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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.

2017/07/25 | Jason Hsu

OPINION: Culture as a New Diplomatic Strategy for Taiwan

Taiwan’s culture potentially provides it with a unique diplomatic power, if it can harness it.

2017/07/24 | James Chin

Here is Why Mahathir is at the Center of Malaysia’s Opposition Power Play

Mahathir represents an alternative Ketuanan Melayu leadership, rather than real political reforms.

2017/07/22 | J. Michael Cole

Brawls in Taiwan’s Parliament Not a 'Way of Life'

'It is downright unfair of media like the BBC to claim that this is the normal way things are carried out at Taiwan’s legislature,' says J. Michael Cole.

2017/07/13 | Shannon Lin

FEATURE: Taiwanese Rediscovering their History in the Streets of Taipei

The rise of walking tours: A rejuvenated interest in Taiwan’s past is changing tourism for visitors and locals alike.

2017/07/03 | Agence France-Presse

Singapore's Family Feud Moves from Facebook to Parliament as PM Fronts

In a rare move, the prime minister called for a debate in parliament after the attacks on Facebook against him and his wife Ho Ching.

2017/06/29 | Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong Handover: The Rise of Military-Style Youth Groups

'If they knew their kids were entering those organizations to become ideological, many of those parents, I would say, would withhold.'

2017/06/24 | Simon Chadwick

The World Cup is a Global Political Football

Will the 2022 World Cup need to find a new host country? Simon Chadwick takes a look at the controversial decision to host in the Gulf state, and those that would see it played elsewhere.

2017/05/25 | Kirsten Han

Singapore, It Is Time for Answers on Operation Spectrum

[OPINION] It’s high time that documents related to Operation Spectrum were declassified, and an independent Commission of Inquiry held, argues Kirsten Han.

2017/05/24 | Nick Cheesman and Nicholas Farrelly

Book Review: 'Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion'

Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion is a useful ensemble of works that can inform readers and enrich other studies of Myanmar. It

2017/05/22 | Roy Ngerng

Tough Pill to Swallow: Why Singapore’s Healthcare Model Should Not Be Followed

[OPINION] Singapore’s healthcare system has become unnecessarily complicated but it can be reformed to provide more equitable healthcare and give its citizens peace of mind.