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2017/05/16 | Mohd Nawab Bin Mohd Osman and Aida Arosoaie

Meet the Vanguard of Malaysian Islamist Politics

In a political climate where most Islamist parties have chosen to prioritize political objectives over ideological ones, PAS has balked this trend and has become more conservative in its political posture.

2017/05/15 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

Does Taiwan’s WHA Exclusion Really Matter? An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Biggest Health Meeting

Not all Taiwanese have been excluded from attending the World Health Assembly this year. One Taiwanese researcher who will be at the meeting in Geneva explains why gaining “observer” status is not all it is cracked up to be, and why Taiwan needs a new strategy that does not rely on its unguaranteed status at the WHA.

2017/05/11 | Roy Ngerng

School’s Out: How Singapore Keeps University Reserved for the Elites

[OPINION] The Singapore government is shutting out most Singaporeans from universities while keeping the door wide open to foreigners.

2017/05/10 | Jenna Cody

OPINION: Don’t Delete the Generalissimo, Contextualize Him

'His legacy ought to be studied and analyzed, if only to remember the horrors and agonies of the history of this island nation, and to educate ourselves on the importance of avoiding a backslide into totalitarianism.'

2017/05/09 | Kyle Pope

Moon Victory Imminent in South Korea

As liberal Moon Jae-in looks set to grab the South Korean presidency, Kyle Pope examines the politics that got him into pole position.

2017/05/09 | Adam Hatch

OPINION: Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Wrong Move

'Chiang Kai-shek was the greatest single fighter of the CCP, bar none. He also led China through one of the darkest periods of its history, including a brutal war with Japan and two periods of civil war, which wrapped together were a central part of the greatest conflict in human history.'

2017/05/08 | Jeffrey Hutton

Indonesia’s Next Jokowi?

The secret to reform in Indonesia is simple, don’t mention religion.

2017/05/05 | Roy Ngerng

The Prime Minister or The People: Just Who is Stealing Lunches in Singapore?

[OPINION] The Singapore Prime Minister’s fixation on stealing other people’s lunches has raised questions of paranoia, competitiveness, double standards and inequality in Singapore.

2017/04/27 | Jeffrey Hutton

Coldplay, Ahok and Fixing Jakarta

To make progress in Jakarta, it won’t be enough to simply say: 'I will fix you.'

2017/04/26 | Jeremy Olivier

Re-Evaluating the Legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo

Tomorrow marks the 107th anniversary of Chiang Ching-kuo’s birth. Jeremy Olivier questions whether the Generalissimo’s son was really the great initiator of democratic change so many politicians and academics like to say he was.

2017/04/26 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

Marching for Justice at the March for Science: A Postmodern Perspective

'It is really most appropriate that the scientists should be the ones marching for social justice and philosophical reflection. For perhaps no other people know better than we do just how our endeavors can be equally powerful for the destruction as it is for the construction of humanity.'

2017/04/19 | Pavin Chachavalpongpun

Welcome to Thailand, Kingdom of Fear (and Favor)

How has Vajiralongkorn forged new alliances and eliminated enemies and critics in order to consolidate his reign?