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Japan : Finally Beefing Up Its Military
Japan, increasingly concerned over China’s military buildup and corresponding aggressiveness in the western Pacific, has decided to buy additional F-35 fighter jets and to convert two naval ships into fixed-wing aircraft ...
CPTPP : New Key Player in International Trade
Despite some concerns, the revamped CPTPP which became a reality recently is a force for good in international trade. The next steps are to expand membership and to establish a small secretariat.
Economic Headwinds in 2019 : Navigating Priorities for ASEAN
To face economic headwinds in 2019, ASEAN member states should prioritise implementing ASEAN Economic Community 2025 and concluding RCEP negotiation.
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – Politics at the Periphery : The ‘Outer Island’ Phenomenon
West Kalimantan, despite being perceived as provincial, provides crucial insights into patterns of politics that lie outside the purview of Jakarta.
Brexit & Southeast Asia : Return of British Naval Presence?
Although it should not be exaggerated, a persistent British naval presence in Southeast Asia should be expected now that commitments to Iraq and Afghanistan have reduced.
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – Old Soldiers Never Die : Retired Officers Behind Jokowi, Prabowo
Several retired senior military officers have declared their support for either incumbent President Joko Widodo or his challenger Prabowo Subianto in the upcoming April 2019 presidential election. How will support of these ...
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – Jokowi’s Chances in Post-Kalla South Sulawesi
Jusuf Kalla’s elusive support for Joko Widodo (Jokowi) along with strong backing from Islamist groups for Prabowo Subianto does not bode well for Jokowi’s chances in South Sulawesi. Growing discontent towards old established ...
Indo-Pacific : One Region, Many Visions?
Diverse perspectives on the idea of “Indo-Pacific” are resulting in a lack of clarity on this concept. As a framework, the Indo-Pacific seeks to create a connected multipolar Asia that must be governed by commonly agreed ...
Reform and Federalism Post GE14 : More Power to the States?
Besides the 1MDB scandal, the failure of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government to deliver equitable development to the different states has been one of the factors that led to its historic electoral defeat at the recent ...
Institutions for Asian Development Finance : Growing Competition or Complementarity?
The benefits of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank have outweighed the costs and they are working well with their older counterparts to promote Asian development. But more needs ...