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2018/05/17 | The Conversation
When Dictators Fall, Who Replaces Them?
A global glance at the future of authoritarianism.
2017/10/28 | Sheryn Lee
President Tsai's Ballot Box Balancing Act
Like most incumbents, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen is experiencing mid-term polling blues, but the erosion of identification with either of the two major parties should be greater cause for concern.
Peering into Taiwan's Post-Blue Political Future
Politics abhors a vacuum, and with the KMT struggling for support there is scope for a new opposition to mount a challenge to the DPP's grip of Taiwan's national politics. But who will lead it and where will they come from? Courtney Donovan Smith forecasts Taiwan's political future.
2017/09/14 | Rory Medcalf
India vs China: Who Really Won at Doklam
Unless China brings back the bulldozers soon, India will have won this round. And it did so without substantial involvement by the US.
2017/09/14 | Greg Raymond
This is the End: Thailand's Shinawatras Era Draws to a Close
The political transition brought on by the end of the Shinawatra era could be more important for everyday Thais than the royal transition.
2017/09/04 | Milton Osborne
Cambodia's Hun Sen Cracks Down on Press Ahead of Elections
So while the CPP rails against its ‘enemies’ and seeks to redress the balance of youth support that was evident in the 2013 elections, it has to confront what still seems the unlikely possibility that next year it could lose.
2017/08/28 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Taiwan Shines, Despite Universiade Disruption
The Universiade is a rare chance for Taiwan to shine on the international stage.
2017/08/25 | Carl Minzner
'Xi-ism' and Deepening Institutional Decay in China
The relevant question is no longer whether the 19th Party Congress will see Xi elevated above Jiang and Hu. Rather, it is: how far will this go?
2017/08/17 | Edward White
BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow
Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.
Abe No Longer Invincible: Dissecting Japan's Cabinet Reshuffle
Abe has lost his aura of invincibility and the real question is whether he will ever be able to regain it.
2017/08/15 | Sorpong Peou
Cambodian Strongman is Going Nowhere
What Hun Sen fears most is the ultimate power of political democracy.
Can Bangkok Wean Itself Off Beijing?
It is still unclear whether Thailand will be able to easily re-adjust its strategic position between the two regional powers
2017/08/11 | Edward White
Security Beefed-Up as Taiwan’s Biggest-Ever Event is Politicized
Protests loom at a rare major sporting event in Taipei, as China continues to block Taiwan’s presence on the international stage.
2017/08/06 | Kevin Carrico
BOOK REVIEW: Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow
'Generation HK' is a welcome addition to the literature on contemporary Hong Kong.
2017/08/03 | Gustav Brown
Old Power Re-Emerges in Indonesia
What appears to be the emergence of a new religious politics in Indonesia is, in reality, the re-emergence of an old power apparatus — that of the New Order deep state.
2017/08/02 | Brad Adams
OPINION: Urgent Investigation Needed into Shocking Abduction of Thai Activist in Laos
Wuthipong was put in a car and driven away to an unknown location while his wife and his friend were left at the scene
2017/07/28 | Lynda Lim.
Malaysia, How Deep is Your Love? Support for Female Leaders Only Goes So Far
Fatwahs have been used to silence and intimidate key women’s organizations supporting Muslim women’s rights and access to justice.