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East Asia Forum is a platform for analysis and research on politics, economics, business, law, security, international relations and society relevant to public policy, centred on the Asia Pacific region. It consists of an online publication and a quarterly magazine, East Asia Forum Quarterly, which aim to provide clear and original analysis from the leading minds in the region and beyond.

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2018/05/29 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: America Is Playing Defense vs China on Tech Innovation

The US must invest more in research and development to retain its technological edge.

2018/07/02 | East Asia Forum

The World Is Waking Up to Beijing's South China Sea Ambitions

Governments from London to Kuala Lumpur are no longer content to allow China to operate uncontested in the South China Sea.

2018/06/27 | East Asia Forum

CHINA: Communist Party Battles to Have Last Laugh on Web Censorship

Communist Party moves to shut down a satirical app are squeezing Chinese people's right to laugh.

2018/08/09 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: ASEAN Defense Meeting Holds Key to Rohingya Crisis

ASEAN nations have made great strides towards humanitarian cooperation in recent years.

2018/03/22 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: Malaysian Politics Must Embrace Younger Voters

Malaysia's young people are not interested in politics despite representing the largest segment of the vote.

2018/06/20 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: China Leverages a Lexicon of Terror to Crush Dissent in Xinjiang

Since 9/11, Beijing has used trumped up threats of terrorism to justify the development of a high-tech security state in Xinjiang

2020/03/26 | East Asia Forum

China's Economic Growth Inextricable From the Rest of the World

Restoring China’s productive capacity in the coming weeks would require an unlikely revival of U.S. demand.

2018/08/16 | East Asia Forum

Why US-North Korea Peace Negotiations Have Hit a Diplomatic Wall

Diplomatic momentum has hit a standstill as the two sides cannot decide on the implementation of the four articles of the Singapore declaration.

2018/08/08 | East Asia Forum

ANALYSIS: How to Unlock the Potential of Indonesia's Women-Led SMEs

Policymakers in Indonesia should do more to facilitate the growth of women-led small and medium enterprises, which contributed 10% of Indonesia's 2014 GDP.

2020/09/23 | East Asia Forum

Covid-19 Exposes Gaps in South Korea’s Social Security System

Covid-19 has exposed a weak point in the South Korean social security system. One option on the table is a universal basic income.

2018/03/29 | East Asia Forum

Decades of Rohingya Tensions Still Strain the Myanmar-Bangladesh Relationship

The Rohingya crisis isn't a recent phenomenon, but new kinds of international pressure will be needed to resolve it.

2020/07/02 | East Asia Forum

Covid-19 Is Accelerating China’s Economic Self-Reliance

Reliance on domestic consumption is just one of the shifts accelerated by the coronavirus and the increasing rivalry with the United States.