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Legal reform in China : quelling Tibetan unrest?
With rising incidence of ethnic minority violence, China's incoming leaders are faced with a serious challenge to domestic stability in the Tibetan-dominant south-west provinces. There is an urgent need for genuine legal ...
Indonesia's political outlook 2012
The major political events that dominated the news in 2011 are likely to continue to shape Indonesian politics in 2012. Election law reform and prospective candidates for the 2014 presidential election will draw most attention.
Timor-Leste’s language policy : the boulder on the shoe
Timor-Leste has chosen Portuguese as its official language of government, though Tetum remains the other official language. This language policy, a return to its colonial heritage, has future implications for the state’s ...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) negotiations : overview and prospects
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement currently under negotiation between nine countries in three continents, including Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and ...
China-India special representatives talks : moving beyond the boundary dispute?
The 15th round of talks between the Chinese and Indian Special Representatives on the boundary dispute suggests a desire to minimise the role of the dispute in bilateral ties and to move discussions to include regional and ...
The road to Rio+20 : ambitious goals for sustainable development?
The world’s biggest summit on environment and development in 20 years will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June this year. What are the opportunities and challenges for this global multilateral effort towards ...
ASEAN centrality : year of big power transitions
As the global community continues to grapple with political and economic uncertainties, ASEAN must resist the temptation to look inward if it is to maintain its much vaunted centrality amidst big power transitions.
Beyond ceasefires : Myanmar's precarious peace process
Ceasefires between the Myanmar government and national minorities will not in themselves solve their ethnic problems. Deep seated grievances and other encumbrances would have to be overcome for an inclusive Myanmar.
China's global role : need for soft power?
With the West struggling with economic problems, China is expected to assume an increased role in global leadership. To do so, it needs to improve its “soft power”.
Malaysia-Singapore energy cooperation : prospects and challenges
Singapore and Malaysia are considering sharing electricity. Will this pave the way for an ASEAN-wide electricity grid, or even cooperation in the supply of nuclear energy?