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Media Freedom : Is Malaysia Ready for a More Open Society?
One of the Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) reform agenda includes greater freedom of speech and the media. To what extent does the current situation on the ground reflect this?
34th ASEAN Summit and Thailand : Headway or Uncertainty?
The just-concluded 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok showed some progress in ASEAN cooperation and integration, but certain challenges remain. Thailand’s internal politics will determine the country’s next foreign minister; ...
Timor-Leste’s Challenges : Year After the May 2018 Elections
A year after the last parliamentary elections, in which the Alliance for Change (AMP) coalition won a clear majority, the 2018 and 2019 budgets have been passed, ending a period of considerable uncertainty and gridlock. ...
ASEAN Economic Outlook 2019 : Changing Skies?
As 2019 passes the halfway mark, with the end of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, the regional grouping faces intensified risks on the trade front. Boosting the bloc’s economic resilience in response will require not just ...
International Conference on Cohesive Societies – Appreciating Diversity : What Has The ICCS Achieved?
‘Many Communities, One Shared Future’ was the theme of the recently concluded International Conference on Cohesive Societies (ICCS). A key takeaway is that diversity is not a hindrance to social cohesion; it is how people ...
Singapore Defence Technology Summit – US’ AI Ethics Debate : Overcoming Barriers in Government and Tech Sector
The debate over ethics and norms building in artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining momentum in the US government and tech industry. Yet, while these institutions understand the need for ethics in AI, a myriad of barriers ...
ASEAN’s New Economic Player – Vietnam : ICT as Engine of Rapid Growth
The headwinds from the trade war between China and US is dampening export demand from Asian economies. Particularly affected is the ASEAN region. But why is Vietnam thriving when its larger and more developed neighbours ...
Can Trust Be Verified? Managing 5G Risk in Southeast Asia
Nothing can fully protect a country from secret malfeasance involving the company it hires to provide and maintain its 5th generation wireless system (5G). But certain steps can lessen the risk. One is to learn how secure ...
Disaster Management : Can ASEAN Be a Global Leader?
Notwithstanding the growing frequency of natural disasters worldwide, it is difficult to strengthen disaster risk governance in ASEAN and globally. Several factors stand in the way. However, a recent pilot study in Thailand ...
Belt & Road Initiative – Geopolitical Moves : China’s BRI Signals To India?
A positive Chinese gesture towards India on 1 May 2019 reveals Delhi’s relative importance in Beijing’s global foreign policy. While an instantaneous breakthrough in their complex relationship is unlikely, a new trend can ...