East Asia Forum
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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.
The concentration of power over AI inputs, the tendency of governments to localize and protect key digital assets, and the systematic exclusion of certain groups from accessing the benefits of AI systems are some of the key challenges to effective AI governance in Asia.
Politicians in Indonesia have the potential to initiate the systemic changes necessary for environmental management but they face challenges including corruption, overlapping jurisdictions, and the influence of business interests.
Japan's Family Law Subcommittee has outlined recommendations for reforming family law, including changes to civil codes that address issues such as parental authority, adoption, and property distribution after divorce.
In face of China’s slowdown in acquiring commodities, Indonesia’s efforts to diversify export destinations and move towards downstream industrial policies are crucial for its survival.
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's return to Thailand after 15 years in self-exile has come at a heavy political cost for his affiliated Pheu Thai Party. Their establishment of a "government of national reconciliation" has faced challenges due to their dependence on coalition partners and their loss of popularity among conservative and progressive voters.
The ASEAN-Japan relationship has evolved significantly over the past 50 years, but new challenges such as geopolitical rivalry between the US and China require increased cooperation and strategic acumen.
Thailand’s Pheu Thai party, linked to deposed PM Thaksin Shinawatra, regains power in a coalition with military proxy parties. The move is seen as a risk of internal infighting and regime instability, as surveys show public opposition to the alliance.
The G20 must prioritize sustainable debt management and funding for climate change adaptation projects to prevent a decade of lost development for the developing world.