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Time for ASEAN minilateralism
To save the principle of ASEAN centrality, the regional body should transcend its unanimity/consensus-based decision-making and embrace minilateral arrangements on divisive issues.
Sealing the Mahathir-Anwar Alliance: Will They Unseat Najib?
One-time allies who parted ways acrimoniously, Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim have finally sealed the revival of their once effective political partnership. Their common goal of removing PM Najib Razak through the ...
China's Strategic Access to Gwadar Port: Pivotal Position in Belt and Road
The vital role of ports to both security and development has enabled Pakistan and China to blur the distinction between economic and military purposes. The development of the Gwadar Port seeks to introduce economic progress ...
TPP12 vs TPP11: Gainers and Losers
Our simulation of an econometric model suggests that the net benefit of TPP11 is positive. There is, therefore, a case for going ahead with TPP11.
South China Sea Disputes: Nearing a Solution - Or Is It?
The likely announcement by Philippine President Duterte of the Scarborough Shoal as an environmental marine sanctuary and off limits to fishermen could prove to be the first incremental step towards defusing the South China ...
Rice & the private sector : Asia’s food - energy - water nexus
With global food demand and energy needs increasing amid a potential shortfall in water, the interdependencies between these resources – defined as the water-food-energy nexus – have become the resource scarcity challenge ...
New Zealand’s election : Will there be an upset ?
New Zealand’s recent General Election may have taken place but it is not really over. Special and overseas votes remain to be counted. The final total result is set for 7 October. Then a governing \ coalition has to be put ...