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2017/05/19 | Shannon Lin

Blending In or Standing Out: Immigration and the ‘Cultural Quality’ Problem in Taiwan

Are the dazzling traditional gowns and tours in native languages just a weak attempt to distract Taiwan’s newest arrivals from institutionalized discrimination?

2017/05/08 | Aaron L. Connelly

Trump’s Telephone Diplomacy Accelerates Southeast Asia’s Slide into Illiberalism

U.S. plays an important role in pressuring Southeast Asian governments not to abuse human rights, but under Trump, the pressure is off.

2017/05/04 | Morley J Weston

INFOGRAPHIC: Southeast Asia’s Electricity Paradox

Lights Out: Several countries in the region are exporting electricity before supplying it to their own people.

2017/04/26 | Amal Shahid

Book Review: Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States

In Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States, editor Sari K. Ishii brings together contributors to explore new and emerging patterns of transnational marriage migration in East and Southeast Asia. This book is a valuable contribution to research that complicates many existing assumptions – such as the perception that it is mainly women from poorer countries who move to marry men in the more prosperous north – and highlights the need for greater legal protection for marriage migrants and their families, finds Amal Shahid.

2017/03/27 | Edward White

Why Everyone is Worried about Cambodia, Again

‘There is a widespread discontent with the government…It may be just a matter of time until the pressure cooker bursts.’

2017/03/23 | Mark Stocker

Taiwan’s International Sporting Goods Show Missing A Trillion Dollar Market Opportunity?

While TaiSPO was once the go-to show for sports equipment buyers from around the globe, a repositioning is needed to deliver a new generation of meaningful growth for the industry.

2017/02/20 | Alexander Bukh

Can Russia Win Friends and Influence People in Southeast Asia?

Studies show positive perceptions of Russia among young educated elites in Southeast Asia.

2017/01/17 | Peter Layton

Let's Face It, China's Military Now Dominates ASEAN

With its new air bases and leading-edge air power, China now has the strategic initiative in South East Asia, writes Peter Layton.

2016/10/18 | Evelyn Goh

Does China Get What it Wants in East Asia?

How much influence over other countries’ choices and policies does China actually have?

2016/10/13 | Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

OPINION: Beijing Talks Tough About 'New Cold War' in Asia

Emblematic of Beijing’s pugilistic mentality is a series of war games staged with Russia. Perhaps not by coincidence, 22,000 American military personnel held exercises in waters around Guam.

2016/07/27 | Shuhei Omi

UNIQLO Hijab: Giving Taiwan's Muslims Choices in Mainstream Apparel

Taiwan’s Islamic community has welcomed the move by UNIQLO to supply 'modest fashion' in Taiwan, including the hijab.

2016/07/25 | Edward White

ANALYSIS: Is Asia’s Terrorism Threat Level Rising?

Experts take stock of an increase in terrorist activity in Southeast Asia during the holy month of Ramadan, and a new report reveals a high number of Chinese joining Islamic State.

2016/07/11 | Bing-sheng Lee

Suspicions of Political Motives in Cambodian Critic’s Murder

The murder of an outspoken government critic is seen as major blow for Cambodian democracy and has raised speculation over the involvement of the ruling regime.

2016/02/01 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Philippines

US Sends Navy Destroyer into the Paracel Islands in Response to South China Sea Dispute

China’s building of artificial islands in the South China Sea has constantly aroused concerns of militarization. Though multiple countries claim partial sovereignty in the area, the US Pentagon sent a navy destroyer to Triton Island on January 30, and stated that the region should be taken as international waters.

2016/01/20 | Yuan

Taiwan Consults Singapore to Build Public Housing System

The primary goal of Taipei's visit to Singapore is to examine Singapore’s public housing system because the Taipei City Mayor is pushing for building public apartments in Taipei.