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


ANALYSIS: Ignoring Bangladesh's Polarizing Politics Is a Grave Mistake

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Conditions in the South Asian nation present a perfect storm for terrorist organizations.


How Southeast Asia Can Avoid Dutch Disease

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The likes of Laos and Myanmar can avoid the middle-income trap by establishing mechanisms to invest their resource-driven revenues.


India Lays the Groundwork for a Military Industrial Complex

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Defense procurement is a murky business in India, but one thing is certain: The country wants to make more of its own weapons.


East Asia's Biggest Problem: Aging

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All three countries at this week's Trilateral Summit are facing a demographic crunch, but China may have it the worst.


OPINION: Smart Cities Risk Becoming the 'Next Populist Scapegoat'

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Resistance to futuristic urban concepts could be viewed as obstinate refusal to cope with change, or as a way to maintain humanity in the face of forces larger than ourselves.


Here's How the Philippines Could Prevent Another Marawi Seige

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The Philippines' military, politicians and civil society must learn lessons from the Islamist attack that laid bloody siege to the city of Marawi, writes Joseph Franco.


OPINION: Vietnam Grossly Mismanages Its Water Resources

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With a growing population, increasing pollution, extreme weather events and ineffective government, Vietnam is due to face a watery calamity.


China Scholars Issue Open Letter to Protest Australia's Draft Spy Bill Amendment

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The draft bill criminalizes receiving information deemed harmful to the national interest and radicalizes debate on China.

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