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2017/11/12 | Julian CH Lee

A New Generation of Protest Culture Sweeps Southeast Asia

Young protestors in Malaysia differ from other activists in terms of the their collective identity, the moral value they place on that identity, and the breadth of issues they may champion.

2017/11/06 | Aim Singpeng

Divide and Conquer: Authoritarianism and Cyberspace in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, only the Philippines ranks as having free internet access, according to Freedom House. Across the region, cyberspace has evolved into an arena in which the state and its societal opponents battle for power and control, with the former exerting greater and more sophisticated control over the latter.

2017/11/05 | Michael J Green

Trump's Asia Tour Puts US Regional Strategy in Focus

To get China right, you have to get Asia right, Rich Armitage and Joe Nye declared in a 2007 CSIS report. As Trump embarks on his Asia tour, whether the U.S. president understands that the key to leverage in Beijing is a free and open Indo-Pacific framework is about to be put to the test.

2017/10/29 | Dan Slater

Dictatorship versus Democracy in Southeast Asia

For civil society to help save Southeast Asian democracy, its educational mission will need to loom as large as its organizational one.

2017/10/23 | Sally Tyler

End to 'War on Coal' Puts Asia's Renewable Future at Risk

New Trump administration moves to bolster coal-fired electricity production echo recent moves to embrace the polluting fossil fuel in Southeast Asia, and threaten both renewable energy goals and greenhouse gas emission targets of the Paris climate change accord.

2017/10/20 | Kwei-Bo Huang

Tsai's Southbound Policy Faces 'One China' Opposition

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's New Southbound Policy has raised awareness of the South Asian and Southeast Asian countries that it targets, but is struggling to strike meaningful deals in the face of mounting Chinese diplomatic and economic opposition.

2017/10/15 | Kelly Gerard

Towards Solving ASEAN's Gender Inequality Problems

There are deep structural flaws within ASEAN's approach to addressing gender inequalities, not least a focus on women's economic empowerment over more nuanced, collective strategies. The challenge is developing holistic and effective approaches that make the most of increased funding in Southeast Asia.

2017/10/02 | Matthew Fulco

Southbound Policy Helps Taiwan Banks Advance

Taiwan's New Southbound Policy is bearing fruit, at least for the nation's banks, which are expanding their footprint across ASEAN in lockstep with their corporate clients.

2017/09/11 | Huang Jing

What is China's End Game in East Asian Order?

Given the rapid, ongoing changes in strategic balance throughout the region, it remains to be seen whether China’s strategic diplomacy in Southeast Asia can really deliver what Beijing desires.

2017/08/25 | Zachary Abuza

The Fall and Rise of Jihadism in Southeast Asia

The loss of the IS caliphate has led to a shift in attention back to the domestic enemy in Southeast Asia.

2017/07/17 | Serina Abdul Rahman and Christopher H. Lim

To Fight Radicalization in Southeast Asia, Empower the Women

To reduce the likelihood that radical thought will be spread in Southeast Asia, empower the mothers. Providing socioeconomic support where it is most needed among women.

2017/07/15 | Helen Clark

Vietnam Wants India to Help in the South China Sea

During a visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vietnam named India a comprehensive strategic partner, elevating it to the highest echelon of cooperation.

2017/07/12 | Hai Hong Nguyen

Will Vietnam Pull the US back to Asia?

Trump’s visit to Vietnam is an auspicious opportunity for him to reiterate the message the United States is not pivoting away from Asia.

2017/06/07 | James Laurenceson

The $5 Trillion Question: Is China Really a Threat to Maritime Trade?

China has become highly dependent on seaborne imports to meet its demand for energy, as well as basic industrial inputs such as iron ore.

2017/06/05 | Peter Layton

Will China Win the Battle for Southeast Asia's Soul?

In the matter of China’s growing sphere of influence, there are no easy paths.