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Policy Forum is Asia and the Pacific’s platform for public policy debate, analysis, views, and discussion.


Thailand's Election: Will the Government Be Held Accountable?

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The three branches of the Thai government have long operated with impunity regardless of electoral results, writes Thai constitutional law scholar Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang.


China's Fourth Wave of Feminism: Despite Censorship, #MeToo Perseveres

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Feminism has a long history in China, but #MeToo has met a wall of state and societal censorship.


The US Is Deporting Cambodian Immigrants to a Land They've Never Known

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Many Cambodian deportees fled the Khmer Rouge decades ago. Some have never set foot in Cambodia.


For China, the Belt and Road May Serve Critical Domestic Needs

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The world is focusing on impacts for Belt and Road contact countries, but what's in it for China?


OPINION: Time to Say Goodbye to 'Chinese Taipei'

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A proposal to compete as 'Taiwan' rather than 'Chinese Taipei' in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics serves as a warning to Beijing.


Asia's Mental Health Support Systems Are Still Neglected by Policymakers

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People living with mental disorders remain among Asia's most vulnerable and marginalized populations.


ANALYSIS: Why the Asian Tigers Don't Have Their Own Silicon Valley

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Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan are still far from adapting to the digital age and embracing the knowledge economy.


OPINION: Differing Strategic Visions in the Indo-Pacific Cloud the Region's Future

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India, Japan and the US all have different ideas about what the Indo-Pacific means, casting doubt over its future as a concept.


OPINION: Asia Can Lead North Korea Human Rights Dialogue

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A multilateral, Asian-led human rights discourse with North Korea offers an alternative to failed Western-led approaches.

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