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The Emperor’s Two Bodies : Japan’s Imperial Crossroads?
This April, Emperor Akihito will become the first emperor to abdicate in modern Japanese history. His message to the Japanese people, broadcast in 2016, was the most significant imperial intervention since the end of the War.
ASEAN’s Digital Economy : Development, Division, Disruption
What do US-China tensions in the technological sphere mean for ASEAN’s digital ambitions and how can it respond?
Why Balancing Towards China is not Effective : Understanding BRI’s Strategic Role
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has usually been analysed for its economic and geopolitical importance. There is a third crucial function of BRI − the prevention of military as well as soft balancing coalitions against ...
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – West Java : Tough Fight in Key Battleground
Home to roughly 33 million eligible voters in the coming national elections, West Java is seeing both presidential candidates Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto clash in a tough fight for votes. How well they do in this ...
Singapore’s ’30 by 30’ Strategy : Can Food Self-Production Be Achieved?
The recent announcements in Parliament to raise Singapore’s food self-production level from the current 10% to 30% of total food needs by 2030, the “30 by 30” strategy, have raised some pertinent questions on capacity, ...
Malaysia’s Changing Federal-State Relations – Kelantan & the PH Government
The Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) state government in Kelantan had had difficult relationships with Barisan Nasional (BN) governments in Kuala Lumpur for as long as BN was in power. Will this change under the new Pakatan ...
Kazakhstan : End of an Era?
The resignation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on 19 March 2019, after almost 30 years in power, is unlikely to lead to a power struggle or political instability. If anything, it heralds the start of a planned ...
Reimagining DPRK Summit Diplomacy : Can ASEAN Play a Bigger Role?
The lack of agreement at the 2nd DPRK-US Summit in Hanoi highlights the necessity of an alternative approach; particularly one which ensures that the DPRK continues to engage the regional and international community. There ...
US-China Trade War : Mixed Currency Fortunes?
The dilemma of the US is to restore the manufacturing sector and the fiscal balance of the indebted nation at the same time. To solve this dilemma and the shortage of liquidity in global financial markets, the Chinese yuan ...
Trade Outlook 2019 : Mostly Cloudy
Prospects for global trade in 2019 are overshadowed by policy uncertainty and the weakening of the system of multilateral rules. The few more positive developments include the launch of broad plurilateral negotiations on ...