in Afghanistan
The prevailing political deadlock and constitutional crisis in Afghanistan can be detrimental to the country's nascent democratic process. If a pragmatic solution through a fresh political agreement is not found, it will ...